terrie01 asked: I think there's a difference between someone willing to participate in a project for no pay, and someone insisting that "exposure" is the same thing as money. The first is a choice. The second is an insult.
That makes a lot more sense to me, thanks for this post.
Anonymous asked: You've got your head wedged up your ass and are enjoying the smell of your turds.
Black Canary has had MANY costume changes over the years, including several attempts to lose the iconic fishnet stockings. One of her most infamous outfits was created for her appearances in the immensely popular run of Justice League, where she wore a black headband and white high heeled boots!
blugoblin asked: Would you be willing to write a new Secret Six series, even though you've been very busy lately?
Yeah, a mini or a series of minis, absolutely.
Anonymous asked: 2 questions. 1: Will we get an explanation of Virtue's powers eventually? 2: Since they clearly involve the emotional spectrum, do they have anything to do with any/all of the Lantern corps?
Yes, in issue ten!
THEY REALLY DO SEEM TO MATCH THE EMOTIONAL SPECTRUM, RIGHT?
Anonymous asked: I've got two questions, if that's okay. First, if DC or Marvel ever offered you the chance to return to writing a character or team you had written before, would you take them up on said offer, or do you prefer to move on after finishing a run on a comic, and look for new teams and characters to write? My second question's a tad sillier, but I was curious, how you thought each member of Secret Six would deal with fighting a Doctor Who enemy like the Daleks, Cybermen or the Weeping Angels?
I miss books when I leave them and there are very few I would not return to at least for a bit just to say hello again. I miss almost every book I have ever worked on.
But it’s rarely a good idea to go back permanently.
But sure, I miss the Birds and Deadpool and Ryan and all the rest.
The Secret Six would probably get killed by the Doctor Who villains, they are not strictly intellectuals.
danoftomorrow asked: Is Black Canary any good at Karaoke?
You just have to keep replacing the bar.
Anonymous asked: Hey Gail, on the subject of Secret Six, as well as another title (that you weren't on, but I'm curious about your opinion on it), isn't it kind of, like, unfair that it's put forth that, no matter what, the Six are gonna go to Hell? Like, they have zero chances of not suffering eternal torment in the afterlife? Also, wasn't there a book that said that all of Arkham Asylum's inhabitants, including Harley, Ivy, and even Humpty Dumpty, would also inevitably suffer in Hell? That seem REALLY mean.
I don’t know about the Arkham book.
But who in the Six are likely to repent and really mean it? The one thing about them is, they may be losers, but they never bend a knee to anyone, they never give up.
They are always outmatched, and they never win.
The DCU has a real Hell in it, and everyone in the Secret Six has murdered several people. Part of the focus of the book was never glossing over their terrible deeds.
Anonymous asked: As a woman who has looked up to Wonder Woman all my life (as I'm sure millions others have) I'm concerned her first major adaptation in to mainstream media will be written and directed by men! Do you agree with this idea? Am I over-reacting?
I can’t say you’re over-reacting, but…well, it’s like I always say. I don’t need to write the WW movie, I want the best person to do it.
If you look at great runs of the character, who did a better job than Greg Rucka? Who cares more about Diana than Phil Jimenez? Who reinvented her and made her what she is now more than George Perez? Agree or disagree, Brian’s run on the book currently is one of the biggest critical hits of the new52. And we should not also forget that she was in fact created mostly by a dude, as well.
One of the great myths about her is that she is a character only women care about, and can get right, and neither point is true.
I would love women to be involved. But whoever does it, I want them to get Diana RIGHT, that’s what matters to me.
hallelujah-hippo asked: I've been behind on my comics lately because of work things, but I finally got a chance to read Red Sonja #5 and I loved it! I really appreciate the depth and complexity you are writing and the turns the story is taking; so, thanks!
Thank you, I am VERY proud of this first epic story, and then we have some stories that are single fun issues combined to a bigger tale. Sonja is just a blast to write.
bard-of-the-multiverse asked: If you got to write the Justice League who would you want as the cast? (Also I love your work! Your one of my favorite writers)
I did and I like the classic line-up, except I prefer John Stewart to Hal any day. J’onn, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman, that line up.
But if there was a non-classic line-up, I like Vixen, Zatanna, Nightwing, Hawkgirl, Black Canary, people like that.
judedeluca asked: Miss Simone, what if you were allowed to write a team book that featured one character from every previous team you've worked on for DC, regardless if they be hero, villain, or inbetween. The Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Secret Society, the Movement, the Teen Titans (I know it was for a couple of issues), and any other team I may not have mentioned. Who would you pick from those teams and why?
Okay, let’s see.
Jeannette, Raven, Black Canary, Black Adam, Mouse, and Wonder Woman, maybe?
ventusrex asked: If you celebrate the upcoming holidays, and you had a choice, what kind of nerd/geek gift would you ask for?: I would ask for an Omnibus of one of my favorite series.
I really love those Sideshow statues but I have never managed to splurge and buy myself one.
MAN, I want that Red Sonja they are putting out, though!
sweetdreamer7 asked: Is it just me, or is Alysia a little ray of sunshine in Batgirl? I love how you included someone who has more of a positive attitude in this story. It's nice to have when everything else in the bat-world seems so bleak. I love everything you're doing, but she's like a breath of fresh air.
She is, but Alysia is also not Pollyanna, she’s got a bit of an edge to her that we haven’t seen as much lately.
But we WILL, in issue thirty!
undeadbilly asked: I thought I remembered reading something about Green Team being a foil to Movement. Now that that series is cancelled, do you have any plans to incorporate anything from it?
There was a tenuous connection, it is still there. We may talk about it soon.