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Greg Rucka stopped by the CBR TV Tiki Room at New York Comic Con to discuss his current run on Marvel’s “The Punisher” and his and Rick Burchett’s webcomic, “Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether.” Rucka tackled a number of topics, including the difficulty of marketing a webstrip with such a long name, how it grew out of his and Burchett’s longtime desire to work together on a long-form project and the way in which working online has allowed them to do so, developing a story and world that may not have been viable in print utilizing a process unique to them and their creation.
Rucka weighs in with his thoughts on the “Captain America” movie, discussing his recent online commentary about Hollywood blaming the source material when comic book adaptations fail, why “The First Avengers” works so well and the false argument of “superhero fatigue” at the box office.
The writer’s current work with artist Marco Checchetto on “The Punisher” is also discussed, with Rucka explaining how he wrote a first issue where Frank Castle’s presence is felt throughout the issue while barely appearing on page, the raw and unique violence of the character and why it’s so difficult for Hollywood to get the Punisher right when translating him to the big screen.
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