The fan-favorite creator has apparently been fired from writing duties on Batgirl. Controversy to ensue.
Source: Bleeding Cool
With the Mayan Apocalypse looming just around the corner, DC Comics, worshippers of the old gods, have been clearing the slate for the destruction of the planet and the end of humanity by holding secret meetings at DC headquarters. Rich Johnston, gossip queen and a man who cannot afford to be made to look ridiculous, reported on these meetings over at Bleeding Cool earlier this week in a series of substantial reports revealing the juicy information that DC was holding meetings, DC was definitely holding meetings, and, for sure, DC held some meetings, and changed their voicemail greeting (really, he reported this).
Now, Johnston is reporting that Gail Simone, writer of the popular and successful Batgirl series, has been fired from the book. Simone launched the Nu52 Batgirl by taking original Batgirl Barbara Gordon out of her wheelchair and relegating toxic OldDCU Batgirls Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain to nonexistant status in the new Universe's continuity.
Shortly after Johnston's report, Simone issued the following statement on Twitter:
On Wednesday of last week, new Batgirl editor Brian Cunningham informed me by email that I was no longer the writer of Batgirl.
It is baffling and sad, I will probably have a statement later today or maybe tomorrow.
This confirmation must be vindicating for Johnston, who was the butt of jokes from various internet outlets after his multiple meeting reports this week. It is unknown how Johnston is able to obtain this sort of information before it is officially released, but many believe that Johnston may be an unregistered animagus.
Whatever the case, The Outhouse urges Johnston, Simone, and DC Comics to consider how rude it is to break a story like this on the weekend, when intrepid comics news reporters like myself would prefer to be watching football. It could have waited until Monday, guys. Have some consideration.
We'll keep you updated as the internet loses its shit over this.