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Simone first came to fan attention with her humour column, "You'll All Be Sorry!", which was a weekly feature on Comic Book Resources. Topics ranged from short, satirical summaries of comic book series old and new (which came to be known as 'Condensed Comic Classics'), to parodies of fan fiction that were accurate to the point that many suspected that Simone had simply stumbled across the fanfic elsewhere on the 'net, and opted to repost it wholesale. Simone, in her typically lighthearted manner, stated that this was not the case.

Simone soon began working for Bongo Comics, scripting many of their comics based on The Simpsons; contributions included stories for Simpsons Comics proper, one of the annual Treehouse of Horror specials, as well as regular scripts for Bart Simpson's own solo series. Simone also penned many Sunday strips for the syndicated Simpsons comic strip.

Simone entered the comics mainstream with a run on Marvel Comics' Deadpool, which metamorphosed into Agent X. Simone eventually left the series after a conflict with the editor of Agent X. With her absence the series floundered, and so popular was Simone's work on both titles that she was asked back to pen a concluding arc to Agent X, some months after the series' cancellation.

Due to the dispute with Marvel, Simone moved on to DC Comics, where she was given the Birds of Prey title. Though still humorous, her work here was more serious than the Deadpool-Agent X series. Nonetheless, it has been critically acclaimed by fans, many of whom consider the title to be the best work since writer Chuck Dixon left the series.

When it was announced that Simone would be taking over Action Comics from writer Chuck Austen - with John Byrne stepping up to provide pencils - many expected the focus to be on Byrne's art, which had become outmoded in the eyes of current fans (it should be noted that after the first issues came out, people had noted that Byrne's art had seemingly improved; perhaps because he had devoted all his energy to the art, instead of being both the writer and the artist as he had in the past). However, a scene in Simone's first issue - which witnessed Superman protecting an African tribe from militants - elicited criticism from a fan for being seen as cliche and condescending.

Simone rebutted the criticism, defending the scene as being a representation of Superman's status as a citizen of the world, not just America, and that she was also picking up on plot threads introduced by Mark Waid in his miniseries Superman: Birthright. '

In a related bit, Byrne later revealed on his forums that "Apparently it is now 'policy' to rotate the creative teams (including the editor) on Superman titles. Gail and I were hired (though I was not told this when I agreed to do the book, or I would have declined) to 'fill the gap' between one team and the next." Many fans were angry at this news, as Simone and Byrne's run had been popular.

Tying in with Infinite Crisis, Simone later produced the Villains United miniseries, where she revitalized the character Catman.

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Simone was responsible for the Women in Refrigerators website, which brought her into contact with many people working in the comics industry.

Simone used to own a hairdressing salon.

Simpsons Comics #88 featured a story by Simone in which the family accompanies Groundskeeper Willie on a trip to his native Scotland. One especially noteworthy sequence had the Simpsons witness a street brawl between Grant Morrison and Mark Millar over who was the better X-Men writer.

