Greg Rucka

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Greg Rucka
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Rucka at a comic book convention during a meet-and-greet in 2004
Born Gregory Rucka
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Action Comics
Detective Comics
52
Gotham Central
Queen & Country
Stumptown
Whiteout
Wolverine
Wonder Woman
Awards 3 Eisner Awards
2004 Harvey Award for Best Single Issue or Story
2010 Annual GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book
Spouse(s) Jennifer Van Meter
http://www.gregrucka.com/wp/category/blog/

Gregory "Greg" Rucka is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman, Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Atticus Kodiak series.

Early life[edit]

Greg Rucka was born on November 29, 1969 in San Francisco and raised on the Monterey Peninsula of California, in an area known to the locals as "Steinbeck Country". He first discovered comics at the Nob Hill Market in Salinas, California, where at age five, he first saw digest-sized black and white reprints of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's work on The Incredible Hulk, which he convinced his mother to buy. He began writing at a young age, and at age 10, he won a county-wide short story contest. He graduated from Vassar College with an A.B. in English. He then enrolled in the University of Southern California's Master of Professional Writing program, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts. He names Douglas Adams as his biggest influence.[1][2]

Before becoming a professional fiction writer he worked in a number of other occupations, including house painting, restaurant work, emergency medical technician, security guard, technical writer and fight choreographer.[2]

Career[edit]

Rucka's writing career began with the Atticus Kodiak series. Kodiak is a bodyguard whose jobs are rarely as uncomplicated as they at first appear. The series to date consists of Keeper, Finder, Smoker, Shooting at Midnight, Critical Space, Patriot Acts, and Walking Dead. These works garnered Rucka much critical acclaim and comparisons to the elite writers of crime/suspense fiction. The "Atticus" novels are notable for their realism and attention to detail, which are partly a product of Rucka's fight training and experience as an EMT. He has written six non-Atticus books: Fistful of Rain, Alpha, Bravo, A Gentleman's Game, Private Wars, and The Last Run; the latter three are tie-ins to his comic book series Queen & Country.

In 1998, Rucka entered the comics industry with Whiteout, published through Oni Press.[3] Whiteout focuses on a murder in an Antarctic base. It was followed by a sequel, Whiteout: Melt.

The majority of Rucka's work throughout the 2000s was for DC Comics,[3] where he was involved with their main trinity of characters: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Rucka wrote Batman on a regular basis in the Detective Comics series following the events of "No Man's Land'".[4] He wrote the novelization of the year-long arc.[5] While writing Detective Comics, he created a number of background characters that led to the co-creation of Gotham Central with co-writer Ed Brubaker.[6] His Batman work includes such story arcs as "Bruce Wayne: Murderer?"[7] and "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive".[8] as well as the Batman: Death and the Maidens limited series.[9] From October 2003 to April 2006 he wrote Wonder Woman after having previously written the character in the Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia original graphic novel.

From 2002 to 2004, he did some work for Marvel, including the start of the third volume of Wolverine,[10] Elektra and the mini-series Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra. He has worked for Image Comics. The first volume of his series Queen & Country concluded in July 2007 with issue #32.

He co-wrote Countdown to Infinite Crisis, a one-shot and the official start of the Infinite Crisis storyline, with Geoff Johns and Judd Winick.[11] Rucka's work on both Wonder Woman and Gotham Central ended in 2006. Although he was not involved in the main storyline of Infinite Crisis, he did write The OMAC Project[3] which built towards the event, focusing on Batman's distrust of other superheroes. This led to the revival of Checkmate, a UN authority that oversaw superheroes including Sasha Bordeaux, an integral character of The OMAC Project. He was a co-writer on the weekly series 52, which he co-wrote with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, and Mark Waid.[12] This series chronicled in real-time the year following Infinite Crisis, and saw Rucka focus on Renee Montoya of Gotham Central[13] and the creation of the new Batwoman, Kate Kane.[14] Rucka returned to the Batwoman character frequently over the years in a 52 sequel The Crime Bible and Final Crisis: Revelations before by returning to Detective Comics with artist J. H. Williams III.[15][16][17]

Rucka wrote the screenplay for the "Crossfire" segment in the direct-to-DVD anime Batman: Gotham Knight, in which Crispus Allen, a character he created, appears.[18] In 2009, Rucka and artist Eddy Barrows took over Action Comics as the title moved its focus from Superman to Kryptonian heroes Nightwing and Flamebird in the aftermath of the "New Krypton" story arc.[19] As well as writing Action Comics, Rucka co-wrote the main New Krypton 12 part series with Superman writer James Robinson.

