Ok that's probably not true, but with Gail Simone's announcement that she's been bumped as series writer, one question remains. Who will be the next to write Bagirl?
Today Simone posted on Tumblr a message titled "I'M SO FRICKING FORTUNATE IT'S RIDICULOUS" confirming the Bleedingcool report that she was "fired by email."
"Okay, well, if you read the news on Bleeding Cool, I unfortunately have the sad duty to confirm that it’s true. As of Wednesday of last week, I was informed by an email from my new editor that I am no longer the writer of Batgirl.
I cannot express my disappointment at this. I think everyone is aware how important Barbara Gordon is to me, and how important it is to me that her stories be told with respect and care, both for the character and the readers.
We tried our very best to do that, and it was an honor to write Barbara for these many years."
Simone goes on to thank her fans and others in the Bat-offices for their support including various editors, artists, and Scott Snyder himself, calling him a friend.
Whoever takes over the title, has a lot of dots to connect as Batgirl #13 laid the foundation for an entire year's worth of stories that fans will be upset if left ignored.
As for Simone's future with DC, it's unclear. Earlier this week she asked her fans what characters from any publisher would they like to see her write. Responses varied, but Storm was a frequent answer.
Get ready for the angry fan battle cry. There's no bigger villain in comics to a Batgirl fan than DC Editorial.