Monday, June 25, 2012
After almost 8 years of non-stop writing for the book, comic book scribe Ed Brubaker has officially announced that he's wrapping up his long run with Captain America. The writer's tenure with the book offered some of the most prominent highlights of the Star-Spangled Avenger's career in comics, among them being responsible for "killing off" Steve Rogers in the aftermath of Marvel's 2006-2007 crossover event known as "Civil War".
Brubaker was also responsible for resurrecting and placing Cap's World War II partner Bucky Barnes back into modern Marvel continuity, establishing the identity of the "Winter Soldier" for Barnes, and eventually leading the sidekick to don the Captain America mantle and go on his own adventures under the identity upon his mentor's "death". Eventually, Steve Rogers came back and reclaimed the Cap identity, continuing his run under Brubaker's guidance. Now that the writer is leaving the book, his only writing duties will be with the ongoing Winter Soldier series. As a fan, I'm going to miss the action and espionage drama he injected so flawlessly into his Cap stories. For more details and the interview about his departure, read up the source posts at The Comics Reporter and Newsarama.