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    • CommentAuthorMuldrate
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    No real questions. Just wanted to weigh in to say that I'm another big fan.

    Thanks for all the great stories.
    • CommentAuthorJim Tuck
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    Was it Thomas Jefferson who said "Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism?"

    Nope. President of the ACLU back in the 90's said it and attributed it to him, but Jefferson actually had this to say:

    'Political dissension is doubtless a less evil than the lethargy of despotism, but still is a great evil, and it would be as worthy the efforts of the patriot as of the philosopher, to exclude its influence if possible from social life. The good are rare enough at best. There is no reason to sub-divide them by artificial lines. But whether we shall ever be able so far to perfect the principles of society (as) that political opinions shall, in it's intercourse, be as inoffensive as those of philosophy, mechanics, or any other, may well be doubt(ed/able).' Thomas Jefferson, 1767, letter to Thomas Pinckney, weak transcription from a PDF.

    By the way, excellent fucking job on Criminal.
    • CommentAuthorWiddow
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     (1719.183)
    Hi Ed.

    Any talk of the first Criminal arc being made into a film?

    I understand it would have to be adapted (but hopefully not too much) and personally I think it could make a brillaint heist movie and would look good on the big screen.

    Also have you got any other big Marvel Projects in the pipeline to be announced this year?

    Im sure the Marvel Universe be a very different Sandbox after the Secret Invasion climax, will this effect your books?

    Or will it give you more options and ideas to develop your current titles or start something new?
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      CommentAuthorPyD
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    Hey just wanted to say loved your blackout device in the latest Criminal issue and the 2 seperate issues dovetailing together was just lovely.
    Bleak but lovely stuff sir.
    • CommentAuthorjoevince
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
     (1719.185)
    Ed:

    Forgive me if these questions have been answered and I just overlooked them:

    1) Will there be a new printing of "The Fall"? I'm a fan of Jason Lutes, and I love to see what a collaboration between the two of you is like.

    2) Whatever happened to your series "Detour"?

    3) I know you don't draw your own comics anymore, but is that something you still enjoy doing privately? Is it still a creative itch that needs scratching? Or was it a means to an end in order to get comics published early in your career?

    4) Besides interviews and essays about noir classics, are there other types of back material you want to include in "Criminal"?
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    Ed,

    First I wast to say thanks for answering all my silly questions, it's been great having you here this week.

    What are you favourite aspects of comics as a medium?
    • CommentAuthorWiddow
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    I agree, will there be a new printing of "The Fall"?

    I hope so, and An Accidental Death

    I really want to read them both!
    • CommentAuthorart4899
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    Ed, *possible spoilders, I guess*

    Do you think Matt Murdock is in a place to ever love someone again? After his heartbreak over Karen Page, Elektra, and now, Milla, do you feel that there is space in title for a love interest or is it something that you feel should be tabled for the forseeable future?

    Also, in relation to Sharon's pregnancy in Captain America, what are your feelings about the Franklin Richards issue in serialized, continuity based fiction? What are your feelings about the larger ideas of Marvel time? Do you hold with those that want to see their heroes/characters stay locked in one form more or less? Or do you believe that aging is possible? Children are a great indicator of the short and long term passage of time as my 16 year old daughter reminds me every time I see her.

    Oh, and have you read Alan Furst? Just curious.
    • CommentAuthordeadhuman
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    @art4899
    awesome Question!
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    As far as question, I was a big fan of Deadenders and always wandered what you really had in mind for the serie. I know it got cancelled but were you able to finish the story close to what you had in mind or was it completely different? Is there any cool stuff you had to leave out that you could explain here?

    I ended it basically how I planned, just had to cram a lot into the last three issues, sadly. But the last issue is what I always thought it would be, basically.

    The thing with Deadenders is that it was never supposed to have such a plot as it had, even. It was just going to be a Vertigo-style Archie comic about kids in a dystopian future. But during the pitch process, they really pushed the idea of a hero quest plot into the story, and I really wanted a monthly gig, and it honestly seemed like a smart idea. A plotless series might not do that well, I figured... so I changed it and came up with the whole Cataclysm baby storyline. I'm happy with that storyline, actually, but I often wonder what the other Deadenders would have been like.

    Any talk of the first Criminal arc being made into a film?

    There's always talk. There's been lots of talk... but talk is cheap in the film industry. Most of the time when you see those announcements of comics being optioned in the press, it's a tiny amount of money changing hands so that someone else can try to sell a studio on your property. The vast majority of those go nowhere. And I have no time or desire to go that route with any of my projects.

