Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gail Simone

Gail Simone is a writer who has worked on a number of series, including The Secret Six, Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey. A fan of comics as a child, she was disturbed by the sexism and published a list online entitled “Women in Refrigerators” (so named for the scene where Kyle Rayner found his murdered girlfriend in his fridge). It sparked a great deal of controversy and she started writing a column called “You’ll All Be Sorry!” at Comic Book Resources as a result. Her parody scripts eventually got her a job writing for The Simpsons comics, and Marvel’s Deadpool, but her first big success was on DC’s Birds of Prey. She has also recently revitalized the Red Sonja comic, and has brought in a number of immensely talented female artists for the covers.

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