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Preview: Gail Simone’s Suddenly Penultimate Batgirl #15

DC's only statement on firing the popular scribe so far seems to be 'buy her next issue anyway.'

Batgirl #15

Over the weekend, DC editor Brian Cunningham fired longtime fan-favorite Batgirl writer Gail Simone via email. Today, they offer a preview of this week's Batgirl #15, the height of Simone's crossover with the big "Death of the Family" arc featuring the Joker's return as their only statement so far.

While it smacks of a kind of crass opportunism, it's still Gail Simone writing Barbara Gordon, her signature character, for the second to last time, as her run is apparently slated to end with #16, even though her book was a critical and sales success. Strange things are afoot at DC editorial.

But here's their preview of Batgirl #15, featuring art from Daniel Sampere and Vicente Cifuentes. Sample Simone's work with both Babs and twisted madness like the Joker (reminiscent of her beloved Secret Six run) while you can.

 

Batgirl #15

 

Batgirl #15

 

Batgirl #15

 

Batgirl #15

 

Batgirl #15