At Wondercon 2010 Rucka announced he would part ways with DC Comics to focus on his own projects, in part because of DC's failure to keep him on as writer of Wonder Woman: Earth One as promised.[20][21][22] Rucka then wrote The Punisher for Marvel Comics.[23]

On July 11, 2011, Rucka launched the webcomic Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, a steampunk adventure series illustrated by Rick Burchett. New installments appear every Monday and Thursday.[24] In May 2013, Rucka launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of a print edition of Lady Sabre,[25] and achieved their initial funding goal of $27,500 within eight hours.[26]

Appearances in media[edit]

Rucka was featured as a character in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation comic book miniseries Dying in the Gutters, as someone who accidentally killed a comics gossip columnist while attempting to kill Joe Quesada over his perceived role in the cancellation of Gotham Central.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Rucka, his wife, author Jen Van Meter, and their two children, lived in Eugene, Oregon, and today live in Portland, Oregon.[1][2]

Rucka's best friend, David Hale Smith, is also his literary agent.[1]

Rucka names The Conversation, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Silence of the Lambs as his favorite films.[1] He enjoys the music of Dexter Gordon, Lester Bowie, Joe Jackson, Warren Zevon, and Melissa Ferrick. His other hobbies include roleplaying games, computer games, playing the guitar and collecting action figures. He previously rode a motorcycle, but stopped doing so after its battery died, and hopes one day to give it to someone.[2]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Atticus Kodiak series[edit]

  1. Keeper 332 pages, 1997, ISBN 978-0553574289
  2. Finder 352 pages, 1998, ISBN 978-0553574296
  3. Smoker 432 pages, 1999, ISBN 978-0553578294
  4. Shooting At Midnight 400 pages, 2000, ISBN 978-0553578270
  5. Critical Space 528 pages, 2003, ISBN 978-0553581799
  6. Patriot Acts 416 pages, 2008, ISBN 978-0553588996
  7. Walking Dead 400 pages, 2010, ISBN 978-0553589009

Jad Bell series[edit]

  1. Alpha 304 pages, 2012, ISBN 978-0316182287
  2. Bravo 368 pages, 2015, ISBN 978-0316182294

Queen & Country series[edit]

  1. A Gentleman's Game 528 pages, 2005, ISBN 978-0553584929
  2. Private Wars 544 pages, 2006, ISBN 978-0553584936
  3. The Last Run 352 pages, 2011, ISBN 978-0553589016

Others[edit]

Comic books[edit]

