Numerous reports are coming in from DC Comics The New Wave panel attendees on twitter that Dan Didio has just confirmed Bleeding Cool's report from Thursday: Barbara Gordon will replace Stephanie Brown in Smallville.
Here's what BC's Peter S Svensson told us then:
Bleeding Cool's Peter S Svensson reports from San Diego Comic Con "if what my mysterious but sources says is true, Stephanie Brown will not be appearing in upcoming issues of Smallville Season Eleven as Batman's sidekick Nightwing. Which had been previously announced by writer Bryan Q. Miller (who just also happened to write Stephanie's solo series as Batgirl). The report I received says that last minute editorial changes have replaced Stephanie with Barbara Gordon, recoloring the art and changing dialog to boot.
"Yes, once again, Stephanie Brown gets replaced by Babara Gordon."
It sounds like "SDCC Batgirl" Kyrax2, who became famous at last year's con for questioning DC Comics regarding a lack of both female creators and prominent female characters, was again at the forefront of the questioning. She has just posted on twitter:
DiDio confirmed Steph will not be in Smallville. She's not iconic enough.