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UPDATED: DC Shakeup: Gail Simone Off ‘Firestorm,’ Tom DeFalco on ‘Legion Lost’, Cornell Off ‘Stormwatch’


DC Comics confirmed this week some personnel changes for two of its New 52 superhero titles. Specifically, Gail Simone will no longer be Ethan Van Sciver's co-writer of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men following February's issue #6...

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First Pages from ‘Womanthology’ Begin to Roll In [Preview]


Organized by artist Renae De Liz, Womanthology is a forthcoming 300-page hardcover anthology featuring comics created exclusively by female writers, artists and editors. The book's stated purpose is to "show support for female creators in comics and media" and showcase "what women in comics have accomplished, and what are capable of...

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Barbara Gordon Stands Up, But ‘Batgirl’ #1 Doesn’t [Review]


The first big wave of relaunched DC Comics titles hit stores yesterday, and I might not be one of the new readers that DC's trying to hook with their relaunch, but I am a guy who was willing to be convinced that the return of Barbara Gordon to the role of Batgirl was something that needed to happen...

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Goodbye, Secret Six (Please Come Back Soon)


This week, DC's villain team-up comic Secret Six ends its current series with issue #36. It's one of the books that won't be returning with a new issue 1 as part of DC's relaunch in September, and will by far be the book I miss the most...

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#ComicsDidAGoodThing On Twitter is Aww-Inspiring


For as long as they've existed, comic books have been getting a bad rap, but earlier this week, comic book writer and ComicsAlliance contributor Gail Simone set out to shine a spotlight on the good they've done...

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First Look: ‘Batgirl’ #2 Cover by Adam Hughes [Art]


Launched into the Internet last night was this lovely cover for Gail Simone's new Batgirl series. Identified by DC Women Kicking Ass as the Adam Hughes illustration for Batgirl #2, the image would seem to depict a Barbara Gordon younger than she presently appears as Oracle in Birds of Prey...

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Batman in Culottes: Artists Respond to Gail Simone’s Fashion Demands [Art]


In light of the numerous and variously dubious costume redesigns that will come with the DC Comics reboot in September (including a rumor that no DC heroine will operate without trousers), incoming Batgirl writer Gail Simone not only threatened to restyle all of DC's heroines in culottes, but made an open call on Twitter for sketches of Batman in the cursed legwear...

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Batgirl Triumphant: The Price of Restoring DC Comics’ Disabled Heroine


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...

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SORRY I’M LATE: Gail Simone Talks DC in Her New ComicsAlliance Column


"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 own and do not necessarily reflect those of ComicsAlliance, or anyone else who is smart or whatever...

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‘Secret Six’ #30 – Meeting New People, Not Killing Them All [Review]


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 the Lex Luthor's Action Comics run, this week's Secret Six begins another short crossover with the Doom Patrol...

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