@akbogert: Gail wasnt rehire because she has a fanbase, I dont know why she was rehired but is just as much as we dont really know why she was fired.
Also is not about her not taking a new exclusive, is about DC not offering one.
if DC fires a writer a week after her exclusive contract expires, that is a horrible treatment, dont expect any of the parties to be any happy to work together.
Gail probably only accepted to be back because she wanted to keep on writing that garbage of VICTIMgirl
way I see it is, getting fired was the best thing that ever happened for her, and it's in DC's best interest to keep her onboard.
with that in mind, it is on DC's best interest to have kept, Diggle, Robinson, Fialkov & etc, etc, etc
she is not special or bulletproof, specially because DC lately has demonstrated that they see writers as nothing more than exchangeable parts and she isnt better than any of those guys that DC has bullied and scared away.
Even if you don't like her, you can't deny she has a lot of devoted fans who really do decide to pick up a book for no other reason than seeing her name on the cover. In this industry and economy, that's power.
this has nothing to do with my opinion of her, I just think that her work on the new 52 has been from meh to offensively Bad.
about her having a huge fanbase.
again, does that mean that Diggle, Fialkov, Robinson & etc,etc, etc dont have a fanbase?
It just doesnt make sense that she gets fired and then she gets rehire "because of the fans", specially when they also have demonstrated time and time again how little they care about fans, Or writers for that matter, if anything I think it was just that the firing was too emotional and they rethought stuff, she even said it
and this in my bias opinion, I think she "fold", the main problem was something regarding an editorial mandate, I think she just gave them what they wanted and instead of wasting time looking for a replacement writer they choose to give her the job again. remember, Brian Cunninham, the guy who fired her, is still editing Victimgirl, in short she is his biatch.
and one final point, about hiving this huge fanbase that will buy anything with her name
Yeah, tell that to Wonder Woman, and Welcome to Tranquility, and Secret Six, and Firestorm and lets see how well The Movement does but I bet whatever you want that we wont see an issue 9, and not because i dislike the book, is just because DC just cannot sell anything without a bat or super in the title for even a year.
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