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Gail Simone âno longer the writer of Batgirlâ

Gail Simone ‘no longer the writer of Batgirl‘

Writer Gail Simone announced Sunday on Twitter that she is no longer the writer of "Batgirl," which she has written since DC Comics relaunched the title last year. ROBOT 6 has details.

Grumpy Old Fan: Karen Berger, Super-Editor

Grumpy Old Fan: Karen Berger, Super-Editor

With the announcement that editor Karen Berger has left DC Comics, ROBOT 6's Tom Bondurant looks back at her pre-Vertigo career, including Alan Moore's "Swamp Thing" & George Perez's "Wonder Woman."

PREVIEW: "Death of the Family" Continues in "Batman" #15

PREVIEW: "Death of the Family" Continues in "Batman" #15

DC Comics has released a preview of "Batman" #15, a continuation of the "Death of the Family" event by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo. The madness of The Joker's plan is revealed December 12.

REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #15

REVIEW: "Detective Comics" #15

Doug Zawisza gives "Detective Comics" #15 by John Layman and Jason Fabok 4.5 stars, saying the creative team "hasn't made a misstep yet and continues to add some nice polish to Batman's world."

CBR's Top Ten Vertigo Titles of All Time

CBR's Top Ten Vertigo Titles of All Time

With Vertigo Executive Editor Karen Berger departing her position and the cancellation of "Hellblazer," CBR looks at the history of the acclaimed DC Comics' imprint and presents our picks for its top ten series.

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Justice League Solicitations for March, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: DC Comics Justice League Solicitations for March, 2013

DC Comics has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the March solicitations for the publisher's Justice League titles, including "Justice League of America" #2, "Aquaman" #18 and more.

REVIEW: "Animal Man" #15

REVIEW: "Animal Man" #15

Doug Zawisza gives "Animal Man" #15 by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh 4 stars, saying the issue by Jeff Lemire and Steve Pugh has "a little bit of everything any good comic book story needs."

Keatinge & Dallocchio Take On Starfire for "DC Universe Presents"

Keatinge & Dallocchio Take On Starfire for "DC Universe Presents"

Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Federico Dallocchio take on Starfire in the pages of "DC Universe Presents" #18, bringing readers a closer look at the Tamaran princess in the New 52.

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Zubkavich Takes On "Birds Of Prey"

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Zubkavich Takes On "Birds Of Prey"

Batgirl and Black Canary take on a new writer as "Skullkickers" creator Jim Zubkavich picks up DC's "Birds of Prey," and he tells CBR why he's focusing character first as Mr. Freeze calls after Strix from the Court of Owls.

Tilting at Windmills - 12/6/2012

Tilting at Windmills - 12/6/2012

This month, Brian Hibbs reflects on November's surprising news from DC Comics regarding its digital publication schedule and what it means for him - and the rest of the comics retail industry - moving forward.

Harlan Ellison & Paul Chadwick Launch "7 Against Chaos" At DC

Harlan Ellison & Paul Chadwick Launch "7 Against Chaos" At DC

A sci-fi legend and an indie comics icon will serialize a new futuristic graphic novel for DC Comics next summer as "Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos" is envisioned by Ellison, artist Paul Chadwick and colorist Ken Stacey.

REVIEW: "Action Comics" #15

REVIEW: "Action Comics" #15

Greg McElhatton gives "Action Comics" #15 4.5 stars, saying the issue written by Grant Morrison with art by Brad Walker and Rags Morales "promises to end the run on a high note."

Comics A.M. - Tezuka Productions and Diamond Ink Distribution Deal

Comics A.M. - Tezuka Productions and Diamond Ink Distribution Deal

Diamond to distribute Osamu Tezuka manga, toys and other products outside Japan! Author Sean Howe on clash between corporate and creative at Marvel! J.H. Williams III talks "Batwoman"! Plus much more

Robinson Unleashes Fury, Doctor Fate on "Earth 2"

Robinson Unleashes Fury, Doctor Fate on "Earth 2"

James Robinson discusses the shift in power coming to "Earth 2" as Fury is set to make her New 52 debut and hints at what readers can expect of the series' next major arc, which features the new Doctor Fate.