Oni Press[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • The Batman Chronicles (July 1998-January 1999)
  • Batman #565, 568, 572-574, 587 (March 1999-January 2001)
    • "Mosaic, Part 1" (with Frank Teran, in #565, 1999) collected in Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 1 (tpb, 544 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3228-0)
    • "Fruit of the Earth, Part 2" (with Dan Jurgens, in #568, 1999) collected in Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 2 (tpb, 512 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3380-5)
    • Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 4 (tpb, 552 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3564-6) collects:
    • "Officer Down, Part 1: These Are Your Rights" (with Rick Burchett, in #587, 2001) collected in Batman: Officer Down - New Gotham, Volume 2 (tpb, 168 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-5638-9787-3)
  • Detective Comics #732, 735, 739-753, 755-771, 773-775, 783, 854-865 (March 1999-May 2010)
    • "Mosaic, Part 2" (with Frank Teran, in #732, 1999) collected in Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 1 (tpb, 544 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3228-0)
    • "Fruit of the Earth, Part 3" (with Dan Jurgens, in #735, 1999) collected in Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 2 (tpb, 512 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3380-5)
    • Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 4 (tpb, 552 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3564-6) collects:
      • "Jurisprudence, Part 2" (with Damion Scott, in #739, 1999)
      • "Shellgame, Part 2" (with Sergio Cariello, in #740, 1999)
      • "Endgame, Part 3: ...Sleep In Heavenly Peace..." (with Devin Grayson, Dale Eaglesham and Damion Scott, in #741, 1999)
    • Batman: New Gotham (tpb, 160 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6367-4) collects:
      • "The Honored Dead" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #742, 2000)
      • "Evolution" (with Shawn Martinbrough and John Watkiss, in #743-746, 2000)
      • "Happy Birthday Two You" (with William Rosado, #747, 2000)
      • "Urban Renewal" (with Phil Hester, in #748-749, 2000)
      • "Dependence" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #750, 2000)
      • "A Walk in the Park" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #751-752, 2000)
    • "The Janus Double Down" (with Steve Mannion and Brad Rader, in #753, 2000)
    • "Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry?" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #755, 2001)
    • "Lord of the Ring" (with Coy Turnbull, in #756, 2001)
    • "Air Time" (with Rick Burchett, in #757, 2001)
    • "Unknowing" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #758-760, 2001)
    • "In Thirty Days" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #761, 2001)
    • "Passings" (with Rick Burchett, in #762, 2001)
    • "La Cucilla" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #763, 2001)
    • "Hearts" (with Shawn Martinbrough, in #764, 2001)
    • "Vacancies" (with Rick Burchett, in #765, 2001)
    • Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (tpb, 264 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-5638-9913-2) collects:
    • Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive, Volume 2 (tpb, 176 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-5638-9947-7) collects:
      • "Purity" (with Steve Lieber, in #768-770, 2002)
      • "Access" (with Steve Lieber, in #771, 2002)
    • Batman: Bruce Wayne Fugitive, Volume 3 (tpb, 176 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0079-6) collects:
      • "Atonement" (with Steve Lieber and Rick Burchett, in #773-775, 2002)
    • "Death and the Maidens: Prologue" (with Klaus Janson, in 783, 2003)
    • Batwoman: Elegy (hc, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2692-2) collects:
      • "Agitato" (with J.H. Williams III, in #854, 2009)
      • "Misterioso" (with J.H. Williams III, in #855, 2009)
      • "Affettuoso" (with J.H. Williams III, in #856, 2009)
      • "Rubato!" (with J.H. Williams III, in #857, 2009)
      • "GO" (with J.H. Williams III, in #858-860, 2009)
      • "Cutter" (with Jock, in #861-863, 2010)
    • The Question: Pipeline (tpb, 128 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3041-5) collects:
  • Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #118-120, 125-126 (April–December 1999)
    • "Balance" (with Jason Pearson, in #118, 1999) collected in Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 1 (tpb, 544 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3228-0)
    • Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 2 (tpb, 512 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3380-5) collects:
      • "Claim Jumping, Part 1" (with Mike Deodato Jr., in #119, 1999)
      • "Assembly" (with Mike Deodato Jr., in #120, 1999)
    • Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 4 (tpb, 552 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3564-6) collects:
      • "Falling Back" (with Rick Burchett, in #125, 1999)
      • "Endgame, Part 1: Silent Night" (with Devin Grayson, Dale Eaglesham and Damion Scott, in #126, 1999)
