Barbara Gordon -- the original Batgirl who's been confined to a wheelchair since 1988's Batman: The Killing Joke, in which she was shot in the spine by The Joker -- will be up and running again in the wake of the forthcoming DC Comics relaunch/reboot. The news was confirmed Monday by Gail Simone, writer of DC's new Batgirl series and also the author most responsible for Barbara Gordon's activities in the last several years.
"Sorry I'm Late" is a new, irregular column featuring the possibly deranged rantings of Gail Simone, noted authoress of some genuinely odd stuff, and habitual Twitter abuser. Her opinions are her ow
For a team that lives in its own corner of the DC universe filled with bawdy sex and whimsical murder sprees, the Secret Six have been wrapped up in a lot of crossovers lately. Coming off of a two-issue arc that it shared with
Today at the New York Comic Con, DC Comics Executive Story Editor Ian Sattler joined creators J. Michael Straczynski, Paul Levitz, James Robinson, J.T. Krul Shane Davis, Gail Simone, Peter J. Tomasi, Tony Bedard, Kevin Maguire and Nick Spencer on stage for a very lively discussion regarding future DC Universe projects.
The Birds of Prey are a confident bunch, with a lineup of ladies expressively in charge of their sexuality, but did you ever think you'd get the inside scoop on their superheroic rendezvous from their "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" counterparts?
In this past weekend's episode, "The Mask of Matches Malone," Batman got knocked on the head and came to believe that he was a gangster. Since the Caped Crusader ne
As we discussed yesterday, the Westboro Baptist Church showed up at Comic-Con because... well, it's still not clear, except that they love attention almost as much as they love being terrible. ComicsAlliance was there to capture the glorious counterprotest by comics fans who vastly outnumbered the members of the church, holding comics-themed counter-protest signsing and chanting "We love comics!"
ComicsAlliance Senior Writer Chris Sims found "Secret Six" writer Gail Simone on the scene, and spoke with the "Secret Six" writer -- an outspoken supporter of gay rights -- about the inspiring response from the comics community. Check out the video after the jum
This week, "Birds of Prey" gets a new #1 issue and a relaunch under fan-favorite writer Gail Simone, returning comics' favorite all-female super-team to the shelves after ending its initial run last year!
This is something that we here at ComicsAlliance are pretty excited about--I personally jumped on the original run during a crossover with "Nightwing" at #19 and stuck it out to the end at #127, making "Birds" holds the record-holder for the comic I read month-to-month the longest--and like a lot of fans, our excitement has turned to speculation on just who's going to show up in the new series.
Oracle and Black Canary a
DC has just announced that writer Gail Simone will soon be leaving "Wonder Woman" after over two years on the title, and while female creators ceasing to write books about superheroines is sort of the opposite of what we've been focusing on throughout Girl Week, Simone's plate is already pretty full with "Birds of Prey," "Secret Six" and a newly announced "Welcome to Tranquility" miniseries coming in July.
In a post o
As perhaps the most prominent female writer in superhero comics today, Gail Simone might not be the first person in the industry that you'd expect to get called out for sexism and misogyny. And yet, a male reader (and self-proclaimed gender studies student) -- who
It's been three years since DC writer Gail Simone ended her epic 50+ issue run on "Birds of Prey," an experience that she once called "physically painful," but we've got big news today that we hope will stop the pain: Simone will be head