Gail Simone kicked off of Batgirl (for real this time)

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#51 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like to see Gail Simone on a new Valiant book just for some freshness

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#52 Posted by TimeLordScience (1940 posts) - - Show Bio

What is up with DC? I personally wasn't into this Batgirl series but that is inexcusable.

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#53 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@Jonny_Anonymous:

Morrison is just stopping with monthlies. He's still going to work for DC.
BB

After he's done with WW:EO and Multiversity, I'm pretty sure that he's leaving DC for good too.

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#54 Posted by Twentyfive (3057 posts) - - Show Bio

DC's going crazy.

What is up with their people?

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#55 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
I AM SO FRICKING FORTUNATE IT’S RIDICULOUS
Seriously.
Okay, well, if you read the news on Bleeding Cool, I unfortunately have the sad duty to confirm that it’s true. As of Wednesday of last week, I was informed by an email from my new editor that I am no longer the writer of Batgirl.
I cannot express my disappointment at this. I think everyone is aware how important Barbara Gordon is to me, and how important it is to me that her stories be told with respect and care, both for the character and the readers.
We tried our very best to do that, and it was an honor to write Barbara for these many years.
I have to thank the previous editors, the intelligent and classy Bobbie Chase, and the absolutely wonderful Brian Smith. I want to thank the rest of the bat-office writers and artists who never failed to be supportive and inspiring to work with. In particular, Scott Snyder has made a Herculean effort to support me, Batgirl, and the entire Bat-line, and I am proud to call him my friend.
I am in debt forever to the magnificent artists I’ve gotten to work with telling these stories. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Ardian, Ed, Daniel, Vincente, Admira, Stanley, and all the rest of you wonderful people I am too scattered right now to name. You guys have no idea how much joy your talents and craft have brought me. It’s absolutely humbling to work with people like you.
I want to thank DC for giving me the opportunity to write Barbara. When the new52 was announced, I was terrified that telling early stories of Barbara would mean completely invalidating her story as a disabled icon. We tried our best never to forget that, even when putting her back in the suit.
Very few writers are ever lucky enough to get to work in the bat-offices, it’s a rare honor and thrill and I absolutely loved it and will miss it terribly.
I am probably sounding a little bit maudlin right now, as I feel a genuine sense of loss. This wasn’t just another assignment to me.
When this was announced just a little while ago on bleedingcool.com, I confirmed it, and when I came back, my twitter feed was completely flooded by incredibly kind words.
So, while I am very sad right now and I won’t deny it, I have to say, I’m sure this sounds corny, but I feel very, very fortunate.
I have been lucky enough to live a dream that was too big for me to even think about as a child. I got to write Batgirl. When I was just a little kid, she was the first superhero I’d ever seen. A redhaired smart girl who could kick ass? It changed my life. And I grew up and got to write her. I wouldn’t be any happier if I’d won the lottery.
I still understand that not everyone was happy with the changes to her in the new52. But if it was going to happen, I wanted it to be done with honesty and care. And we produced a book that was a critical and commercial success. Twice in the past year we got raves from the New York Times. We had many sell-out issues. In short, I am very, very proud of what we’ve done.
But the reason I feel fortunate right now is you guys. Here’s where the corn level goes nuclear.
You guys have NO IDEA, no CONCEPTION AT ALL, how much you mean to me. The support on Twitter in the past hour was almost more than I could take, I had to stop reading because I was getting too choked up.
You guys have supported me and said kind things when I was low, and you let me know that fighting for things to get better was important and worth the effort, you made me laugh too many times to count, and you have added so much to my life I can’t even explain it.
Yes, I know this sounds corny, but it’s true and I can’t help it.
I thought I was going to be just hearbroken giving this news, and I definitely am, but the support from you guys and from the pro community is something very very special and I will cherish it.You guys made a rotten week much, much more bearable.
Thank you so, so much. And I wish the next team on Batgirl the very best of luck.
Gail
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#56 Posted by SUNMAN (8588 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe DC will put Gail on Teen Titans or Wonder Woman

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#57 Posted by fodigg (6244 posts) - - Show Bio

Batgirl has been more miss than hit since the revamp, but I think that was as much about the regression of the character than Gail's take on her. Since the 0 issue it's been much improved, but now this. Strange.

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#58 Posted by Mercy_ (94916 posts) - - Show Bio
@queenfrost_ said:

@Mercy_: This may be a typecast but c'mon...She has to do something with the New Defenders. She is a self-confessed Misty stan.

I'd buy two issues every month if Gail wrote a Black Widow ongoing.  
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#59 Posted by Top Flight Security (153 posts) - - Show Bio

From what I'm hearing, there have been some arguments going on in the DC offices. Gail isn't the only one whose voice has been loud and clear.

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#60 Edited by damswedon (545 posts) - - Show Bio

As if this move didn't make any less sense the sale rankings for November just came out

  • Batgirl was the 17th best selling comic for November.
  • It was the second best Batman book, beating both Batman and Robin, and Detective Comics.
  • It was also DC's 4th best selling comic.
  • It also out sold each Before Watchmen book for that month.
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#61 Posted by rav4 (1688 posts) - - Show Bio
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#62 Posted by arnoldoaad (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Ravager4 said:

@Twentyfive: Some people love it, some people hate it. Doesn't really seem to be any middle ground.

Yea but it's still a dick move getting fired by email, almost as bad as getting dumped by txt

From what I heard, there was an ongoing discussion about her future in the book, the Email was just the final confirmation that she was out of the book, but is not like she was fired from DC really

@damswedon said:

As if this move didn't make any less sense the sale rankings for November just came out

  • Batgirl was the 17th best selling comic for November.
  • It was the second best Batman book, beating both Batman and Robin, and Detective Comics.
  • It was also DC's 4th best selling comic.
  • It also out sold each Before Watchmen book for that month.

and dont you think that crossing over with DotF and having to do with The Killing Joke had anything to do with that?

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#63 Posted by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

She should go back to Marvel and show them how to make their female characters more interesting

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#64 Posted by daredevil21134 (15932 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_ said:

@BushidoBlack

Being putting off a book via email is a dick move. That shouldn't happen to anybody regardless of the quality of work they're submitting.

It wouldn't surprise me if she ends up at Marvel.

Marvel could desperately use Gail.

I would love to see her write Spider-Woman

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#65 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

To fix dc, just fire D'Idiot.

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#66 Posted by Mercy_ (94916 posts) - - Show Bio

These are both from the last month or so.

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#67 Posted by entropy_aegis (20866 posts) - - Show Bio

Fire Didiot and Geoffconman.

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