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My goodness, this was one of the easiest decisions I've ever had to make in one of these polls. There's nothing critcally wrong with Simone's Batgirl, but I just am not a fan of the characterization of Babs. After being such a mature, awesome, and key character in the DC universe, seeing Barbara reduced to a cliche was a kick behind the knee.
Secret Six was just great. Simone really showed her stuff there.
Would be a tougher call for me if it was S6 vs. BoP.
We considered that! Thought it might be more topical to include the current work she's known for, though.
That's fair. Although then I'd probably have suggested BoP vs. current Batgirl run because I'd feel like that would be more apples-to-apples as far as tone/character, although then you'd probably just see the whole thread devolve into Oracle vs. Batgirl.
As decent as Gail Simone's run on Batgirl was, no other work of hers can compare to her run of the Secret Six. The stories she developed had great depth for a team of originally mismatched villains. The revamp of Catman, a previous C-list gimmick villain was just impressive, turning him into a legitimate villain (as far as street level villains go).
Is her new Tomb Raider comic any good? I'm playing through the Definitive Ed right now and am loving it. I know Simone has done good stuff in the past, but I thought Batgirl was god awful. I'm afraid Tomb Raider is just same thing, different place.
it hasn't started yet...the first issue comes out sometime this month but I'm not sure on the exact date