Greg Rucka

Greg Rucka Biography

Greg Rucka has an extensive and impressive résumé. He’s currently writing the WONDER WOMAN rebirth series for DC, and has written for PUNISHER, ACTION COMICS, and some of my personal favorite WOLVERINE issues. He’s won several Eisner Awards, including one for his creator-owned project LAZARUS with Image comics. He also created the series QUEEN AND COUNTRY along with three tie-in series.

His first foray into the comics world was writing WHITEOUT with Oni Press. Later on, he created many background characters for DC’s DETECTIVE COMICS. This work led him to co-creating GOTHAM CENTRAL with co-writer Ed Brubaker. He also collaborated with Geoff Johns and Judd Winick on the start of the INFINITE CRISIS. He’s best-known for writing the “Holy Trinity” of DC comics — SUPERMAN, BATMAN, and WONDER WOMAN. But his writing career has encompassed more than just comic books — he launched the webcomic LADY SABRE AND THE PIRATES OF THE INEFFABLE AETHER, the steampunk adventure series illustrated by Rick Burchett.

Greg Rucka Interview

I sat down with Rucka at C2E2 2017 to talk about his expansive career. I was especially interested in his previous jobs before he took up comics and how they influenced his writing career — he has worked as a security guard, emergency medical technician, and fight choreographer. It was cool to hear about how these past experiences have influenced his writing thematically. At age five, he saw black-and-white digest prints of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s THE INCREDIBLE HULK.

Over the years, he’s written dozens of characters, and as he says in our interview, it’s his job to love them all when writing them. It clearly shows through in his body of work. He does a great job of fleshing out superheroes as people just like us. We wish him the best in his current and future work.

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