Double sad news. I would've considered trying Batgirl again and I would've been interested in something different from Simone. So, instead of two possible new reads I get nothing.
Just jogged down to the comic shop before closing to add Batgirl back to my pull list.
Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Worlds' Finest, My Little Pony, Sword of Sorcery, The Flash, Animal Man, Birds of Prey, Lone Ranger
Classy move from DC. Listening to fans.
Guess I'll just copy-paste what I said in the other thread-
I was quite looking forward to what Ray Fawkes could bring to this book, so I'm disappointed by this, which also seems to say that either Cunningham consulted no one on this or editorial don't seem to know what they're doing. I just hope Fawkes gets something else in the future.
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I've been happy with how Batgirl has gone so far, and if Simone moves on to something else, I'd like it to be because she's ready for something different.
Same Day: Batgirl, Supergirl, WW, DemonK, JLD, Dial H, Earth 2, SoS
Maybe Later: Action, GL, Aqua, DCUP, Titans, Firestorm, Animal, Swampy, Batwoman, Worlds F, JL, Flash, PhantomS, BoP, GL: NG
A big part of Simone's popularity comes from her online pressence. Right here, that's where her fans are. If you saw the comments on Secret Six while it was being published you would've thought it was an amazing best seller. So, I wouldn't say it was a fraction. In fact, I would say it would be pretty much it. Maybe a few cosplayers annoying people at conventions, like Rich Johnston suggested. Like the SDCC Batgirl. You know that one. The girl that is the reason why Ann Nocenti is getting work at DC? Yeah, that's her.
Then the "valid point" part makes 0 sense. There are hardly valid points in this kind of stuff. Some people like stuff, some people don't (in this case I would say most people didn't, but let's not focus on that). I consider a valid point when someone says the JSA should allways be based on WWII. Should DC have listened to the online opinions and replace Earth 2 with a WWII book? Critics and sales say no.
And the "one of the terrifyingly few female writers being moved off a female led book" part is the worst. Hiring people based on gender is ridiculous. That was what got us Nocenti's Green Arrow and Catwoman on the first place. You hire the good writers, male or female, and something close to 90% of the industry are males, so you're obviously going to get more males.
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Of course the Business side was hoping that it would result in easier access and higher comics book sells. But DC has tried to tell us that was a side benefit not the goal.
Last edited by Jadenewt; 12-21-2012 at 02:37 PM.
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