Adventure Time, Batgirl, Batman & Robin, BOP, Earth 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, He-Man, Katana, Nightwing, Shadowman, Swamp Thing, The Ultimates, Ultimate Spider-Man, Worlds' Finest
I'm bummed, but only because I was hoping she'd end up at Marvel. Still, she obviously loves Batgirl, so I'm happy for her. Still, I have trouble seeing how that editor/writer relationship is going to work well.
Good move on DC's part. It shows they can admit a mistake and rectify it. While it does kill any hopes I had Batgirl might improve, the PR nightmare and fix are probably more important in the long run than the quality of a single comic. A couple more turnarounds like this and DC might become a company that looks like it cares about fans. At the very least this is the last sort of thing I'ds expect from the company of Dan 'there is no such thing as bad publicity' Didio.
Well now, that's some good news to come home to :)
I don't like Simone's Batgirl, but I'm glad that what looked like a foolish and inconsiderate decision has been reversed - and that DC hasn't lost a talented writer I could enjoy other projects from.
I'm wondering, did DC actually release a statement that she had been let go?
Picture this... the editor wanted her to do something she was against. She posts she's been fired by email. DC says wth?! Jumps on editor while asking Gail what they can do to ease thing. Gail smiles sweetly saying nothing, she's just happy to be writing Batgirl. She then goes right back to what she was doing before the editor bothered her
DC's got BoP, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Catwoman, Batgirl, Batwoman, Worlds' Finest, Sword of Sorcery and the upcoming Katana. At which point I can't think of anything else there either (unless you want to count Ame-Comi girls since that's being published monthly in print now too?)
So DC have like...twice the number Marvel do even now.
I mean, fair play to Marvel, I don't read much from them but I've been picking up Captain Marvel and it's fantastic, and it's also one of their female-led titles that didn't get cancelled in its first two years (eta - I mean last time she had her own book), so I have hopes it'll stick around. And I'll also be the first to say that I don't think DC is really a shining bastion of equality in terms of female representation either.
But I'm just saying, Marvel Now is a step up from the 0 - 1 titles they had before, but I don't necessarily think it's a step up from the number of titles they have had in previous years. Dropping down to no titles last year was weird even for them.
One thing I will say for DC is that with the new waves they've kept up with, and even added, some female-led titles and kept that part of their line-up pretty stable. Though if I'm going to mention that I feel like it needs to be mentioned that the same can't be said for characters who are anything other than white. :/
Last edited by toastedbread; 12-22-2012 at 06:46 PM.