With long runs on hit titles like Captain America, Daredevil, Sleeper, Fatale, Criminal and more, writer Ed Brubaker has cemented his position as one of the most prominent writers in American comics, and he got his start with superheroes with Batman. After being brought in from the world of crime comics to write the Batman comics in 2001, Brubaker rose to prominence with his work on Gotham City's heroes, including cowriting the seminal Gotham Central, relaunching Catwoman with a critically acclaimed and influential new direction, and retelling the first encounter between Batman and the Joker.
This week, ComicsAlliance is taking a look back at Brubaker's tenure on the Dark Knight with an in-depth interview, and today, we start off with a look back at the writer's work on Batman and Detective Comics, discussing how he got the jobs, how Batman got him back into reading superhero comics, and the surprising character he picks out as a favorite.
Q: Hey Chris, what's the worst story from the best writer? -- @starr226
A: I've gotten this question a few times over the past few weeks, and it's one that's really interesting to me for a few reasons, the most important of which being that nobody in the history of comics has a perfect record. Once you put out more than, say, four comics, everyone from Jack Kirby on down has stunk up the room at least once in their career, and it can be really fun looking at something to try to figure out exactly why something doesn't work, when everything else from that particular creator works so well.
For me, though, as easy as it would be to hit a soft target like Alan Moore and Scott Clark's Spawn/WildC.A.T.S: Devil Day, the biggest and most surprising drop will always be Larry Hama and Scott McDaniel's surprisingly terrible run on Batman.
Static Shock co-writer John Rozum spoke out recently about what he said was "really going on behind the scenes" of the cancelled DC Comics title, which besides being one of the first New 52 series to be discontinued was also one of the very few superhero comics starring an African American hero in the leading role and. Fans were disappointed not just by the loss of a spotlight for the beloved character, created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon, but
Mister Terrific and Static Shock, two of the very few "solo" series starring African American superhero characters in lead roles, were among the six New 52 titles canceled by DC Comics earlier this month. The loss of these titles was greeted by ComicsAlliance readers with several levels of disappointment. Our comments section under
We've known for a while that Static would be starring in a new ongoing series, the question was just when and by whom. Thanks to a post at DC Comics' The Source, we now know that the Teen Titan's return to solo adventures will be handled by writer Felicia Henderson (Teen Titans) and artist Scott McDaniel (Nightwing, Green Arrow) with covers by Keron Grant (New Mutants). Called Static Shock, the book will debut in May.Created by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon as part
This week marks the continued roll-out of the new Batman line at DC with Paul Cornell and Scott McDaniel's Batman and Robin, Scott Snyder and Jock's Detective Comics with a Commissioner Gordon backup drawn by Francesco Francavi
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