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Comics Pros React to Gail Simone Being Fired from Batgirl

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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:14 pm

That's just truly appalling behaviour by DC.
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:18 pm

While I know nothing but what is in this thread, I'm a big Gail fan and have enjoyed Batgirl a lot.

I hope there's more to this story, but if there isn't, it's a crappy move by DC.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:20 pm

There was a little more info in the other article, but basically Rich Johnston started sniffing around this story this weekend prompting Simone to confirm on Twitter that she was fired via email when a new editor took over Batgirl.
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Herald

Not a Kardashian

Postby Herald » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:22 pm

Another nasty move from Dan and the Gang??
Whatta surprise.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:23 pm

nietoperz wrote:That's just truly appalling behaviour by DC.


It's pretty incredible that they would so deliberately burn that particular bridge by email.

The twitter convo might imply there were editorial plans for Ms Gordon that Gail Simone wasn't on board with, but she promised to issue a statement on it in the next couple of days.

This isn't just a problem with DC and their communication skills, though, this is the face of how business decisions are made and justified in America across the board.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:30 pm

The major issue though is that the book was selling, it was critically and fan acclaimed and there really is no reason to remove a creator whose book is selling incredibly well for your company.

And by Email nonetheless, who the fuck does that?!
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Herald

Not a Kardashian

Postby Herald » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:37 pm

doombug wrote:The major issue though is that the book was selling, it was critically and fan acclaimed and there really is no reason to remove a creator whose book is selling incredibly well for your company.


I keep telling you guys that they don't really care about sales; they do whatever they want regardless. Any resulting increased sales are an after-the-fact justification. Perhaps NOW you understand.
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mrorangesoda

FROGMAN

Postby mrorangesoda » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:43 pm

Kirkman would have fired her via text.
/bass'd
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:50 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:Kirkman would have fired her via text.
/bass'd

:lol:
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:51 pm

doombug wrote:The major issue though is that the book was selling, it was critically and fan acclaimed and there really is no reason to remove a creator whose book is selling incredibly well for your company.

And by Email nonetheless, who the fuck does that?!


A Time-Warner employee. That's who. :evil:
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:52 pm

I know I should feel sad and all but I for one gladly will enjoy the PR nightmare this will become for DC and nasty aftermath. Oh, and maybe Gail coming back to Marvel and writing a good mainstream title without editorial breathing down her neck.

What book I ask you? Thunderbolts, She-Hulk, Electra, Ant-Man (Hank Pym), or a Taskmaster ongoing.
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:54 pm

doombug wrote:The major issue though is that the book was selling, it was critically and fan acclaimed and there really is no reason to remove a creator whose book is selling incredibly well for your company.

And by Email nonetheless, who the fuck does that?!


If this was the NHL it would have been on a voice mail message.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:54 pm

Scott Snyder ‏@Ssnyder1835
@GailSimone always in your corner Gail, as a fan and a friend. will call again later.


I wonder how long till Snyder's gone.
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ElijahSnowFan

cheese

Postby ElijahSnowFan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:55 pm

I'm not trying to revisit every questionable creative and editorial decision DC has ever made, but really, nothing DC does as a company has surprised me since Sue Dibny's retroactive rape.

Again, we can all argue the merits of the story, so on and so forth. I'm not doing that.

What I'm saying is that it was clear at that point, and has been seen time and again, that DC will take the low road. A quality company and organization, with principles and processes in place, doesn't do things that way.

Because at the end of the day, you have a choice about how you do things. You have a choice about what you publish, how you treat people, what kind of company you are. You choose what path you take.

DC, for getting close to 10 years now, has opted to take the low road when they have the opportunity to simply walk away from scenarios where professionalism and respect for the characters, creators and readers would have been easy.

It's sad to see. It really is. Gail Simone's just the latest example. She won't be the last.
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:59 pm

The Nacireman wrote:
I wonder how long till Snyder's gone.


If they knock Snyder they're so fucked it won't be funny. If that ever happened I am closing all windows for fear of seeing Herald dance naked in the streets. :P

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