Author: Meg Downey

Thunderstuck! A Conversation with Jim Zub on Marvel’s Thunderbolts

I had the opportunity to sit down with writer Jim Zub (Disney Kingdoms: Figment; Wayward; Street Fighter: Cammy) at SDCC this year to chat about continuity, shipping, and big character arcs in his new on going series Thunderbolts. A word of warning: This interview will contain some spoilers from the first three issues of Thunderbolts, Avengers: Standoff, and Captain America: Steve Rogers, so please tread carefully. Let’s dive in! So, let’s talk about Thunderbolts! The first thing I’d like to know because I–unsurprisingly I’m sure–deeply care about Bucky Barnes… As do I! Oh, for sure. I loved your little stinger at the...

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DC Daily Planet: Hello, Goodbye

Hello all! One thing before we get started today: this is my last DC Daily Planet post for the near future! I’ve had some exciting opportunities come up that I need to devote some time to — but fear not! I’ll (hopefully) be back and bringing you the very soap box laden news in no time. We’ll see what the future holds. In the mean time, you’ll be able to find me writing features for the site and on twitter, like normal! Anyway, on to the news. In a totally unsurprising move, DC has officially updated their logo to...

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Living Dead Boy: Jason Todd vs. The Culture That Killed (And Resurrected) Him

Here’s the thing: Robin was never intended to be a legacy character. There were no real reasons to assume or suspect that Dick Grayson, the original Robin, was going to give up the mantle. Sure, as Dick progressed in age, thanks to some very specific cultural anxieties, there were reasons to assume that he might get a costume update. But prior to 1982, the idea that anyone but Dick Grayson would ever be calling themselves Robin seriously and for any length of time was pretty far off the radar. In fact, prior to Jason Todd assuming the mantle of...

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DC Daily Planet: Supergirl, Powerless, and the Countdown Continues

It’s been a big week for TV news with both cancellations and series pickups rolling in at breakneck speed. CBS’s Supergirl is making the network jump to the CW to begin filming in Vancouver rather than Los Angeles. What this move means for returning cast and future storylines is yet to be determined but after last season’s super cute, super fun Flash/Supergirl crossover episode, we can only hope that Kara is about to be folded into the regular CW DCU alongside everyone else. I mean…It’d be silly if they didn’t do that, right? Right? Also picked up for series...

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DC Daily Planet: Countdown to Rebirth

It’s official. We are 3 weeks out from the start of Rebirth, the event that has given me an essentially nonstop tension headache since, like, February. I’ve been a lot of things about Rebirth since it’s announcement, both here and on social media — anxious, angry, hopeful, deeply stressed, excited — but now, as it actually creeps steadily over the horizon I find myself hitting a sort of strange, zen-like calm. Something about the knowledge that Rebirth is real, happening, and just around the corner is almost cathartic. At least the wait and anticipation are almost over. At least...

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