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Post by tony ingram on Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:13 am

Interesting news that Gail Simone, who was unceremoniously removed by DC Comics from the Batgirl title without explanation a short time ago, has now been rehired and put back on the same book after an online backlash amongst fans. Simone has even tweeted to thank fans for making it happen. So, do we out here in readerland actually have some clout after all?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:20 pm

I hope so!

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:01 am

This is the first time I've ever seen the Dan DiDio DC go back on a shockingly stupid decision. Maybe THIS is the end of the world the Mayans predicted!

Seriously, though, good for her.

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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:48 am

And now she's leaving the book again, but hasn't been fired this time.

http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/11/gail-simone-i-did-not-get-fired-on-batgirl-i-left-the-book-over-/

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53962


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Post by tony ingram on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:07 am

Yet more "creative differences"...

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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:10 pm

tony ingram wrote:Yet more "creative differences"...
The funny thing is that I thought I read Gail was tired of the GrimDark mandate for Batgirl, but shortly after she left they had the change on the editorial side that was more open to a lighter take on Babs. (The fine art of perfect timing.)

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Post by Silogramsam on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:53 pm

MajorHoy wrote:And now she's leaving the book again, but hasn't been fired this time.

http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/11/gail-simone-i-did-not-get-fired-on-batgirl-i-left-the-book-over-/

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53962

sometimes someone leaves a book because they want to do something else - and apparently, Simone will be writing something else for DC
and sometimes, it is just time for new talent to refresh a book
does anyone really expect most writers (in particular) to stay on a particular book forever?

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:47 pm

You don't think her previous history on the book lends a certain air of ambiguity to her motives?

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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:25 pm

By the way, I had stopped buying New 52 Batgirl about a year ago, but have recently picked up the last couple of issues because it has Batgirl teaming up with Black Canary and Huntress (Helena Wayne).



Unfortunately, the art is . . . lacking.


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Post by tony ingram on Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:33 pm

In my opinion it is also lacking Helena Wayne...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:59 pm

You mean it doesn't look like her?

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:33 am

Lucy McGough wrote:You mean it doesn't look like her?
You have to remember there was the pre-CoIE version of Helena Wayne


and now in the New 52 we have a slightly revamped version


Though in both cases, the same person (Paul Levitz) was the writer.

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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:01 am

If the new version has a completely different history to the original, it's a different character regardless.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:05 am

Power Girl looks different too.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:23 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Power Girl looks different too.
Oh, but that changed.


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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:39 pm

I'm glad to see sanity prevailed on one point, there. But she's still not "my" Power Girl anymore...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:39 pm

Like, she used to belong to you? She's not a cat Razz

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:47 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Like, she used to belong to you? She's not a cat Razz

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:30 pm

That's just wrong.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:35 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:That's just wrong.
Well, it's a parody of an old joke



besides, did you read the stories with that stinky cat?  Smile 

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:16 pm

I'm allergic to cats, but I wouldn't want to shoot one.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:53 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I'm allergic to cats, but I wouldn't want to shoot one.
I'm very pleased to hear it. And so are my cats!

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:03 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:I'm allergic to cats, but I wouldn't want to shoot one.
I'm very pleased to hear it. And so are my cats!
Are you pleased she's allergic to cats?  Shocked 

(By the way, I have one-and-a-half cats myself. I wouldn't shoot a real-life cat unless we were dealing with a rabid one in a life-threatening situation, but with fictional cats it's sometimes a bit different . . . )

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:05 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:I'm allergic to cats, but I wouldn't want to shoot one.
I'm very pleased to hear it. And so are my cats!
Are you pleased she's allergic to cats?  Shocked 

(By the way, I have one-and-a-half cats myself. I wouldn't shoot a real-life cat unless we were dealing with a rabid one in a life-threatening situation, but with fictional cats it's sometimes a bit different . . . )
Umm...which half do you have?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:26 pm

He doesn't care about my allergy Sad

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:30 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:He doesn't care about my allergy Sad
I think my cat may be allergic to you.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:33 pm

Oh yeah? Which one?

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:35 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Oh yeah? Which one?
Custard. He's stopped scratching himself since you left.

Of course, the temperature has dropped by about 20 degrees since Friday, that may have helped...

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:40 pm

You'll be saying I'm responsible for the hot weather next Razz

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:43 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:You'll be saying I'm responsible for the hot weather next Razz
I haven't ruled it out...

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:43 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:(By the way, I have one-and-a-half cats myself. I wouldn't shoot a real-life cat unless we were dealing with a rabid one in a life-threatening situation, but with fictional cats it's sometimes a bit different . . . )
Umm...which half do you have?
It's not which half I have . . . several years ago we got Tas, who was a stray cat that decided to adopt us. She's allowed out during the day, but we keep her in at night.

Last fall, there was another cat that decided to hang around. It's a tabby cat who I call . . . "Tabby", but Tabby isn't allowed inside the house. (My Mom and Tas both said "no" to that.) So I do feed Tabby when it's around (something that probably doesn't please Tas since she's been needing to lose weight, so she's limited on when I feed her and how much food she gets), but we aren't really the technical owners of Tabby.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:05 pm

I think Tabby is probably the owner of you.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:45 am

I stroke two of next door's cats occasionally. What percentage of them do I own?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:20 am

Lucy McGough wrote:I stroke two of next door's cats occasionally. What percentage of them do I own?
00.01% of a whisker.

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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:04 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I stroke two of next door's cats occasionally. What percentage of them do I own?
If you're not buying them food, you have no financial investment in them.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:53 pm

A fair point, well made.

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