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    Default DC Comics Put Gail Simone Back On Batgirl

    Gail Simone just tweeted.
    Here's a thing. Gail Simone is the new Batgirl writer.

    Also. NOT A HOAX.
    When I put together the Top 100 Power List for the Comics Industry over the summer, Gail Simone wasn't on the list. She was considered, sure, but her influence seemed to be dimming. Her fanbase and Twitter following would have put her in the top 150 probably, but Howard Chaykin pipped her.

    Today she would most definitely be in the Top 100. Because not only does she have a very successful Kickstarter under her belt, a sizeable and vocal following, but they can now reverse DC policies.

    Because, despire being fired from Batgirl by her editor as her exclusive contract came to an end, with Ray Fawkes taking over, DC Comics have now reversed that editor's decision in the wake of considerable online protest and, I'm told, a reluctance to have every single person asking questions during convention season dressed up as Batgirl saying "Where's Gail Simone?"

    As a result, she has effectiovely made herself bulletproof. What can her editor do, fire her? We know that doesn't work. And Gail will also be working safe in the knowledge that she had a ton of offers from other publishers when she announced she'd been fired.

    She has also empowered a bunch of her fellow creators suffering under the editorial thumb. If Gail can do it...

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    It's always good to do things "effectiovely", Rich.

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    Well, I've F5'd a couple of times, and it appears my internet remains unbroken.
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    You have got to be kidding.

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    Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story.
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    I'm kind of disappointed. Yeah, it's awesome she got her job back, but I was hoping she'd fly the coop and go mingle with other publishers and characters. Good for you though, Gail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applemask View Post
    Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary story.
    Nor is it a reboot or a relaunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downlikecharlie View Post
    You have got to be kidding.
    I agree. While it's great she has her job, but this is not huge news or even newsworthy
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    Someone needs to photoshop the middle finger on to her fist.
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    So, will there still be 2 fill-in issues, or will her run be uninterrupted? Will she finally be able to introduce the Africa/healing storyline that editorial kept pushing back?

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