    I have a few irons in that fire right now, though... but until contracts are signed and money has changed hands, it's all air, really. So I try not to get too optimistic about any of it.

    Also have you got any other big Marvel Projects in the pipeline to be announced this year?

    I have a couple special projects in the works, in addition to my three Marvel monthlies, but I don't know when they'll start appearing. One just got pushed back a year to wait for the artist. The other is just a matter of me getting the time to do it. It's got an artist already.

    Im sure the Marvel Universe be a very different Sandbox after the Secret Invasion climax, will this effect your books?

    Probably not in a huge way, not anymore than Civil War did, at least. Cap was affected by Civil War obviously, but I'm not sure how the post-SI Marvel U will impact us, since he's not playing a real big part in SI.

    1) Will there be a new printing of "The Fall"? I'm a fan of Jason Lutes, and I love to see what a collaboration between the two of you is like.

    There's plans to get both that and Accidental Death back into print in nice hardback editions, both in color for the first time. But it's going to take some time.

    2) Whatever happened to your series "Detour"?

    I went through a bad period in my life for about a year, when I was working the on the second issue, and when I came back to work on it, I couldn't get into it. And I felt like my cartooning skills were lacking. At the same time, I was starting to get paying writing work, so I threw myself into that.

    3) I know you don't draw your own comics anymore, but is that something you still enjoy doing privately? Is it still a creative itch that needs scratching? Or was it a means to an end in order to get comics published early in your career?

    I only ever drew comics. I never sketched or painted. The only times I ever drew were to tell stories, even as a little kid. So, once I became a full-time writer, I didn't actually miss drawing much. Sometimes I think I'd like to develop a really simple style and try some new stuff, but it's not a burning desire. I miss writing those kinds of stories sometimes, though, but a lot of what I do in Criminal touches on the same subjects, and approaches the structure in a more alt-comic way.

    4) Besides interviews and essays about noir classics, are there other types of back material you want to include in "Criminal"?

    Yeah, I want to cover the painting of Robert McGinnis, and the Crime comics of Johnny Craig in roundtable type discussions, among other things.

    What are you favourite aspects of comics as a medium?

    All of it.
    • CommentAuthormorganagrom
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008 edited
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Any future for Black Sails? http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/29.shtml Has that ship sailed?

    How about getting Here and Now under one cover?

    Will there be softcover versions of the colorized Accidental Death and The Fall?
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    Any future for Black Sails? http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/29.shtml Has that ship sailed?

    Yeah, that pretty much died over contract issues.


    How about getting Here and Now under one cover?

    It's only 30 pages long.

    Will there be softcover versions of the colorized Accidental Death and The Fall?

    I don't know. I'm still working on figuring out the first editions.
    • CommentAuthormorganagrom
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008 edited
     (1719.193)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Right, and that would make Here and Now a perfect single. Perhaps through Image? It's difficult to believe a "new" Brubaker one-shot wouldn't sell well enough.
    • CommentAuthorjoevince
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    That's great news about "The Fall," even if it does take some time. Wasn't that optioned a while back? Will you/do you have any involvement with the film version?

    And BTW, I don't just sit around reading your old stuff. I've been enjoying your work on "Captain America," "Iron Fist" and, of course, "Criminal."
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    The Fall is in a netherland of sorts right now. I wrote the script, a few times, we have a director, we have a star attached, but we need a few more names attached to get the financing in place. We almost had it last year, but it didn't work out. It's always close to happening.
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    Are we going to be seeing how Leo killed Teeg anytime soon? And, where did you get the name Teegar? It's... wild.

    Any plans for a convention appearance in Toronto anytime soon? Epting is in town tomorrow and I am willing to lug around the Cap Omnibus all day for some ink. Then I'll show him that I have all the singles too and he will not be proud of me.
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      CommentAuthorm34tb0und
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    Ed, are you going to have panel appearance at the Emerald City Con ?
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    It's Saturday. Ed Brubaker has left the building.

    Thanks, man.

    -- W
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
     (1719.199)
    *sigh*

    I just finished 1 and 2 of the new volume.

    At this rate I will be cutting more and more superhero comics out of my order.

    Not that that is a horrible thing.
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    Thanks for having me, Warren.

    I'd have said so earlier, but I was in NYC until today.