Ed Brubaker will serve as head writer on the 10-episode first season of “Batman: Caped Crusader” for HBO Max. Brubaker created the Winter Soldier while doing work-for-hire for Marvel Comics in the mid-2000s before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was ever a thing.
Brubaker is best known for his work as a comic book writer on such titles as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Fist, Catwoman, Gotham Central, and Uncanny X-Men. In more recent years, he has focused solely on creator-owned titles for Image Comics, such as Fatale, Criminal, Velvet, and Kill or Be Killed.
In an interview with THR, Brubaker said:
“If not for what Bruce Timm and all the talented writers and artists did with that show, things like my revamp of Catwoman with Darwyn Cooke (who worked on BTAS) and Gotham Central with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, would never have happened. So when Bruce Timm offered me the chance to come work on this new reimagining of Batman with him, James Tucker, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves, I jumped at it.”
“Their vision for the show, with a slightly more pulpy take on the character, and a new way of looking at the world of Gotham, set in the past but viewed through a modern lens really sold me, and so far every part of it has been a blast to work on. I can’t wait until the rest of the world can see what we’ve been building the last few months in the writer’s room. All I can say is, it’s not what anyone is expecting … but in a good way.”
Brubaker won the Harvey Award in 2006 and 2007. He is a multiple Eisner Award winner (2007, 2008, and 2010).