Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ed Brubaker

Not much to blog about. I still can't publicly talk about any of my upcoming writing gigs, probably not for another month or so until solicitations begin to filter out. Come to think of it, I still can't seem to spell 'publicly', either. In the meantime, I thought I'd recommend Daredevil for anyone looking for a good comic to read.

I lost interest in Daredevil about halfway through Bendis' run; not that it was bad, it just wasn't floating my cup of tea anymore. I buy very few comics, I can't keep up with my comps as it is and I'm sort of spoiled that way. But, based on Ed Brubaker's work on Gotham Central and Captain America, I made a note to pick up Daredevil when he started writing it.

So I'd say it's currently my favorite book. I'm probably an issue or two behind everyone else because I don't get to the comic shop very often, either. But I'm finding the current storyline, with Matt Murdock and the Kingpin in jail, to be very enjoyable. It's just a well written comic with solid art and storytelling by Michael Lark and his inker, who's name I can't think of. Stefano, I think?

Plus, although I haven't read the issue yet, I've heard through the grapevine that Iron Fist starts to play a major role in the story. The Fist is my favorite Marvel Comics character so I'm excited to see him used in important fashion and am even more looking forward to the upcoming Iron Fist series...written by Ed Brubaker.

Good stuff, check it out.

1 comment:

Brad-Brown said...

I've enjoyed the run so far as well. Brubaker has been doing some solid work on Captain America. Not so hot on his X-men stuff, although that may not be entirely his fault...their convoluted world makes my head hurt. I'm not sure how Murdoch will be able to pretend he's not Daredevil once he get's out of Jail and actually operate as DD. Wouldn't you have throngs of reporters following you everywhere? I was going to say he's the type of character that can't support a monthly (like the Creeper, or Man-thing), but the character did manage 60 or so issues with Power-man. Shang-Chi had a pretty good run as well (I think), so who know's what possible with a creative team.