Gail Simone No Longer Writing Batgirl
There had been rumblings last week that Gail Simone would be leaving Batgirl. Simone responded telling people that she had not in fact left. It turns out she will indeed be departing Batgirl, but it sounds like it wasn’t by choice. Today the writer of the wildly successful 52 relaunched Batgirl took to her Twitter to announcer her departure. I’ve included her initial Tweet and transcribed the rest.
This is my Yes-the-news-is-true-and-it-sucks super sad dance. Oddly, it’s square dancing.
— GailSimone (@GailSimone) December 9, 2012
On Wednesday of last week, new Batgirl editor Brian Cunningham informed me by email that I was no longer the writer of Batgirl. It is baffling and sad, I will probably have a statement later today or maybe tomorrow. But I want to give huge, huge thanks to the other creators in the bat-offices, and editors Bobbie Chase and @yourpallsmitty, champions all.
I honestly don’t have the words right now to thank you all. I’m pretty choked up and it’s all gratitude, not bitterness. I am very proud of what we accomplished with Batgirl and it was an honor to get to write Barbara Gordon again. Love that dame.
Like Ms. Simone said, it is a baffling choice. Since the relaunch, Batgirl has been a success with critics and fans alike AND it sold very well. Simone saw Batgirl rise to the best selling female lead comic in North American comics. We’ll be sure to bring you more on this story as it developments and Simone and DC make official announcements. Now we’ll have to see if people were buying Batgirl for Bagirl or for Simone’s writing.
Source : Twitter