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Gail Simone Named Chief Architect For Catalyst Prime Universe Line.
Lion Forge Names Gail Simone as Chief Architect of Superhero Line ‘Catalyst Prime’
“What we are planning is unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere,” the veteran DC and Marvel writer says of her new fictional digs.
Lion Forge Comics’ Catalyst Prime Universe, a superhero shared universe created with an eye towards increasing diversity and representation in the genre, debuted last year to critical acclaim.
Now it’s about to undergo an evolution with a new voice to the publisher — but a familiar name to superhero fans — stepping in as creative lead. Gail Simone (DC’s Birds of Prey, Batgirl; Marvel’s Domino, Agent X) has been named as the chief architect of the line.
”I can barely express my excitement over this, and I want to thank Lion Forge for inviting me to play in this amazing new toybox,” Simone told Heat Vision about the news. “Everywhere you look, there’s something new and thrilling in this universe. And what we are planning is unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere.”
In a statement, Lion Forge president Geoff Gerber said, “Gail Simone’s ability to write some of the most compelling superhero characters of our time in storylines and universes that were created three-quarters of a century before her contributions speaks to her talent as a writer. Her leadership on representation of women in superhero comics speaks to her fit with Lion Forge and its mission distilled in our slogan as ‘Comics for Everyone.’ It is inspiring to think what she will be able to do with the amazing team of current creators working on Catalyst Prime when we set her loose on an emerging universe conceived and executed for a contemporary audience that, from its inception, has been inclusive and entertaining.”
“Bringing Gail Simone aboard this ever-growing line up of heroes is one of the most exciting developments since Carl Reed and I first conceived of these characters,” added company founder David Steward II. “There is no one more qualified to bring even more energy, excitement and innovation to this universe, and we are thrilled to have her unique voice and expertise as we continue to create comics for tomorrow today.”…
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