Spotlight on Gail Simone

When Gail talks, we listen. Especially when she's talking comics. Here's a rundown of the best bits of the Spotlight on Gail Simone panel at MegaCon 2013.

E.’s Megacon Highlight Reel

If you’re ever suffering from a case of fan malaise, find the nearest comics/sci-fi/fantasy/anime convention and go. You won’t regret it. As Megacon reminded me, there’s nothing quite like a con to reconnect a person with the joys of fandom. Spending a few days surrounded by happy people in costumes and talking to the creators... Continue Reading →

Gail Simone on Writing Female Characters

Because diversity of female characters has been lacking in comics, film and just fiction in general, coupled with an upsurge of feminism; there seems to be this perception that IF you choose to portray a female character, then she HAS to be a positive role model. I think that is absurd, unrealistic, and stifling of... Continue Reading →

NRRD PROBZ – 12.11.2012

Hello, dear readers. Just as a heads up this is going to be the last NRRD PROBZ of 2012. It will return on January 8th, so have a wonderful holiday and send in those questions! "Gail Simone got sacked! If I wanted to start reading some Gail Simone books, where do I start?" I KNOW... Continue Reading →

On Gail Simone’s Removal from Batgirl

No matter how you felt about Oracle and Stephanie Brown's absence from DC's 52, Barbara Gordon's return as Batgirl was an undeniable success. A success for diversity. Because Barbara being shot by the Joker in The Killing Joke remained in continuity, Barbara Gordon was healing from a traumatic injury. In returning her to the streets... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: DCnU Score Card

I have intentionally been quiet about the new DC books these past couple of weeks. Mostly because every site and its mom is reviewing them, E. has covered a few, too. What more could I possibly say that hasn't been said? Well, I've always got something to say. I'm not picking up all of the... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite: Spy Smasher

Combine every relentless hardass you've ever known, add a dose of supreme confidence and combat training, provide scary federal credentials, and put it all in one intimidating package topped off with a severe ponytail. The result? Katrina Armstrong, aka Spy Smasher.As written by Gail Simone in the Birds of Prey “Blood and Circuits” arc, Ms.... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite: Jeannette

Our darling Gail has a knack for creating new characters. Misfit, Black Alice, Ragdoll, Scandal! All of them awesome in their own right. But no one quite takes the cake like Jeannette. She was a bit of a mystery when she first joined the Six. We knew she had money, we knew she was friends... Continue Reading →

A Word About Diversity

  By now, you've probably seen Gail Simone's fierce, utterly awesome rebuttal to an aspiring comic book writer who said, essentially, that characters should not be forced on publishers for the sake of inclusion. Specifically, gay characters. This person's argument is annoying for a number of reasons, but what struck me is how frequently I've... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: Secret Six #22

Secret Six #22 Writer: Gail Simone Artist: J. Calafiore DC Comics Released: June 9, 2010 The comics that I deem "good" are the ones that really tug my emotions or shock the shit out of me. The final installment of the Secret Six "Cats in the Cradle" story arc was a full on jaw-dropper, kids.... Continue Reading →

Gail Was Robbed!

Secret Six #20 played out like a well-acted revenge thriller. Catman reminded me of Liam Neeson in Taken. Those baddies effed with the wrong guy! Still, I wish Cheshire had come along to help with the revenge portion of the show. Maybe Gail will bring her around later. Let's hope. On the whole, this issue... Continue Reading →

Simone Departs from Wonder Woman

DC announced on Friday that Gail Simone will be leaving Wonder Woman. As much as we'd like her to stay on the book, she is not Wonder Woman. With the return of the Birds, I suppose she can't do it all. I was disappointed, but not surprised. Gail's replacement, announced this morning, will be J.... Continue Reading →

The Birds are Back in Town

I’ve enjoyed comic books and the characters since I was young, but for a long time, it was more from a distance. I’d admire them in a bookstore, peruse a boyfriend’s long box or, on occasion, borrow a trade. But I didn’t collect and follow comics myself — that is, until I met the Birds:... Continue Reading →

G3 Review: Secret Six #16

Secret Six #16 Writer: Gail Simone Penciller: Peter Nguyen Inkers: Doug Hazelwood & Mark McKenna DC Comics December 9, 2009 The Story *Spoiler Alert* We've all watched movies with serial killers where you wished nothing more than for Justice to assail them squarely in the nuts.  Well, our favorite amoral anti-heroes of Secret Six do... Continue Reading →

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