Ed Brubaker is an acclaimed comics writer with a passel of Eisner and Harvey Awards to his name. While he’s written super-hero fare—he’s co-creator of the popular Marvel character The Winter Soldier—it’s his crime fiction that strikes a chord with me.
Ed was a writer and supervising producer for the first season of HBO's Westworld, and is the co-creator and co-writer of Too Old To Die Young. His new graphic novel, Pulp, produced with artist Sean Phillips is a treat for fans of Western pulp and 30s noir. Pulp tells the story of Max Winter, an old man living in 1930s New York with a younger wife named Rosa. On the brink of World War II and with the Nazi bund operating just down the street, Max churns out stories for a Western pulp magazine.
Winter’s violent tales of the anti-heroic Red River Kid just might have a personal basis in reality, and when a retired Pinkerton agent tracks Max down with a proposition, the old west lives again in the gritty streets of grimy New York.
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