BERKELEY PLACE’S TOP TEN GREG RUCKA COMICS

Greg Rucka is one of those freelancers who has been screwed not just by DC, but also by Marvel.  For DC, he created one of their top-selling titles: Gotham Central.  The comic didn’t sell well, but the trade paperbacks are a license to print money, selling out year after year.  But DC summarily dismissed him from several projects, including a Wonder Woman project when DC decided they’d sell more copies if Grant Morrison wrote it.

Then, at Marvel, Rucka did a great job re-energizing Punisher.  Not since the early Matt Fraction days had Punisher run in the mainstream Marvel Universe—and Rucka put him there, solidly, in a way that made sense.  For his troubles, Marvel cancelled the book.

Now, the multiple Harvey- and Eisner-winning writer has moved to novels and creator-owned pastures.  Which is too bad, because he’s done some really great stuff for the big two.  I guess they don’t get what they refuse to pay for…
Here’s the what and why of my favorite Greg Rucka comics….

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