Happy Birthday Greg Rucka!

MTV Geek wishes a very happy birthday to Greg Rucka, the multiple-Eisner and Harvey-award-winning writer of such books as Queen & Country, Gotham Central, Batwoman: Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, Action Comics, Wolverine, Whiteout, and many more.

Rucka got his start writing the popular Atticus Kodiak novels, drawing on his real-life experience as an EMT to give the books their realism. He then burst onto the comics scene with the critically acclaimed Whiteout from Oni, followed by Queen & Country. It was at Oni that Rucka established what would become one of his trademarks: a focus on strong female characters. He continued that focus with comics like Gotham Central (with Ed Brubaker), Wonder Woman, and a critically lauded Batwoman run in Detective Comics with J.H. Williams III.

His latest work is the Queen & Country novel “The Last Run,” and a Captain America story in the Marvel anthology “I Am An Avenger.” Below is a cover gallery from some of his most popular series:

Detective Comics #857, art by J.H. Williams III

Wolverine #2, art by Esad Ribic

Whiteout Vol. 2, art by Steve Lieber

Gotham Central #39, art by Sean Phillips

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