Oct. 08, 2013 | 1:19 p.m.
Gail Simone, the fan-favorite writer of DC’s “Batgirl” and “The Movement,” first earned attention in the comics community as an outspoken reader. The Women in Refrigerators list that she spearheaded in 1999 jump-started an ongoing conversation about the treatment of female characters in the medium, and she’s now one of the highest-profile female comics creators. In more than a decade as a writer, she’s had runs on DC Comics titles including “Wonder Woman,” “Birds of Prey” and “Secret Six,” plus Marvel’s “Deadpool,” and created, with Neil Googe, the Wildstorm series “Welcome to Tranquility,” about a community of retired superheroes and supervillains. She is also co-creator, with her former “Six” collaborator Jim Calafiore, of the upcoming, Kickstarter-funded graphic novel “Leaving Megalopolis,” the story of a city whose heroes go insane. She’s also organized an in-progress Red Sonja anthology series at Dynamite written […]