Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Catching up on News: Rucka Checks Out From Checkmate

Checkmate #25
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley
Tonight I was checking the internet for news and stumbled upon an article on Newsarama confirming that Greg Rucka is leaving Checkmate with issue 25. This really hits me hard because in my mind, Rucka has really redefined the espionage portion of the DCU with this series. I love the fact that super heroes are interacting with "non-powered" folks to safeguard the world against super threats. Other then Queen & Country, I felt this has been some of Rucka's best work.

It appears now that Rucka is going to go play in the Marvel sandbox. In another article, it stated that he and Ed Brubaker are going to take a run at Daredevil. While this should be fantastic work, it will still be bittersweet because I can't picture anyone else writing Checkmate.

What have you thought about Checkmate?


Anonymous said...

I've seen this coming for a long time, since Rucka's been dropping snide comments about his experience at DC for much of the last two years.

Heidi Meeley said...

Mark, you nailed it. Rucka was unhappy at DC so it was only a matter of time.

I just found out that Bruce Jones is taking over after Rucka leaves, so that will be an easy drop for me. Sad, but true.