DC Comics has planned a series of spin-off comics based on The Batman Who Laughs called The Infected. The one-shots are centered around various heroes from the DC Universe who have become infected by The Batman Who Laughs’ Joker toxins, and one such hero is Donna Troy, also known as Wonder Girl or Troia. The comic is called The Infected: Deathbringer, and DC hired Zoe Quinn to write it.
According to Bounding Into Comics, Quinn will be partnered up with artist Tyler Kirkham for The Infected: Deathbringer #1.
The story is outlined with the following description…
“A story of a hero who is done with bringing peace to a world that cannot be trusted with it; a woman whose newly awakened dark side is ready to burn it all down and forge a new destiny.”
The news was rightfully met with a lot of derision from those who follow comic books or video game news, not only given all the past controversies surrounding Zoe Quinn, but also the most recent incident involving Alec Holowka’s suicide.
Tristen from Nerdette’s Newsstand ripped into DC for hiring Quinn.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Alec Holowka situation, he was a independent game developer from Canada who co-developed Night In The Woods with two of his friends from Infinite Fall. Zoe Quinn made allegations about Holowka being abusive, and they spread wild and far around the net, with Holowka’s two friends from Infinite Fall throwing him completely under the bus and firing him from the studio he helped create.
Holowka suffered from manic depression and various other mental conditions and after losing everything based on unsubstantiated claims, he took his own life.
To make matters worse, some of Quinn’s assertions turned out to be false, as outlined in a video by SidAlpha.
As mentioned in an in-depth article on The Post Millennial, the claims that Quinn made began falling apart faster than Michael Jackson’s face after he tried turning into a white woman.
Quinn had quickly deleted her Twitter account following Holowka’s death, but days later she restored it and put it into protected mode. The media ran a narrative that Quinn was the victim in the whole thing, and tried censoring negative discussion about the event.
Apparently being involved with the death of an indie developer who was neither charged nor convicted of wrongdoing, and by all accounts of the law was innocent until proven guilty – affected DC in no way. The comic book giant – after previously having signed Quinn to the Vertigo label to work on Goddess Mode, which eventually went kaput with Verito – decided to renew hostilities with comic book fans by bringing Quinn back to their label, this time with an even higher profile project.
It seems like not even being indirectly involved with someone’s death is enough to deter the powers that be from putting Quinn high up on a pedestal in the pantheon of the Regressive Left.
(Thanks for the news tips Guardian EvaUnit02 and VersedGamer)