Hold on to your ascots, comic fans!  The Man From Texaco has just stumbled across something HUGE.
To wit:
Everybody knows about the WHITEWASHED Justice League, but they’re not the only team that isn’t as racially DIVERSE as DC said! Take a look at the Red Lanterns, as written by their RED WRITER, Peter Milligan (from left to right):
Reddish, Orange-red, Blue but wants to be red, Red, Red, Dark Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Purple (combination of Blue and Red).

Hold on to your ascots, comic fans!  The Man From Texaco has just stumbled across something HUGE.

To wit:

Everybody knows about the WHITEWASHED Justice League, but they’re not the only team that isn’t as racially DIVERSE as DC said! Take a look at the Red Lanterns, as written by their RED WRITER, Peter Milligan (from left to right):

Reddish, Orange-red, Blue but wants to be red, Red, Red, Dark Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Purple (combination of Blue and Red).

Don’t panic!  It’s just the Man From Texaco again, here to let you know that some might say I’m a social media darling. Others would say addict (especially if you ask my pals at the Sinclair station down the road).
Right-o, then.  Back to unclogging the nozzle on the premium pump!

Don’t panic!  It’s just the Man From Texaco again, here to let you know that some might say I’m a social media darling. Others would say addict (especially if you ask my pals at the Sinclair station down the road).

Right-o, then.  Back to unclogging the nozzle on the premium pump!

Open Letter to Diana NelsonRegarding a disturbing trend in DC Comics writing.
Dear Ms. Nelson
I run a blog called uniformedspeculationaboutcomics. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. I gather from what I’ve seen in DC’s recent creative trends that you do in fact look through the blogosphere.
I’ve seen a few disturbing instances of trends that we’ve discovered suddenly being downplayed once they’ve gotten traction in the blogs, such as:
1) The Batmobile redesigned to look like some chintzy ricer rather than the custom Lincoln Futura concept model the fans know and love.
2) The abscence of a new Hot Wheels title from the list of relaunch books, despite the existence of a dedicated Hot Wheels fanfic community of nearly a dozen (give or take five or six) LiveJournal users.
3) DC editorial’s continuing refusal to incorporate Turbo Teen into continuity as Tim Drake’s slashably bishi classmate with a dark past.
I would advise that you reconsider these decisions, because most of your fans find these aspects quite appealing.
Love and clean emissions,
The Man From Texaco

Open Letter to Diana Nelson
Regarding a disturbing trend in DC Comics writing.

Dear Ms. Nelson

I run a blog called uniformedspeculationaboutcomics. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. I gather from what I’ve seen in DC’s recent creative trends that you do in fact look through the blogosphere.

I’ve seen a few disturbing instances of trends that we’ve discovered suddenly being downplayed once they’ve gotten traction in the blogs, such as:

1) The Batmobile redesigned to look like some chintzy ricer rather than the custom Lincoln Futura concept model the fans know and love.

2) The abscence of a new Hot Wheels title from the list of relaunch books, despite the existence of a dedicated Hot Wheels fanfic community of nearly a dozen (give or take five or six) LiveJournal users.

3) DC editorial’s continuing refusal to incorporate Turbo Teen into continuity as Tim Drake’s slashably bishi classmate with a dark past.

I would advise that you reconsider these decisions, because most of your fans find these aspects quite appealing.

Love and clean emissions,

The Man From Texaco

Time to make another pass with my squeegee of snoopery, true believers, and you won’t believe what’s been wrung loose this time!
For your consideration:
In the wake of the incredible success of X-23, comic companies will continue to create teenage female versions of their most popular characters so their male readers won’t feel uncomfortable wanting to bone them. Up next for teenage feminization, according to some highly placed sources:
Missy Iron FistHavoketteJail Bait MODOK

Time to make another pass with my squeegee of snoopery, true believers, and you won’t believe what’s been wrung loose this time!

For your consideration:

In the wake of the incredible success of X-23, comic companies will continue to create teenage female versions of their most popular characters so their male readers won’t feel uncomfortable wanting to bone them. Up next for teenage feminization, according to some highly placed sources:

Missy Iron Fist
Havokette
Jail Bait MODOK

Salutations, kiddies!  The Man From Texaco is here again to top off the funnybook rumor tank!
Our spies at Marvel tell us:
In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Canada’s historical Statute of Westminster, most Marvel books cover dated December 2011 will take part in the line-wide crossover “O Canada!” in which a time-travelling James MacDonald Hudson accidentally influences world history to position Canada as the world’s largest superpower…and the world’s largest collection of superheroes!
For the entire month, this “House of Eh” will replace all Avengers titles with Alpha Flight books: Alpha Flight, New Alpha Flight, Alpha Academy, Secret Alphas, and the surprising Pet Alpha Flight including the return of the character you demanded: Puck’s pet beaver Bucky (from Alpha Flight v2. #11). And that’s not all! X-books and Wolverine’s titles will be supplanted by the adventures of Northstar and his X-Canadians, Shaman becomes the Sorcerer Supreme, and wait until you see the Canadian Captain America: YUKON JACK!
In the midst of all this world-changing adventure, only one hero will be aware that earth’s history has been changed: Calgary’s Peter Parker, photographer for The Daily Stampede and secretly THE AMAZING WOLVERINE-MAN!
Canadas will live and Canadas will die, and the NHL may never be thesame again!

