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[[MostWritersAreMale One of the few well known female comic book writers in existence]]. Gail Simone (born July 29, 1974) 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 '[[StuffedIntoTheFridge 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, 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.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Gail Simone doesn't often criticize other writers' work. However, she has gone on record saying that [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/65553727219/renaroo-30-days-of-dc-day-4-bro-id-bring she could not defend the ''Titans: Villains For Hire'' issue where Ryan Choi was brutally killed off, stating it to be one of the worst comics she ever read.]]
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