  • Batman: Shadow of the Bat #87-88, 93-94 (May–December 1999)
    • Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 2 (tpb, 512 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3380-5) collects:
      • "Claim Jumping, Part 2" (with Mike Deodato Jr., in #87, 1999)
      • "Fruit of the Earth, Part 1" (with Dan Jurgens, in #88, 1999)
    • Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 4 (tpb, 552 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3564-6) collects:
      • "Assembly Redux" (with Paul Ryan, in #93, 1999)
      • "Endgame Epilogue: Days of Auld Lang Syne" (with Pablo Raimondi, in #94, 1999)
  • Batman: No Man's Land #0, "Ground Zero" (with Greg Land, October 1999) collected in Batman: No Man's Land, Volume 4 (tpb, 552 pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3564-6)
  • Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-Page Giant, anthology, "Echoes Past" (with Rick Burchett, October 1999)
  • Batman: No Man's Land Secret Files and Origins #1 (with among other artists, October 1999)
  • Batman: Gotham City Secret Files and Origins #1, "Profiles" (with among other artists, February 2000)
  • Batman/Huntress: Cry for Blood (six-issue limited series with Rick Burchett, April–September 2000, collected in Batman/Huntress: A Cry for Blood, tpb, 144 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-5638-9801-2)
  • Batman: Turning Points #1, 5, "Til Death Do Us Part" and "Old as the Stars" (with Steve Lieber and Paul Pope, November 2000) collected in Batman: Turning Points (tpb, 128 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1360-X)
  • Superman: Lex 2000, anthology, "One or the Other" (with Dwayne Turner, November 2000) collected in Superman: President Lex (tpb, 240 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-5638-9974-4)
  • Batman: Gotham Knights #13, "Officer Down, Part Seven: The End" (with Rick Burchett, January 2001) collected in Batman: Officer Down - New Gotham, Volume 2 (tpb, 168 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-5638-9787-3)
  • President Luthor Secret Files and Origins #1, "The Why" (with Matthew Clark, January 2001)
  • Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure, one-shot, "The Fool's Errand" (with Rick Burchett, January 2002) collected in Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (tpb, 264 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-5638-9913-2)
  • Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia (graphic novel with J.G. Jones, June 2002, hc, 94 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-5638-9898-5)
  • Gotham Central #1-2, 6-10, 12-15, 17-18, 23-25, 28-40 (December 2002-February 2006)
    • Book 1: In the Line of Duty (hc, 240 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1923-3) collects:
      • "In The Line Of Duty" (with Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark, in #1-2, 2002)
      • "Half A Life" (with Michael Lark, in #6-10, 2003)
    • Book 2: Jokers and Madmen (hc, 288 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2521-7) collects:
      • "Soft Targets" (with Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark, in #12-15, 2003-2004)
      • "Life Is Full Of Disappointments" (with Greg Scott, in #17-18, 2004)
    • Book 3: On the Freak Beat (hc, 224 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2754-6) collects:
      • "Corrigan" (with Micheal Lark, in #23-24, 2004)
      • "Lights Out" (with Micheal Lark, in #25, 2004)
      • "Keystone Kops" (with Stefano Gaudiano, in #28-31, 2005)
    • Book 4: Corrigan (hc, 224 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3003-2) collects:
      • "Nature" (with Steve Lieber, in #32, 2005)
      • "Dead Robin" (with Ed Brubaker and Kano, in #33-36, 2005)
      • "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (with Steve Lieber, in #37, 2005)
      • "Corrigan II" (with Kano, in #38-40, 2005-2006)
  • Batman: Death and the Maidens (nine-issue limited series with Klaus Janson, August 2003-June 2004, collected in Batman: Death and the Maidens, tpb, 224 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0234-9)
  • Wonder Woman vol. 2 #195-226 (August 2003-February 2006)
    • Down to Earth (tpb, 160 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0226-8) collects:
      • "The Mission" (with Drew Johnson, in #195, 2003)
      • "Down to Earth" (with Drew Johnson, in #196-200, 2003-2004)
      • "Stoned" (with Linda Medley, in #200, 2004)
      • "Media Coverage of Reflections" (with Eric Shanower, in #200, 2004)
    • Bitter Rivals (tpb, 128 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0462-7) collects:
      • "Ripples" (with Shane Davis, in #201, 2004)
      • "Leaks" (with Stephen Sadowski, in #202, 2004)
      • "Bitter Pills" (with Drew Johnson, in 203-205, 2004)
    • Eyes of the Gorgon (tpb, 192 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0797-9) collects:
      • "Stoned" (with Drew Johnson, in #206-210, 2004)
      • "To The Victors, The Spoils" (with Sean Phillips, in #211, 2004)
      • "Counting Coup" (with James Raiz, in #212-213, 2005)
    • Land of the Dead (tpb, 128 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0938-6) collects:
