It’s official: Ed Brubaker, the man responsible for writing Captain America for Marvel Comics for close to 8 years, is leaving the book.
While this had been a rumor since recent solicitations for the title showed that up and comer at Marvel, Cullen Bunn, was coming aboard to co-write an arc with Brubaker, it wasn’t until this past weekend when an official announcement was made by Brubaker in an interview with the Comics Reporter.
While Brubaker will be leaving Captain America in a few months, he’ll still be writing Winter Solider, which stars Bucky Banres, Steve Rogers’ former sidekick long thought dead until Brubaker himself brought the character back in the beginning of his run on Cap, for “as long as it lasts… or, I’ll do it for as long as I can. Because I don’t know if it’ll last, but I’m really proud of that book and the second and third storylines on it are some of my favorite stuff I’ve done for Marvel, ever.”
Ed Brubaker’s take on Captain America is considered by many to be one of, if not the definitive run in the character’s history. While his announcement is disappointing, all goods must come to an end, and fans of Brubaker’s work should look forward to his last issues of Captain America, as well as the, no doubt fantastic, work he will do in the future.
You can read his interview with the Comic Reporter, where he also discusses his immensely successful creator-owned title for Image Comics, Fatale, among other topics, here.