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‘Batgirl’ #19 Features First Openly Transgender Character In Mainstream Superhero Comics

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The sibling conflict teased on the cover of Batgirl #19 may be the hook that pulls readers in, but it will be another reveal in the issue that will occupy a spot in comics history, as one of the book's characters will reveal she is transgender, the first time a character has done so in a mainstream superhero comic.

Wired reports that writer Gail Simone was inspired to create a transgender character by a conver

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Parting Shot: Dynamite Reveals Variant Covers For Gail Simone’s ‘Red Sonja’ #1 [Art]

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Last month Dynamite Entertainment announced a relaunch of Red Sonja, with the new monthly series to be written by Gail Simone. The publisher also revealed plans to have the series' covers be created by a rotating cast of women artists. Today, Dynamite released all six cove

Vertigo’s ‘Time Warp’ Anthology Returns Rip Hunter and Trolls with Super-Science

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What I love about the comic book anthology is the frequently anarchic approach they can take to compiling disparate creators and stories. It's like putting a bunch of great cartoonists, writers and artists -- some of whom you know, some you've never heard of-- in a playlist and hitting "shuffle." What I love about Ve

‘Sex & Swords’: Dynamite Relaunches ‘Red Sonja’ With Gail Simone And Female Cover Artists

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Today is the first day of Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. It also happens to be the first day of Women's History Month, and Dynamite Entertainment is kicking off both with a big announcement, as the publisher revealed today that Gail Simone has signed on to write a new ongoing Red Sonja series, with the first issue arriving in stores this summer. Further, each cover will be created by a rotating cast of women artists,

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DC Comics Cancels Six Titles, Announces Super-Occupy Wall Street Comics

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Yesterday, in the second installment of their new monthly column over on CBR, DC Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras and Editorial Director Bobbie Chase made a few announcements, but the biggest revelation was that DC Comics is canceling six books: Fury of Firestorm, Ravagers, Savage Hawkman, Deathstroke, Sword Of Sorcery and Team 7. Put in perspective, that is nearly 12 percent of its monthly titles.

Following that, today DC announced two new upcoming books: The Movement, from writer Gail Simone

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DC Comics Re-Hires Gail Simone As Writer Of ‘Batgirl’ Less Than Two Weeks After Firing Her

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So, just a few weeks after announcing on her Twitter feed that she'd been informed she would no longer be the writer on Batgirl, Gail Simone has now revealed, again via Twitter, that she's... the new write

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Vertigo Revives ‘Time Warp’ As Anthology Showcasing New And Established Talent In March

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Vertigo continues its recent tendencies to reclaim titles of DC Comics anthologies of yore with the announcement of Time Warp, a new/old title to debut next March that'll showcase stories by "comic book greats and up-and-coming stars of tomorrow."The title was announced at MTV Geek, with creator

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The Batman Panel:The Joker, Ed Benes and Frazer Irving Return to Gotham [SDCC]

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The Batman: Beyond the Night of the Owls panel kicked off on Thursday afternoon at Comic-Con International in San Diego, featuring moderator Bob Wayne (DC's VP - Sales), editor Mike Marts and writers Gail Simone, John Layman, Scott Lobdell, James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, J.H. Williams III, David Finch, Gregg Hurwitz and Ky

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

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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. She will be replaced on the title by Joe

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

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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 sup

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