News Roundup 9/5/2013


DC forbids writers from having Batwoman marry her girlfriend (after she proposes).  Writers leave. JH Williams III and W. Haden Black are out, and more details are at the link.

In general I’m thinking DC has a problem period.  New 52 has had a lot of issues, weird changes, and doesn’t seem fully accepted by the geek community.  This choice just makes the look worse, especially after the hiring of notoriously anti-gay Orson Scott Card – and his anti-gay stances are just the tip of the iceberg.

I’d put DC on your list of companies to be very cautious about when it comes to working with them – and see what other meltdowns may occur.


Oyster wants to be a Netflix for books.  It just appears to be limited to the iPhone and doesn’t have the latest stuff.  We’ll see where it goes.  However, it if works we writers are going to need to figure how/if we want to get in on this.

Video Games:

Irrational studio was behind the hit Bioshock:Infinite.  A shame about those layoffs.  I’ll avoid my usual game industry rant.

– Steven Savage