Greg Rucka

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Greg Rucka is an American writer of novels and comic books. He is married to fellow comic writer Jen Van Meter.

His writing career began with his Atticus Kodiak series. Kodiak is a bodyguard whose jobs are rarely as uncomplicated as they at first appear. The series to date consists of: Keeper, Finder, Smoker, Shooting at Midnight, and Critical Space. Much critical acclaim was garnered for these works, as were comparisons to the elite writers of crime/suspense fiction. Rucka was considered especially noteworthy for his attention to detail and the realness with which it is related; an ability assisted by the author's experiences with fight training and as an EMT. He has also written two non-Atticus books: Fistful of Rain and A Gentleman's Game, the latter a tie-in to his comic book series Queen and Country.

In the 90s, Rucka would hop onto the comic scene with his highly praised Whiteout, published through Oni Press. Whiteout centers around a murder in an Antarctic base. It was followed by a sequel, Whiteout: Melt. Rucka would begin a pattern with this book: writing strong, independant woman characters. Queen and Country, dealing with British spies, is his longest and most personal work (also published by Oni).

The majority of Rucka's work today is for DC Comics, where he is the current writer of Wonder Woman, The OMAC Project, Action Comics and Gotham Central (which he co-created with fellow scribe Ed Brubaker). He has also done work for Marvel Comics, including short runs on Wolverine, Elektra and the mini-series Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra.

Rucka's work, particularly in comics, has attracted critical and fan acclaim, and also won several awards, including Eisner Awards for the "Half a Life" storyline in Gotham Central (which also won a Harvery Award), Whiteout: Melt and Queen and Country.


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