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For years, Ed Brubaker was known as the popular comics writer whose work struggled to find a large audience. Though he wrote a Batman title for DC, his profile couldn’t bring enough eyeballs to smaller, well-regarded titles as Sleeper and Gotham Central. Things started to change in 2004, when he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel and wrote an exceptionally well-received run on Captain America, one which lasted eight years. In that time, Brubaker found a way to resurrect Bucky Barnes in a thought-provoking and original way, bringing a new dimension to the Marvel Universe (it was also during this time when Brubaker made headline news for being the writer who “killed” Captain America). Brubaker’s time at Marvel also saw him write a dramatic run on Daredevil, but most notably, he launched Criminal at the publisher’s creator-owned imprint. Re-teaming with his Sleeper collaborator Sean Phillips, Criminal was the place where Brubaker was able to luxuriate in his love for the noir genre, a love that shone through all of his books, both great and small (by the way, Ed Brubaker is the perfect noir name). In January 2012, Brubaker and Phillips launched Fatale, a pulpy horror comic at Image. Brubaker has also taken on a number of film and television projects over the years. He recently spoke to The Outhouse (over email) about Fatale, his writing, and how he woke up one morning with a bloody ear.
OH! writer Jim Gramm starts a brand new podcast dubbed the “Weekly Chirp” which covers a wide variety of pop-culture topics including comics, music, movies/tv, & gaming. In the first ever episode, Gramm along with two of his friends go over comics from 5-1-13, chat about the Top 40 music chart, thoguhts on Iron Man 3 and what to look out for from Marvel Heroes, the upcoming pc game. Listen below!