Remember that time when Gail Simone was fired off of Batgirl and the whole of the internet went beserk? Well, I do. We even talked about it on the podcast last week. As it turns out, the new writer of Batgirl, well, it’ll be a familiar face that I’m sure we can all appreciate… it’s (DUN DUN DUN…) GAIL SIMONE (which really isn’t really news if you read the title of this news article)! This afternoon, Simone tweeted this: Here’s a thing.Gail Simone is the new Batgirl writer. — GailSimone (@GailSimone) December 21, 2012 I am driving a snow road, cell is about to cut out, but THANK YOU DC for this privilege and THANK YOU everyone who wanted this to happen! — GailSimone (@GailSimone) December 21, 2012 Also?NOT A HOAX. — GailSimone (@GailSimone) December 21, 2012 Dudes. I KNOW. #headExplodes — GailSimone (@GailSimone) December 21, 2012 It’s VERY exciting and while I know myself and the other Talking Comics crew will be ecstatic over her triumphant return, I know our beloved Bob Reyer will be over the moon to hear this news. Basically, it’s a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! Ray Fawkes will be joining Gail Simone on the series. Thoughts? 2 Responses Bob Reyer December 21, 2012 It just goes to show you what a little (well, a lot) of righteous indignation can do! Although we can’t be certain, it appears that DC has reconsidered in the face of the growing backlash, so as a child of the Sixties, let me just say “POWER TO THE PEOPLE!” Seriously, this is great news for fans of the series, as Gail Simone has proven to be THE WRITER for Batgirl, and as one of those fans since the Birds of Prey run, I can now view my purchase of the BOP Hero-clix set as a celebratory act, and not a wake! Bob ps) Ms. Simone’s last issue was scheduled to be #16; her new “first” issue will be #19. rrr Log in to Reply lotjx December 23, 2012 Good. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.