Ray Fawkes to fill in for two issues on DC's <i>Batgirl</i>

Even as fans react to Sunday's announcement that Gail Simone will no longer be writing Batgirl, word has trickled out that recently appointed Justice League Dark co-writer Ray Fawkes will fill in on a two-part story arc beginning in March.

The news arrives courtesy of DC Comics' Batman Group solicitations for March (via The Outhousers), which appear to have leaked a little early on Newsarama:

BATGIRL #18Written by RAY FAWKESArt and cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and VICENTE CIFUENTESOn sale MARCH 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T• The first of two issues by guest writer Ray Fawkes!• Batgirl must face the man who sold her out to The Joker during “DEATH OF THE FAMILY”…her own brother, James Gordon, Jr.• Can Barbara help him, or will this conflict be the final nail in her family’s coffin?

Best known for his such books as Mnemovore, Apocalipstix and Possessions, Fawkes joins Jeff Lemire in February as co-writer of Justice League Dark.

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