Author: Meg Downey

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…

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…

DC Daily Planet: Still Gloomy

Before I start this week’s news post, I want to take some time to give a small update on last week’s situation as it’s unfolding right now. The conversation about Eddie Berganza that was ignited by Shelly Bond’s dismissal from Vertigo last week is still ongoing. More outlets and insights from various corners of the…

DC Daily Planet: Grey skies over Vertigo

Well, this week started out pretty slow but that all changed yesterday. In a shocking move, it was announced that Vertigo was restructuring and, as part of that restructuring, celebrated long time editor and Vertigo vice president, Shelly Bond, was being let go from the company due to her “position being eliminated”. The timing of…

Why I Love Erotic Fanfic and What I Learned From It

Fanfiction has a historical relationship to erotica and porn Slash: the subset of fanfiction that now encompasses all sorts of queer relationships that originally denoted a sexual relationship between Kirk and Spock through punctuation (K/S) as opposed to other punctuation markers which denoted friendship or non-sexual relationships (K+S). But contemporary mainstream media, thanks to stories like 50 Shades…

DCDP Rebirth Roundup: The good, the bad, and the concerning.

If you’ve been following along with my (admittedly all over the place) twitter feed at all this weekend, some of this is going to sound pretty familiar to you. Wondercon was this weekend and with it came a flood of information and announcements regarding DC’s new not-a-reboot event, Rebirth, followed up by an official list…

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