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Comics Pros React to Gail Simone Being Fired from Batgirl

Written by Jude Terror on Sunday, December 09 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Comics Pros React to Gail Simone Being Fired from Batgirl

Thank god for Twitter! Without it, people would handle business matters professionally, in private!

Source: The Twitter

Earlier today, it was revealed that Gail Simone has been fired from writing duties on Batgirl, despite the book being successful in the face of extreme butthurt from fans over the shafting of toxic Batgirls Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain in favor of perfectly useful in the role of Oracle Barbara Gordon, largely due to the good will Simone engenders in readers. Thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we are able to report almost immediately on the reactions of Simone's colleagues in the industry.

Without any further ado:

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

Kurt Busiek ‏@KurtBusiek
@GailSimone Man. Sympathies, Gail.

J.H. Williams III ‏@JHWilliamsIII
@GailSimone forced off Batgirl. This is so fucked up I have no proper words...

Paul_Cornell ‏@Paul_Cornell
.@GailSimone I'm very sorry to hear that.

Ande Parks ‏@andeparks
People get hired and fired by e-mail now. I think I'm proud to be old.

Paul_Cornell ‏@Paul_Cornell
It's not as if @GailSimone wasn't getting the numbers. She was in the middle of a critical and sales hit.

Paul_Cornell ‏@Paul_Cornel
Above all, @GailSimone has an audience of her own that'll be out of that door with her

Eric Canete ‏@EricCanete
@GailSimone A fine book, Gail. Thanks for writing it.

Greg Rucka ‏@ruckawriter
.@GailSimone That is very, very distressing news.

Antony Johnston ‏@antonyjohnston
@GailSimone Stay classy, comics. Stay classy.

Paul_Cornell ‏@Paul_Cornell
What the comics industry needs is creator ownership, Writer's Guild involvement, royalties, job security.

Mike Norton ‏@themikenorton
@GailSimone Very sorry, ma'am. That's confounding and depressing.

Eric Canete ‏@EricCanete
I dont care how eloquently you write that email- you don't fire a class act of a creator by hitting a 'Send' button. That's bush league.

Brian Wood ‏@brianwood
@GailSimone I would have preferred an email to the horribly condescending phone call I got.

As you can see, Paul Cornell spends a lot of time on Twitter.

We'll keep you updated.


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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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