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100% DC (2005)
9-11: Emergency Relief (2002)
Action Comics (1938)
Agent X (2002)
The All New Atom (2006)
American Vampire (2010)
American Vampire Anthology (2013)
Attack on Titan Anthology (2016)
Attack on Titan/Avengers K Gratis-Exemplar (2018)
Batgirl (2011)
Batgirl (2012)
Batgirl [GER] (2012)
Batgirl: Futures End (2014)
Batman Giant (2018)
Batman NUDC (2012)
Batman Saga (2012)
Batman Saga Hors Série (2012)
Batman Sonderband (2004)
Batman: Night of the Owls (2013)
Batman: The Dark Knight [II] (2011)
Birds of Prey (1999)
Birds of Prey (2010)
Birds of Prey (2011)
Birds of Prey [GER] (2003)
Birds of Prey [GER] (2011)
Birds of Prey Secret Files 2003 (2003)
Birds of Prey Sonderband (2004)
Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester (2018)
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (2010)
Clean Room (2015)
The Complete Gail Simone Red Sonja Omnibus (2019)
Conan Red Sonja (2015)
Convergence Nightwing/Oracle (2015)
Convergence Wonder Woman (2015)
Convergence: Flashpoint (2015)
Countdown to Mystery (2007)
Criminali Uniti (2007)
Crosswind (2017)
DC Comics Anthologie (2012)
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
DC Comics Presents: Brightest Day (2010)
DC Comics: The New 52 (2011)
DC Comics: The New 52 Futures End Five Years Later Omnibus (2014)
DC Comics: The New 52 Villains Omnibus (2013)
DC Sneak Peek: Secret Six (2015)
DCU: Brave New World (2006)
Deadpool (1997)
Deadpool (2013)
Deadpool Classic (2008)
Deadpool Classic Omnibus (2016)
Death-Defying 'Devil (2019)
Domino (2018)
Domino: Hotshots (2019)
Eerie Archives (2009)
Fantastic Four (2018)
Fantastic Four: Wedding Special (2019)
Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World (2019)
Femme Magnifique: 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World (2018)
The Flash Giant (Mass Market Edition) (2019)
The Flash Giant (2019)
Fringe: Tales from the Fringe (2010)
The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men (2011)
The Gathering (2010)
Gen13 (2006)
Hack/Slash: Trailers (2006)
The Helmet of Fate (2007)
The Helmet of Fate: Black Alice (2007)
Heroes (2001)
Horizon (2003)
Impact University (2005)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
JLA: Classified (2005)
The Joker: Death of the Family (2013)
The Kamandi Challenge (2017)
Killer Princesses (2001)
Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005)
L'Elmo di Fate (2008)
L'Uomo Ragno (1987)
Leaving Megalopolis (2014)
Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis (2016)
Legends of Red Sonja (2013)
The Legion (2001)
Love Is Love (2016)
Love Romances (2019)
Marvel Comics (2019)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Gus Beezer and Spider-Man (2004)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Hulk (2003)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man (2003)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: X-Men (2003)
Mine!: A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom For All Benefiting Planned Parenthood (2017)
The Movement (2013)
Noble Causes: Extended Family (2003)
Oni Press Color Special 2001 (2001)
Oni Press Color Special 2002 (2002)
Plastic Man (2018)
Prelude to Infinite Crisis (2005)
Red Sonja (2013)
Red Sonja/Tarzan (2018)
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico (2018)
Rose and Thorn (2004)
Savage Wolverine (2013)
Savage Wolverine [GER] (2013)
Secret Six (2006)
Secret Six (2008)
Secret Six (2015)
Secret Six [TPB] (2015)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman [I] (2014)
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman [II] (2014)
Seven Days (2019)
Sexy Chix (2006)
Simpsons Comic-Kollektion (2018)
Simpsons Comics (1993)
Simpsons Comics Presents Bart Simpson (2000)
Simpsons Illustrated (2012)
Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Bart Simpson's Pal Milhouse (2012)
Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Lisa (2013)
Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Mr. Burns (2013)
The Spirit (2007)
Suicide Squad (1987)
Suicide Squad/Harley Quinn (2015)
Super Hero Happy Hour (2002)
Superman Sonderband (2004)
Superman: El Anillo Negro (2011)
Superman: Sacrifice (2006)
Superman: The Journey (2005)
Swords of Sorrow (2015)
Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga (2016)
Teen Titans (2003)
Thought Bubble Anthology (2011)
Time Warp (2013)
Tomb Raider (2014)
Tomb Raider Library Edition (2018)
Tomb Raider/Witchblade/Magdalena/Vampirella (2005)
Tony Stark: Iron Man (2018)
Treehouse of Horror (1995)
Trekker Omnibus (2013)
Vampirella: Feary Tales (2014)
Vertigo 2015 Preview (2015)
Villains Giant (2019)
Villains United (2005)
Welcome To Tranquility (2007)
Welcome To Tranquility: One Foot In The Grave (2010)
Where We Live, A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas (2018)
Wielka Kolekcja Komiksów DC Comics (2016)
Witchblade/Magdalena/Vampirella (2004)
Wizard (1991)
Wolverine (1989)
Womanthology: Heroic (2011)
Wonder Woman (1942)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Wonder Woman (2006)
Wonder Woman [ITA] (2012)
Wonder Woman [SPA] (2011)
Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special (2016)
Wonder Woman Anthologie (2016)
Wonder Woman Special (2017)
Wonder Woman: Her Greatest Battles (2017)
Wonder Woman/Conan (2017)
Worldstorm (2006)
X-Men [FRA] (1997)
X-Men [GER] (2001)
X-Men Unlimited (1993)
You'll All Be Sorry (2008)

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