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Gail Simone NOT Writing Teen Superheroes Book For DC


Comic writer Gail Simone attended the MCM London Expo over the weekend and besides spending time tweeting about Daleks and her favorite cosplayers she announced some new work she’ll be doing for DC Comics. The most exciting news? She’ll be working on a book starring DC’s teenaged superheroes and coordinating upcoming Gotham storylines with Batman writer Scott Snyder.

EDIT: Apparently she’s not. Details under the cut.

After we posted this article, Simone jumped on Twitter to state the opposite of what Bleeding Cool had reported. “Why are people saying I am writing a teen team book? I am not writing a teen team book,” she wrote. The Mary Sue is now reaching out for further clarification. The original story follows:

She didn’t give any hints as to which particular teenage DC characters would be utilized in this upcoming title but Bleeding Cool reports on Alex Fitch’s interview with the Fury of Firestorm writer telling us that the storyline would utilize an idea she had for the Birds of Prey book before the big relaunch happened.

Simone has spoken before about wanting to write some of DC’s teens, especially ones that haven’t been seen so far in the relaunch, but no announcement from DC themselves at this time. They’ve been slowly introducing other titles into their New 52 line, like their Huntress mini-series, so we can’t be sure whether or not this would be an ongoing title that would replace one of the 52 or a mini.

Simone also told Fitch that she’d be coordinating storylines taking place in Gotham with Snyder. Currently writing Batgirl, it could make for some nice cross-over action between the two titles.

She briefly mentioned that her Welcome To Tranquility title from Wildstorm could reemerge at DC and that the grand storyline she started in her Wonder Woman run could potentially be continued some day.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."