    • Mission's End (tpb, 208 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1093-7) collects:
      • "The Calm" (with Ron Randall, in #218, 2005)
      • "Sacrifice" (with Tom Derenick, Georges Jeanty, Karl Kerschl, David López, and Rags Morales, in #219, 2005)
      • "Affirmative Defense" (with David Lopez, in #220, 2005)
      • "Pride of the Amazons" (with Rags Morales and Cliff Richards, in #221, 2005)
      • "Blood Debt" (with Cliff Richards, in #222, 2005)
      • "Marathon" (with Cliff Richards and Rags Morales, in #223-224, 2005)
      • "Nothing Finished, Only Abandoned" (with Cliff Richards, in #225, 2006)
      • "Cover Date" (with Cliff Richards, in #226, 2006)
  • The Adventures of Superman #625-648 (February 2004-January 2006)
    • Superman: Unconventional Warfare (tpb, 160 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0449-X) collects:
      • "Ode to Patsy Cline" (with Matthew Clark, in #625, 2004)
      • "Small Hours, Long Days" (with Matthew Clark, in #626, 2004)
      • "Battery" (with Matthew Clark and Renato Guedes, in #627-631, 2004)
      • "Time Elapsed" (with Paul Pelletier, in #632, 2004)
    • Superman: That Healing Touch (tpb, 168 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0453-8) collects:
      • "That Healing Touch" (with Matthew Clark, in #633-635, 2004)
      • "The Road to Ruin" (with Rags Morales, Matthew Clark and Renato Guedes, in #636-638, 2005)
    • Superman: Ruin Revealed (tpb, 144 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0920-3) collects:
      • "The Road to Ruin, Conclusion" (with Karl Kerschl, in #640, 2005)
      • "Innocence" (with Karl Kerschl, in #641, 2005)
      • "Blame and Remorse" (with Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir, Karl Kerschl, Darryl Banks and Adam DeKraker, in #644, 2005)
      • "Breaking Point" (with Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir, Karl Kerschl and Renato Guedes, in #645, 2005)
      • "Rack and Ruin" (with Karl Kerschl, Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir and Renato Guedes, in #646-647, 2005)
      • "Look... Up in the Sky!" (Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir and Karl Kerschl, in #648, 2006)
    • Superman: Sacrifice (tpb, 192 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0919-X) collects:
  • Superman Secret Files and Origins 2004 #1, "Bipolar Disorder" (with Jon Bogdanove, June 2004)
  • The OMAC Project (limited series) (April 2005-September 2005)
    • The OMAC Project (tpb, 256 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0837-1)
      • Countdown to Infinite Crisis (with among other artists, 2005)
      • "The Eye in the Sky" (with Jesús Saíz and Cliff Richards, in #1, 2005)
      • "There is No I in Team" (with Jesús Saíz and Cliff Richards, in #2, 2005)
      • "The M-E in Team" (with Jesús Saíz and Cliff Richards, in #3, 2005)
      • "The King is Dead!" (with Jesús Saíz, in #4, 2005)
      • "Long Live the King!" (with Jesús Saíz and Cliff Richards, in #5, 2005)
      • "Loss of Signal" (with Jesús Saíz and Cliff Richards, in #6, 2005)
  • Supergirl vol. 5 #6-7, #45-46 (February 2006-October 2009)
  • 52 #1-52 (March 2006-March 2007)
    • Volume 1 (tpb, 304 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1353-7) collects:
      • "Golden Lads and Lasses Must..." (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #1, 2006)
      • "Looking Back at Tomorrow" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #2, 2006)
      • "New World Order" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #3, 2006)
      • "Dances With Monsters" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #4, 2006)
      • "Stars in Their Courses" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Chris Batista, in #5, 2006)
      • "China Syndrome" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #6, 2006)
      • "Going Down" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Ken Lashley, in #7, 2006)
      • "Thief" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Eddy Barrows, in #8, 2006)
      • "Dream of America" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Shawn Moll, in #9, 2006)
      • "Stop the Press" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Chris Batista, in #10, 2006)
      • "Batwoman Begins!" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett and Todd Nauck, in #11, 2006)
      • "Mighty" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Eddy Barrows, in #12, 2006)
      • "Haystack" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Todd Nauck, in #13, 2006)
    • Volume 2 (tpb, 304 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1364-2) collects:
      • "Sand and Rust" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Dale Eaglesham, in #14, 2006)
      • "Outshined" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Shawn Moll, in #15, 2006)
      • "Uhebbuki" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Joe Bennett, in #16, 2006)
      • "Last of the Czarnians" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Chris Batista, in #17, 2006)
      • "Dismantled" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Eddy Barrows, in #18, 2006)
      • "History Repeats" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Patrick Olliffe, in #19, 2006)