Salutations, kiddies!  The Man From Texaco is here again to top off the funnybook rumor tank!

Our spies at Marvel tell us:

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Canada’s historical Statute of Westminster, most Marvel books cover dated December 2011 will take part in the line-wide crossover “O Canada!” in which a time-travelling James MacDonald Hudson accidentally influences world history to position Canada as the world’s largest superpower…and the world’s largest collection of superheroes!

For the entire month, this “House of Eh” will replace all Avengers titles with Alpha Flight books: Alpha Flight, New Alpha Flight, Alpha Academy, Secret Alphas, and the surprising Pet Alpha Flight including the return of the character you demanded: Puck’s pet beaver Bucky (from Alpha Flight v2. #11). And that’s not all! X-books and Wolverine’s titles will be supplanted by the adventures of Northstar and his X-Canadians, Shaman becomes the Sorcerer Supreme, and wait until you see the Canadian Captain America: YUKON JACK!

In the midst of all this world-changing adventure, only one hero will be aware that earth’s history has been changed: Calgary’s Peter Parker, photographer for The Daily Stampede and secretly THE AMAZING WOLVERINE-MAN!

Canadas will live and Canadas will die, and the NHL may never be the
same again!

Greetings, funnybook fans!
They all mocked me when I cornered the market on Night Force back issues, but who’s laughing now?
Certainly not artist Gene Colan — because he’s dead!  But thanks to some hasty eBay auctions, I’m giggling — all the way to the BANK!

Greetings, funnybook fans!

They all mocked me when I cornered the market on Night Force back issues, but who’s laughing now?

Certainly not artist Gene Colan — because he’s dead!  But thanks to some hasty eBay auctions, I’m giggling — all the way to the BANK!

Holy cats, kiddies! Your trusty Pump Jock of X-clusive N-fo has yet another hi-octane hunk of hearsay for you!
Now hear this:
With X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and GREEN LANTERN both being objective failures for only bringing in $139 Million and $103 million, the producers of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGERS are quickly doing some last minute tweaking to ensure their superhero movie doesn’t fail as miserably as these did.
So far the changes have only been minor: a few minutes have been shaved off the running time, a key action sequence has been re-edited to punch it up, and Captain America now transforms into a car that is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy.

Holy cats, kiddies! Your trusty Pump Jock of X-clusive N-fo has yet another hi-octane hunk of hearsay for you!

Now hear this:

With X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and GREEN LANTERN both being objective failures for only bringing in $139 Million and $103 million, the producers of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGERS are quickly doing some last minute tweaking to ensure their superhero movie doesn’t fail as miserably as these did.

So far the changes have only been minor: a few minutes have been shaved off the running time, a key action sequence has been re-edited to punch it up, and Captain America now transforms into a car that is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy.

Hey, True Believers!  Your Sky Chief of Comics Gossip is back again with another round of Uniformed Speculation About Comics!
This just in:
Why so Furious?
The new FIRESTORM title is called THE FURY OF FIRESTORM! But why is he so mad? Is it because he’s on fire? No!
You remember that the DC head honchos said the new universe would be very DIVERSE! So he’s furious because of MEXICANS!
This is terrible! Let’s protest this terrible decision by DC!

Hey, True Believers!  Your Sky Chief of Comics Gossip is back again with another round of Uniformed Speculation About Comics!

This just in:

Why so Furious?

The new FIRESTORM title is called THE FURY OF FIRESTORM! But why is he so mad? Is it because he’s on fire? No!

You remember that the DC head honchos said the new universe would be very DIVERSE! So he’s furious because of MEXICANS!

This is terrible! Let’s protest this terrible decision by DC!

Hey, folks!
This is the Man from Texaco reporting in with some hot and juicy UNIFORMED SPECULATION ABOUT COMICS!
Today’s item:
DC is run by a cabal of psychic vampires who feast on the tears of disappointed fans!

Hey, folks!

This is the Man from Texaco reporting in with some hot and juicy UNIFORMED SPECULATION ABOUT COMICS!

Today’s item:

DC is run by a cabal of psychic vampires who feast on the tears of disappointed fans!