Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Andrew Vachss - Burke series

From: Hugh Lessig (
Date: 16 Aug 2001

> As for writing Batman, you've obviously been away from comics for
> quite a while. Much of the Batman continuity is very much grounded in
> "bleak urban life" these days. The current writer of the flagship Bat
> title, Detective Comics, is none other than Greg Rucka, whose novels
> have been discussed here recently. And the current back-up story in
> Detective Comics is a revival of hard-boiled P.I. Slam Bradley (who
> actually predated Batman as the arguable "star" of Detective Comics),
> brought up to date by Ed Brubaker, who's written several great
> hard-boiled comics, including one of my faves, SCENE OF THE CRIME.

I second the whole Batman thing. Ed Brubaker also wrote "Gotham Noir," a Batman Elseworlds adventure featuring Commissioner Gordon like you've never seen him. Highly recommended. I picked it up a couple of months ago.

Hugh Lessig

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