I really liked the word “JephLoeberizing,” as Savage Critic Jeff Lester uses it in his review of the very expensive and, apparently, not very well-regarded first issue of Brian K.Vaughan and Eduardo Risso’s Logan miniseries.
In fact, I liked the word so much that I thought I'd contact Lester and, since he had already used it in a sentence, see if he could provide a dictionary-style definition of the term to make its future usage easier.
He responded that JephLoeberization is " a symptom in today's comics that will likely only increase. Future generations should know that we were, at the least, aware of, although almost helpless against, this phenomenon."
So let's start by naming and defining said phenomenon, huh?
Here's the definition of the term Lester provided:
JephLoeberize (Jeph'·Loeb'·er'-ize) [Jehf-Lobe-uh-rahyz] verb (used with object). (-ized, -iz'·ing). 1.) To take real-life people or historical events and fictionalize them for the purposes of a "shocking" page reveal: Vaughan really JephLoeberized that last page of Logan #1 by putting Wolverine at Hiroshima just before the bomb. 2.) To reduce a story to a sequence of "shocking" page reveals, usually single- or double-page splashes, to maximize fan appeal while minimizing story's ability to have any impact on its own terms: OMG, Fraction really JephLoeberized that last issue of Punisher: War Journal by making Frank's new assistant turn out to be Jigsaw's sexy sister, and having Bridge turn out to be a time-traveling Uncle Ben in blackface.
noun. (-ization). 1.) The process by which one JephLoeberizes a comic book story: The JephLoberization of Marvel required a full-page reveal of Black Panther and Storm be injected into your already-nonsensical story of a sentient race of immortal cat-people. 2.) The process by which one JephLoeberizes a standard for telling a comic book story: Oh, great. Thanks to JephLoeberization, every comic now reads like Ultimates V3 #1.