Make hay while the Skrull shines UPDATE

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UPDATE: well, whaddaya know, someone purporting to be Marvel-b0y is back. (Thanks TY for the link.)

Was Marvel rattled by the Marvel–b0y saga? Or did they seize on all the confusion over the now-banned blogger to run with it? Read the following press release and you decide!

The Skrulls Have Invaded The Marvel Offices!

For the past year, fans have looked at their favorite Marvel Characters and been forced to asked, “Who Do You Trust?” But now, on the eve of Secret Invasion #1 (of 8)’s hotly-anticipated April 2nd release, disturbing new evidence has been revealed—the Marvel offices have been infiltrated by Skrulls!

Uncovered at http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.2939, Marvel’s intrepid reporters will expose a different Skrull agent each day…and it just may be one of your favorite writers, artists or editors at Marvel!

Tune in each day for more shocking Skrull revelations at http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.2939! And don’t miss the red-hot Secret Invasion #1, from the superstar creative team of award-winning scribe Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers, Mighty Avengers) and acclaimed artist Leinil Yu (New Avengers)!


While Marvel_b0y appears to have been an actual disgruntled paper pusher and not a plant (he removed his blog from LJ after someone else posted more accurate Secret Invasion spoilers, who says it wasn’t a great idea?
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Say maybe MArvel_b0y was Patton Oswalt!

Comments

  1. Torsten Adair says

    Can’t find the link, but I remember years ago, during the San Diego Comiccon wake for Mark Gruenwald, Mike Carlin played a funny video of Marvel staffers doing similar things with a newscaster’s advertising.

    And April 2nd? A bit too close for April’s Fool.

  2. says

    For every one person that decides to buy Secret Invasion based on these idiotic paper-masked Marvel employees, the tiny storage of hipster cache that comics might have gets exponentially smaller. As pathetic as a fake blog might be as viral advertising, Marvelb0y looks like Proust in comparison to this stupidity.

  3. says

    I’m gonna buy the series, but I agree that the marketing is pretty annoying. This bit with the masks should have been restricted to an e-mail around the office, not a press release picked up on by major comic blogs.

  4. says

    Annoying…childish – take your pick.

    It’s a bit stupid (okay, it’s a whole lotta stupid) to do this kind of thing when these comics aren’t going to be read by “kids” who think these sorts of shenanigans are fun.

    In fact does Marvel even publish for the kid market anymore?

  5. Joe S. Walker says

    Fake blog? A waste of time, a cheap little way to stir a tired and jaded audience into some spurious excitement over nothing. Probably a faithful advert for the series.

  6. Adam says

    This is all so retarded.

    Or is this the mental age Marvel places its readers at?

  7. says

    Heidi, you may want to go into your WordPress Options area and un-check the box that automatically displays emoticons. That’s why the 8 and the parentheses turned into a sunglass guy. I don’t think I’ve seen emoticons on this site before, so you may not want them, otherwise you need a space to break them up.

  8. says

    Alex, I’m going to have to ask for your sources on that. I have it on strictest confidence that Marvel_b0y is, in fact, a weewee.

  9. Alex says

    I can understand someone’s anger at working at a company he doesn’t mesh with (which of us hasn’t?), but if this isn’t viral marketing (easier to delete a comment than a journal) then it seems counterproductive to what this person is trying to do.

  10. Alex says

    I can understand someone’s anger at working at a company he doesn’t mesh with (which of us hasn’t?), but if this isn’t viral marketing (easier to delete a comment than a journal) then it seems counterproductive to what this person is trying to do.

  11. Alex says

    I can understand someone’s anger at working at a company he doesn’t mesh with (which of us hasn’t?), but if this isn’t viral marketing (easier to delete a comment than a journal) then it seems counterproductive to what this person is trying to do.

  12. says

    I think it’s abundantly clear that the comic book “press” will be unable to find out the identity of Marvel B0y, unless it’s uncovered in a press release…

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