THE BAT SIGNAL: "Detective Comics" Unveils Emperor Penguin

THE BAT SIGNAL: "Detective Comics" Unveils Emperor Penguin

With his third issue now on stands, writer John Layman explains the long game for his "Detective Comics" run and how the book combines a major new villain, classic rogues, Bruce Wayne's personal drama and more of Batman's greatest hits.

Andy Kubert Tags In For "Batman" #18

Andy Kubert Tags In For "Batman" #18

DC has announced fan-favorite artist Andy Kubert will fill in for regular "Batman" artist Greg Capullo for issue #18 in a story featuring character Harper Row written by Scott Snyder. The issue hits March 13.

When Did The Batman First Kill Someone?

When Did The Batman First Kill Someone?

CSBG's latest spotlight on comic book firsts examines the earliest instances of death in Batman comics, including the Joker's initial victims and the first people Batman kills in the series.

Comics A.M. - Disney Demands Dismissal of Stan Lee Media Lawsuit

Comics A.M. - Disney Demands Dismissal of Stan Lee Media Lawsuit

Disney calls $5.5 billion lawsuit over Marvel characters "completely frivolous"! Final print edition of "The Dandy" sells out! Jonathan Hickman talks "Avengers"! Brian Azzarello talks "Before Watchmen: Comedian"! Plus much more!

The History of Green Arrow from Golden Age to "Arrow"

The History of Green Arrow from Golden Age to "Arrow"

For 70 years, DC Comics' Oliver Queen AKA Green Arrow has delighted readers. CBR News examines the Emerald Archer's lengthy history from his Golden Age origins to his latest television romp in "Arrow."

Karen Berger Steps Down as Vertigo Excutive Editor, SVP

Karen Berger Steps Down as Vertigo Excutive Editor, SVP

DC Comics has announced that Vertigo's Executive Editor & Senior Vice President Karen Berger is leaving her post after nearly two decades helming the award-winning mature readers imprint.

"Man of Steel" Poster Features Superman in Chains

"Man of Steel" Poster Features Superman in Chains

The newest poster for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" features Superman, played by Henry Cavill, being escorted in handcuffs by military personnel as a bright light shines behind him.

Vertigo's "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Vol. 2" Arrives May 1

Vertigo's "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Vol. 2" Arrives May 1

The conclusion of Vertigo and writer Denise Mina's two-part adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" the bestselling crime novel by Stieg Larrson, will arrive in stores May 1. ROBOT 6 has details.

Milligan Puts "Hellblazer" to Rest

Milligan Puts "Hellblazer" to Rest

Peter Milligan spoke with CBR about the final days of John Constantine in the pages of "Hellblazer," Vertigo's flagship series which is coming to an end in February following its final arc, "Death and Cigarettes."

REVIEW: "American Vampire" #33

REVIEW: "American Vampire" #33

Doug Zawisza gives "American Vampire" #33 4.5 stars, saying the issue by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque "provides some surprisingly tender moments for Vertigo’s best horror comic book."

Christopher Nolan Reflects on his Batman Trilogy, Heath Ledger & More

Christopher Nolan Reflects on his Batman Trilogy, Heath Ledger & More

Director Christopher Nolan conducted a Q&A in NYC last week, focusing on his Dark Knight Trilogy, working with Heath Ledger, pioneering the IMAX format and his excitement over producing Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."

Layman's "Detective Comics" Shows Off Joker's Gotham

Layman's "Detective Comics" Shows Off Joker's Gotham

For his part in the "Death of the Family" event story, newly minted "Detective Comics" writer John Layman shows off what happens to Gotham when Joker hits town as his longterm plans for Batman take shape with issue #15.

Vertigo Revives "Time Warp" Sci-Fi Anthology in March

Vertigo Revives "Time Warp" Sci-Fi Anthology in March

Adding to such recent revivals as "Strange Adventures," "Ghosts" and "Young Romance," Vertigo will publish the science-fiction anthology "Time Warp" #1 in March featuring work by Damon Lindelof, Jeff Lemire and more..

