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[[MostWritersAreMale One of the few well known female comic book writers in existence]]. Simone has written multiple books, mostly for Creator/DCComics (including ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', ''[[ComicBook/TheAtom The All-New Atom]]'', and ''Franchise/WonderWoman''), though she also had a famous run on [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}. She is the one charged with coining the infamous phrase 'women in refrigerators', and has an entire [[Website/WomenInRefrigerators website]] dedicated to such instances.

Gail is known for being unfailingly polite and friendly to her fellow creators (going as far as to say ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'' has good points and defending the artwork of Creator/RobLiefeld when they did a ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' arc together), and interacting a lot with the Internet fandom. She visits and debates with members of scans_daily, has founded the Wonder Woman section on the CBR boards and hangs around Comic Bloc as well. She used to be found on the [[http://forums.comicbookresources.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34 You'll All Be Sorry!]] forum on Comic Book Resources, named for a satiric column on comics she used to write before working for mainstream comics. She now has her own website at [[http://www.gailsimone.net gailsimone.net]].

In 2010, she finished ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' and concluded a second run on ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey, which she started writing after her years on ''Wonder Woman''. Most recently, she enjoyed a long run on the New 52 ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl| 2011}}'' and a somewhat shorter run co-writing ''[[ComicBook/{{Firestorm}} The Fury of Firestorm]]'' with Ethan Van Sciver. When she was fired from the former (via e-mail, no less) the {{Internet Backdraft}} resulted in her quickly being put back on the book. She is currently working on a new ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' series, ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' for Vertigo and ''ComicBook/LeavingMegalopolis'' for Dark Horse.
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!!Comics written by her:
* Killer Princesses
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}
* Agent X
* Rose and Thorn
* [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Action Comics]]
* Villains United
* ComicBook/SecretSix
* ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey
* ComicBook/WelcomeToTranquility
* [[ComicBook/TheAtom The All-New Atom]]
* Franchise/WonderWoman
* Comicbook/{{Batgirl|2011}}
** ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily''
* ComicBook/TheMovement
* ComicBook/RedSonja
** ''Legends of Red Sonja''
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'' (the comics tying in between the [[VideoGame/TombRaider2013 2013 reboot]] and [[VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider its sequel]])
* ''ComicBook/LeavingMegalopolis''

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!!Simone's body of work embodies these tropes:
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: As she frequenty reminds people, King Shark is a shark.
%%* FieryRedhead
* MostWritersAreMale: Initially, she was the ''only'' woman working on the 2011 DC reboot (out of 52 creative teams). The second wave added three more: one writer and two artists.
* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: [[invoked]] Gail started off as a fan of comics who made a site, before getting a job writing Simpsons comics. Then Marvel hired her to write the last storyline for the ''Deadpool'' comic and the opening arc of ''Agent X'', before jumping ship to DC and writing many of their comics. Now she's one of their biggest name writers, and probably the main reason for the current Batgirl series to sell so well despite some critical backlash.
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