There is a rumor going around that Gail Simone has left The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men. I certainly hope this isn’t true. The first issue got off to a great start and I’d hate to see this creative team broken up.
If the rumor of Gail’s departure is true, I’m sad to see her leave the book. I really enjoyed the first issue and her script was fantastic! Additionally, I appreciate all the support she’s given the FIRESTORM FAN site. The support from Gail, Ethan Van Sciver, and Yildiray Cinar has been one of the highlights of running this site.
I’m not typically one for spreading rumors or re-posting others content, but I’m doing both in this case in order to get information out to you match-heads as quickly as possible. I felt this was big enough Firestorm-related news to share in this fashion. Below is the news story as run on Bleeding Cool.
The hottest rumour burning down the pre-NYCC parties is that Gail Simone, co-writer of DC Relaunch title Fury Of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men with Ethan Van Sciver, has walked off the comic.
The reason being given by the Manhattan tittle tattlers is over editorial conflicts over the book, the kind of thing alluded to here.
This only applies to Firestorm however, this is not the case with the bestselling DC relaunch comic Batgirl, also written by Simone. But for many, Simone is not just a good writer, but seen as fighting the case for female creators and characters at the company. If indeed she has left the series over the reasons suggested, that won’t play well for DC this week. Expect it to be a topic of converation at the DC party, certainly.
Because it seems that Simone did have plans for Firestorm, if this panel from today’s Batgirl #2 is any indication…
Professor Stein… is alive?
Neither Gail nor Ethan returned emails. DC Comics declined to comment.
There you go. You know as much as I do. Let’s continue to hope this rumor is false. If the rumor turns out to be true, I wish Gail success in all future projects. I picked up Batgirl #1 and #2 today. Great comics! I highly recommend them for all match-heads… heck, I’ll recommend Batgirl for everyone! It’s that good!
Oh yeah, that “Professor Steins Alive” teaser from Batgirl #2 is AWESOME!
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