      • "God is Fragged" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Chris Batista, in #20, 2006)
      • "Teambuilding Exercises" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Joe Bennett, in #21, 2006)
      • "Burial Ground" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Eddy Barrows, in #22, 2006)
      • "The Island of Professor Morrow" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Drew Johnson, in #23, 2006)
      • "Just Imagine" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Phil Jimenez, in #24, 2006)
      • "Liminal Times" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Joe Bennett, Dale Eaglesham, Phil Jimenez and Patrick Olliffe, in #25, 2006)
      • "Halfway House" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Patrick Olliffe, in #26, 2006)
    • Volume 3 (tpb, 304 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1443-6) collects:
      • "The Past Best Hope" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #27, 2006)
      • "Beyond the Black Stump" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Drew Johnson, in #28, 2006)
      • "Name Calling" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Chris Batista, in #29, 2006)
      • "Dark Knight Down" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #30, 2006)
      • "Human Resources" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Chris Batista, in #31, 2006)
      • "Seven Days in Nanda Parbat" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Patrick Olliffe, in #32, 2006)
      • "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Tom Derenick and Joe Prado, in #33, 2006)
      • "Suicidal Tendencies" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #34, 2006)
      • "Rain of the Supermen" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Phil Jimenez and Dan Jurgens, in #35, 2006)
      • "How to Win a War in Space" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Jamal Igle, in #36, 2006)
      • "Secret Identities" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Patrick Olliffe, in #37, 2006)
      • "Breathless" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #38, 2006)
      • "Powers & Abilities" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Andy Smith, in #39, 2006)
    • Volume 4 (tpb, 328 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1486-X) collects:
      • "Man Ain't Nothing But a Man" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Chris Batista, in #40, 2006)
      • "Miracles & Wonders" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Giuseppe Camuncoli, in #41, 2006)
      • "Trigger Effect" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, and Darick Robertson, in #42, 2006)
      • "Family Matters" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens, in #43, 2006)
      • "Deaths in the Family" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Eddy Barrows, in #44, 2007)
      • "Every Hour Wounds, the Last Kills" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Chris Batista and Jamal Igle, in #45, 2007)
      • "Mad Science" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Patrick Olliffe, in #46, 2007)
      • "Revelations" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Giuseppe Camuncoli, in #47, 2007)
      • "Asked and Answered" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Darick Robertson, in #48, 2007)
      • "Eve of Destruction" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Eddy Barrows, in #49, 2007)
      • "World War III" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Justiniano, in #50, 2007)
      • "Homecoming" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen and Joe Bennett, in #51, 2007)
      • "A Year in the Life" (with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Keith Giffen, Mike McKone, Justiniano, Eddy Barrows, Chris Batista, Patrick Olliffe and Darick Robertson, in #52, 2007)
  • Infinite Crisis Special: OMAC Project, one-shot, "The Lazaraus Protocol" (with Jesús Saíz, March 2006)
  • Checkmate vol. 2 #1-25 (April 2006-April 2008)
    • Volume 1: A King's Game (tpb, 168 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1220-4) collects:
      • "The Game of Kings" (with Jesús Saíz and Cliff Richards, in #1-4, 2006)
      • "Selection" (with Jesús Saíz, in #5, 2006)
      • "Rogue Squad" (with Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir and Cliff Richards, in #6-7, 2006)
    • Volume 2: Pawn Breaks (tpb, 128 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1445-2) collects:
      • "Pawn 502" (with Jesús Saíz, in #8-10, 2006-2007)
      • "Corvalho" (with Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Steve Scott and Cliff Richards, in #11-12, 2007)
    • Outsiders/Checkmate: Checkout (tpb, 144 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1623-4) collects
      • "CheckOut" (with Judd Winick, Joe Bennett, Matthew Clark and Ron Randall, in #13-15 and Outsiders vol. 3 #47-49, 2007)
    • Volume 3: Fall of the Wall (tpb, 168 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1788-5) collects:
      • "Past Perfect" (with Joe Bennett and Joe Prado, in #16, 2007)
      • "Firewall" (with Eric Trautmann and Chris Samnee, in #17, 2007)
