Word Balloon Podcast

Word Balloon Podcast Ed Brubaker Part 2

Show Notes

It's time for part 2 of our conversation with Ed Brubaker. We finish up some listener questions, and transition into our usual random discussion about foreign crime films and television that might’ve flown under the general audience radar. We also talk about some of the golden and silver age great moments of forgotten comics. From Gil Kane’s HIS NAME IS SAVAGE, to Johnny Craig’s EC CRIME AND SUSPENSE STORIES and his Warren work on CREEPY and EERIE. We remember the Marvel Black and White magazines , including their PLANET OF THE APES original stories by Doug Moench .

Ed also compares his collaborative runs writing with Greg Rucka on DC’s GOTHAM CENTRAL to writing IRON FIST and UNCANNY X-MEN with Matt Fraction.


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  1. Very cool, I also really dug his collaborative work.  Gotham Central has some of the best stories around, and I can’t wait to read through Iron Fist.


  3. This was tons of fun.

  4. what an awesome dude

  5. Glad the title "Gotham: Murder City" was avoided 🙂

  6. And I have a bunhc of neo-noir flicks to catch up on.

  7. Great hearing what a Johnny Craig fan Ed is. Really good taste in comics. I would love to read an article by Bru about JC, or even about crime comics in general.

    It was a real blow to Johnny Craig’s career that the Code forbid use of the word “Crime” on the cover.

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