Surely it's a joke
I was reading this post on Tom Brevoort's blog about fan reactions (and Secret Wars!), but this was in the comments:
I hope that you are successful with Steve's Death. I hope you are happy in your smug little world. I for one, have stopped all my comics, wont buy the new Iron man movie I was waiting for, wont play any of the iniative in my MUA [Marvel Ultimate Alliance] game. I am sure you will look at the numbers and smile. But I look at you like I look at Tony Stark now. Your a sucess, but whats that smell.
He's... kidding, right? RIGHT???
By fnord12 | March 22, 2007, 6:11 PM | Comics
It's always nice to know you're not the biggest geek in the world.
Not even close.
Some of the other comments are just as great!
And I knew I liked Brevoort. He hates Secret Wars also!