      • "Fall of the Wall" (with Joe Bennett, in #18-20, 2007)
      • "La Vie En Sang" (with Eric Trautmann and Chris Samnee, in #21-22, 2007-2008)
    • Chimera (tpb, 144 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2135-1) collects:
      • "Castling" (with Eric Trautmann and Joe Bennett, in 23-25, 2008)
  • Crime Bible: Five Lessons of Blood (five-issue limited series with Eric Trautmann, Steve Lieber, Tom Mandrake, Jesús Saíz, Matthew Clark, Diego Olmos and Manuel Garcia, October 2007-February 2008)
  • DCU Infinite Holiday Special, one-shot, "Lights" (with Christian Alamy, December 2006)
  • Final Crisis: Revelations (five-issue limited series with Philip Tan, August–December 2008) collected in Final Crisis: Revelations (hc, 168 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-8485-6351-5) collects:
  • Final Crisis: Resist, one-shot (with Eric Trautmann and Ryan Sook, October 2008) collected in Final Crisis Companion (tpb, 200 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2274-9)
  • Final Crisis: Secret Files, anthology, "The Words of Lilith" (with Steve Lieber, December 2008) collected in Final Crisis Companion (tpb, 200 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2274-9)
  • Action Comics #875-889 (March 2009-April 2010)
    • Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Volume 1 (hc, 168 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2638-8) collects:
      • "The Sleepers" (with Eddy Barrows, Sidney Teles and Diego Olmos, in #875-879, 2009)
      • "The Origin of Nightwing and Flamebird!" (with Pere Pérez, in Annual #12, 2009)
    • "Captain Atom" (with James Robinson and CAFU, in #879-883, 2009)
    • "Codename Patriot" (with Julian López, in #880, 2009) collected in Superman: Codename Patriot (tpb, 144 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2657-4)
    • Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives (tpb, 168 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2795-3) collects:
      • "The Hunt for Reactron" (with Sterling Gates, Diego Olmos and Jamal Igle, in #881-882, Supergirl vol. 5 #45-46, 2009)
    • Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Volume 2 (hc, 208 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2939-5) collects:
      • "Divine Spark" (with Eric Trautmann, Pere Pérez and Fernando Dagnino, in #883-886, 2009-2010)
      • "Truth To Power" (with Eric Trautmann, Pere Pérez, in #887-889, 2010)
  • Superman: World of New Krypton (12-issue limited series with James Robinson, Pete Woods and Ron Randall, March 2009-February 2010, collected in Superman: New Krypton, Vol. 3, hc, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2636-1, and Superman: New Krypton, Vol. 4, hc, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2774-0)
  • Superman: Secret Files 2009 #1, "Vigil" and "Blood-Sisters: A Tale of Old Krypton" (with Pere Pérez, Sterling Gates and Fernando Pasarin, August 2009)
  • Blackest Night: Wonder Woman (three-issue limited series with Nicola Scott, December 2009-February 2010, collected in Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps, Volume 2 (tpb, 240 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2803-8) collects:
  • The Question #37, "One More Question" (with Denys Cowan, January 2010)
  • Convergence: The Question #1-2, "Just one more thing..." (with Cully Hamner, April–May 2015) collected in Convergence: Flashpoint Book 1 (tpb, 272 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5835-2)
  • Wonder Woman: Rebirth, one-shot (with Matthew Clark and Liam Sharp, June 2016)
  • Wonder Woman vol. 5 #1-... (with Liam Sharp, June 2016 – present)

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Other Publishers[edit]

Webcomics[edit]

  • Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Ether

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

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Chuck Dixon
Detective Comics writer
2000–2002
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Ed Brubaker
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Daniel Way
Wolverine writer
2003–2004
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Mark Millar
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Walt Simonson
Wonder Woman writer
2003–2006
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Allan Heinberg
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Jeph Loeb
Supergirl writer
2006
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Joe Kelly
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none
Checkmate writer
2006–2008
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Bruce Jones
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Geoff Johns
Action Comics writer with Eric Trautmann and James Dale Robinson (on the Captain Atom feature)
2009-2010
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Paul Cornell
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Paul Dini
Detective Comics writer
2009-2010
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David Hine
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Rick Remender
The Punisher writer
2011-2013
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Wonder Woman writer
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