Earlier this month we brought you news that Gail Simone was dumped by email by Brian Cunningham, Gail broke the news via Twitter and social media went crazy. It would seem DC have changed their minds 12 days later and Gail is now the new Batgirl writer. It has not been confirmed exactly when she will be returning to the title as Ray Fawkes is currently solicited as a two-issue “guest writer” for issues #18 and #19.
Gail broke the news of her return to Gotham City via Twitter:
To Gail’s many fans her rehiring which looks likely to be, even partially, due to fan backlash will be in for an early Christmas present. However it’s not just fans that are happy to Gail return, Batman writer Scott Snyder tweeted “Excited to have you back in Gotham, Gail 🙂” and Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott had this to say: “Congrats to @GailSimone! Anybody else on BATGIRL would’ve felt wrong. 🙂”
It looks like this news has made creators and fans alike very happy.