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I still hold the Ed Brubaker/Cameron Stewart/Darwyn Cooke Catwoman run as possibly one of the greatest comicbook series DC have ever put out. And since I've not posted anything from their run in a while, I thought that I'd put a bit from the first storyarc.

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Well I've been dreading this. For the obvious reasons as usual. Blah Blah, creator rights, Watchmen is a sacred cow, this does not involve Alan Moore.....and here's some scans from it. I want to keep it as civil as possible so let avoid personal attacks on creators who are doing this and just critique. I will say this if I was given this job...I would have taken it. Sad but if I was given the chance to work on the Minutemen, I would do it. I would have also said if you want please declare it non-canon and just pretend it doesn't exist because you don't like, please don't let my work color your perception of the original. Well that's enough of that, lets look at the first issue.

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[Yes I know, I'm a day behind. I just spent the weekend at FanExpo with [personal profile] mad so you'll have to forgive me and my tardiness. FUCK YEAH ED BRUBAKER!]

Right now, my favourite comics writer is Ed Brubaker. (This might change tomorrow. I'm indecisive like that).

Brubaker's been tapped to do a surprising amount of reinvention work for the big two. He brought back Bucky Barnes as the Winter Solider, and killed Steve Rogers to explore his absence. He helped give Selina Kyle new direction back at the start of Catwoman volume two. He collaborated with Matt Fraction to revitalize Iron Fist.

These are all great series that play to his strengths as a writer: noir and 'street level' stories. His less successful big two books (*cough* X-Men *cough*) see him trying to write more traditional superhero stories. What Bru excels at: themes of betrayal, rediscovery and redemption; tight plotting, reveals, character work, brutal action sequences.

You can see him at his best in Criminal, Incognito, and Sleeper. (Or so I'm told. Haven't yet read Sleeper myself). Criminal and Incognito pair him with Sean Phillips, and imho these two were made for each other. These books are seamless - Phillps' gorgeously muddy pencils are the perfect compliment to Brubaker's harboiled neo-noir (Criminal), and his noir-pulp identity porn mashups (Incognito). I kind of want them to work together forever and ever, amen.

His work with Steve Epting on Captain America, and Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allerd on Catwoman, is also good, and whoever put together these creative teams deserves a hug. Because shit son, this is comics: just words and pictures, working towards the same storytelling goal.

Four pages from Captain America v5 #1. Read more... )

Four pages from Catwoman v2 #1. Read more... )


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