EXCL. PREVIEW: Jeff Lemire's "Animal Man" #15

EXCL. PREVIEW: Jeff Lemire's "Animal Man" #15

Courtesy of DC Comics, CBR presents an exclusive preview of Jeff Lemire & Steve Pugh's "Animal Man" #15, a "Rotworld" tie-in. Animal Man and Frankenstein exchange blows with Gorilla Grodd December 3.

"Arrow" Casts Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson

"Arrow" Casts Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson

The CW's Green Arrow-inspired drama "Arrow" has found its Slade Wilson, casting "Spartacus" actor Manu Bennett as the man under the mask of Deathstroke the Terminator.

REVIEW: "Aquaman" #14

REVIEW: "Aquaman" #14

Greg McElhatton gives "Aquaman" #14 by Geoff Johns and Pete Woods 4 stars, calling the prologue issue to the "Throne of Atlantis" crossover "strong jumping-on point" with "a lot of story possibilities."

Robert Venditti Redrafts "Hellblazer" As "Constantine"

Robert Venditti Redrafts "Hellblazer" As "Constantine"

With a move from Vertigo to the DC Universe John Constantine is in for some changes, but writer Robert Venditti explains why the sardonic, smoking magician will stay the same at his core.

Comics A.M. - Did British Comic Awards Underrepresent Women?

Comics A.M. - Did British Comic Awards Underrepresent Women?

Number of women on British Comic Awards shortlist spurs debate! More comics best-of-the-year lists! James Kochalka talks "SuperF*ckers"! Scott Snyder on the return of The Joker! A look at the globalization of comics! Plus more!

James Tynion IV Takes "Talon" On The Road

James Tynion IV Takes "Talon" On The Road

With his mission against the Court of Owls underway, DC's newest superhero is making his way to NYC as "Talon" writer James Tynion IV tells CBR what's next including new villains, longer stories and Batman.

Palmiotti and Gray Corral The Black Diamond in "All-Star Western"

Palmiotti and Gray Corral The Black Diamond in "All-Star Western"

"All-Star Western" writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti spoke with CBR about their Jekyll & Hyde Black Diamond arc and the necessity of tackling the unsavory parts of American history.

Deathstroke Joins "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

Deathstroke Joins "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

Slade Wilson, the deadly assassin known as Deathstroke the Terminator, has been announced as the newest playable character in NetherRealm's "Injustice: Gods Among Us" DC Comics-inspired fighting game.

CBR TV @ NYCC 2012: Peter Tomasi Talks "Batman and Robin" & "Green Lantern Corps"

CBR TV @ NYCC 2012: Peter Tomasi Talks "Batman and Robin" & "Green Lantern Corps"

Writer and former editor Peter J. Tomasi visited the CBR Tiki Room at New York Comic Con 2012 to talk about his upcoming work on DC Comics' "Batman and Robin" and "Green Lantern Corps."

Levitz Explores Bat Sibling Rivalry In "Worlds' Finest"

Levitz Explores Bat Sibling Rivalry In "Worlds' Finest"

"Worlds' Finest" writer Paul Levitz compares and contrasts the New 52 Robin, Damian, and Earth 2's Helena, as well as looks to the future of the title.

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spotlighting The Death of Superman

Comic Book Legends Revealed: Spotlighting The Death of Superman

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Death of Superman, CSBG has collected all of their Comic Book Legends Revealed columns about the event in one easy to read list! Neil Gaiman! Doomsday! "Lois and Clark" And more!

PREVIEW: Tarantino and Guera's "Django Unchained" #1

PREVIEW: Tarantino and Guera's "Django Unchained" #1

Vertigo has released a five page preview of Quentin Tarantino and R.M. Guera's first issue for the uncut adaptation of "Django Unchained." The comic book of Tarantino's original screenplay hits stores December 19.

"Arrow" Showrunner Kreisberg Reverberates "Vibe" for DC's New 52

"Arrow" Showrunner Kreisberg Reverberates "Vibe" for DC's New 52

"Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg talks about reimagining Cisco Ramone into a three-dimensional (and inter-dimensional) superhero in "Justice League of America's Vibe."

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