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Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby LOLtron » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:44 am

Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker"It is the once-and-for-all confrontation between Batgirl and the Joker. It does not go as he expected."



In an interview between Gail Simone and Vaneta Rogers at Newsarama, Simone goes into some detail about what's coming up with Batgirl, her new villains, meeting Batwoman, September's issue #0, and Barbara's collision with the Joker ! 

Simone pointed out that there has been better coordination between the Bat-titles as well as Writers and Editors, and with the titles and characters having been re-established individually they are now finding the connecting threads between it all, giving the Bat-Universe a much more organic feel as well as the cross-overs feeling natural and not forced. 

To prepare for the first year of Nu52 Batgirl stories, Simone spent a considerable amount of time speaking with specialists and survivors about this, and the trauma that survivors endure. Many have recurring nightmares that often go on even after the body heals. Simone felt that it was important for Barbara to also experience this as the readers join Barbara's journey to cope and move forward.

"Barbara has always been about inspiring people. She may have been created to boost ratings or whatever, but, the sheer force of having a brainy woman kicking ass in the comics and on television can't be overstated. And of course, Kim Yale and John Ostrander turned lemons into the best lemonade ever by giving Barbara a purpose and glory after the Killing Joke."


When asked about the "collision" between Barbara and the Joker, Simone said:
Yes. It is the once-and-for-all confrontation between the Batgirl and the man who shot and paralyzed her. It does not go as he expected.

This story starts in issue #14, and I have to say, it's pretty shocking. That's all I'll say right now, however.


And on the importance of the events of issue #0, Simone adds:
It's a must to know her history, it's essential, it really is. I don't say this lightly, it will play out forever in her story.




Coming up in "Batgirl":

- Alysia, Barbara's roommate who is currently dating James Jr (although she's not yet aware that he is Barbara's brother or of his past history), will be hugely important.
Batgirl # 12: (August), Batgirl meets Batwoman ! "Two panels in, you know they are completely different."
Batgirl #0
: (September), Art by Ed Benes, revealing more of Batgirl's Nu52 past and what drove her to become Batgirl.
Batgirl Annual: (October) pitting Batgirl against Mary the Talon and Catwoman.
Batgirl #14:  "Death of the Family" tie-in, as Joker and Barbara Gordon colliding for the first time since he brutally attacked and injured her.

For more information and discussion of her newest villain, Knightfall, check out the interview at Newsarama.


Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker


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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Zechs » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:55 am

Batgirl #14: "Death of the Family" tie-in, as Joker and Barbara Gordon colliding for the first time since he brutally attacked and injured her.


Which doesn't count the other eight times they met. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE NU 52!! :roll:
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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Well, D'uh ! It's a new universe. And that deserves rolling-eyes why ? :lol:
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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby oogy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:11 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Well, D'uh ! It's a new universe. And that deserves rolling-eyes why ? :lol:

Because people can't get the sand out of their vaginas and enjoy nitpicking every little thing that DC does.
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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Zechs » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:13 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Well, D'uh ! It's a new universe. And that deserves rolling-eyes why ? :lol:


Because this marks the check list of predictable and stupid plots Gail has done since she's been on this book. It's been one lame predictable story after the next. The character deserves better and Gail should be ashamed of herself for selling out like this. Yes, I'll go there. She sold out. For years she berated anyone and was on the side of the fans for keeping Babs in the chair. Now.. it's a total 360 on her viewpoint.

So pretty much Gail now is a total hypocrite and at this point should just shove a male love interest for Barbara into the fridge. I mean really that's all there is left to fully complete this circle. :P
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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Juan Cena » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Zechs wrote:
Because this marks the check list of predictable and stupid plots Gail has done since she's been on this book. It's been one lame predictable story after the next. The character deserves better and Gail should be ashamed of herself for selling out like this. Yes, I'll go there. She sold out. For years she berated anyone and was on the side of the fans for keeping Babs in the chair. Now.. it's a total 360 on her viewpoint.

So pretty much Gail now is a total hypocrite and at this point should just shove a male love interest for Barbara into the fridge. I mean really that's all there is left to fully complete this circle. :P


Look, DC was gonna bring Babs back as Batgirl whether or not she was involved. The fact that she took up the challenge and did it in a way that Babs can still be an inspiration to people out there is awesome.
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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Zechs » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:03 pm

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Look, DC was gonna bring Babs back as Batgirl whether or not she was involved. The fact that she took up the challenge and did it in a way that Babs can still be an inspiration to people out there is awesome.


Tell that to the people who also were afflicted and don't see it as an inspiration.
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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Chesscub » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:40 pm

Zechs wrote:
Because this marks the check list of predictable and stupid plots Gail has done since she's been on this book. It's been one lame predictable story after the next. The character deserves better and Gail should be ashamed of herself for selling out like this. Yes, I'll go there. She sold out. For years she berated anyone and was on the side of the fans for keeping Babs in the chair. Now.. it's a total 360 on her viewpoint.

So pretty much Gail now is a total hypocrite and at this point should just shove a male love interest for Barbara into the fridge. I mean really that's all there is left to fully complete this circle. :P


So you're basically saying she hasn't changed her viewpoint. :P

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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby GOSD » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:04 pm

Chesscub wrote:
So you're basically saying she hasn't changed her viewpoint. :P


Heh. :D

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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Zechs » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:43 pm

Chesscub wrote:
So you're basically saying she hasn't changed her viewpoint. :P


Oh no I've become a Sicilian schmuck. :shock: No really she hasn't but it's buried under piles and piles of money after selling out.
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"Piles and piles of money" ? From anything I've ever read most comic creators are rarely considered to be wealthy :lol:
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But they deserve it

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Postby Chesscub » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:15 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:"Piles and piles of money" ? From anything I've ever read most comic creators are rarely considered to be wealthy :lol:


You mean Don Rosa didn't model Scrooge McDuck swimming in money based on himself? :shock:

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Re: Gail Simone on Batgirl #0 and confronting the Joker

Postby Zechs » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:44 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:"Piles and piles of money" ? From anything I've ever read most comic creators are rarely considered to be wealthy :lol:


I think amongst the talent in DC currently. I think Gail is in the top 5 of highest writers paid.
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