Or maybe those of us in the comics press just need to learn to read one.
With a number of Mars Attacks one-shots coming up soon and even more Mars Attacks variant covers featuring characters like Cerebus and Strangers in Paradise, a throwaway joke made at both Long Beach and New York Comic Con panels, got away from them a little.
The result was a Mars Attacks Honey Boo Boo rumor, which started at news and gossip site Bleeding Cool but took off on social media and now has a full page of Google results before you start to hit stories that don’t relate directly to the rumored comic book miniseries.
It seemed unlikely–after all, if this was announced, why wouldn’t there be any preview art, or a press release? Say what you want about the intellectually bankrupt nature of the reality show–it’s wildly popular and would likely be hugely promoted if it did exist.
And it doesn’t. ComicBook.com reached out to IDW Publishing for a comment, and it came back “Nope, this does not exist!”
That’s a shame. I guess we’ll all have to settle for Archie Meets Glee.