We were at Dragon Con last week, and I wasn’t around to put up a new Fandom Tumblr of the Week. Sorry about that! In my absence, a lot of fan rage has been bubbling around the world of comic books, specifically leveled at DC Comics. Today’s Fandom Tumblr of the Week aims a harsh ray of light at what DC has been up to lately.
Fandom(s): DC Comics
Theme or gimmick: All the posts point out questionable moves DC has made, and a counter at the top of the blog show how many days it’s been since an incident of stupidity.
When it started: May 10, 2013
Tumblr intro: “Are you tired of having to comb through dozens of articles trying to figure out if DC Comics has done something cringeworthy today? Would you like to be the first person to know how long it’s been since DC’s alienated fans, minorities or people with discerning taste? Do you like regularly experiencing schaudenfreude at the expense of a major corporate entity? Well, the Outhouse has the solution for you! www.HasDCDoneSomethingStupidToday.com is your one stop source to see how long its been since DC f-d up.”
Why it’s great: It’s unfortunate that a blog like this one has to exist, but the fact is that DC Comics has made a lot of moves over the past few years that have driven away and angered their most devoted fans. The ability to criticize your favorite things is as essential a part of fandom as is loving adoration, so when a company messes with beloved characters and properties as much as DC has, it’s good to have someone willing to call them out on an ongoing basis.