At Broken Frontier, Gail Simone talks about leaving Birds of Prey, and taking on Wonder Woman:
BF: The impulse of many new writers on Wonder Woman is to try and completely reinvent the character and series, a source of frustration to many fans. Why do you think this affects Diana more than the other members of DC’s “Trinity?”
GS: I think people bring their own baggage to Diana a little more than to the other two. Superman and Batman don’t particularly represent masculinity, but even to the non-comics-reading public, Wonder Woman is a massively powerful feminist symbol. And everyone defines that differently. My goal here is to tell the most powerful and eye-popping stories I can tell, and let the strength of Diana’s ACTIONS carry the message.
I love that Simone refers to Black Canary as the Fonzie of Birds of Prey: “That was always my thinking, and I think that’s why people responded to her. I treated her like an A-lister and the more we did that, the more others did as well.”