Writer: Ed Brubaker • Artist: Steve Epting, Bettie Breitweiser
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the ‘Winter Soldier’ saga… and everything they’ve done so far has been leading to VELVET! When the world’s best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years… and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and hi-octane action. Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry’s best-selling creators will knock you out!
A few years ago Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting relaunched Captain America for Marvel Comics. The result was one of the best Cap run in years. They made Captain America cool again, and helped introduce him to a new generation of readers. Brubaker’s stories are now ranked as some of the best in Cap’s history. In fact one of Ed Brubaker ‘s arcs is the basis for the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” film.
What helped the Brubaker stories become iconic, was the spectacular art by Steve Epting. The artist had been around Marvel for years, drawing everything from the Avengers to the X-Men. Look back at those runs, and look at Epting’s current stuff. The man’s art has improved tenfold, and if you didn’t know better, you’d think this is a different artist altogether. Steve Epting’s current style is simply gorgeous.
Starting today, Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting team-up again on the new Image book Velvet. Even if this book is only a fraction as good as Captain america, it will be worth every penny. I can’t wait to read this book, and if you’d like to know more about Velvet, Nerdist conducted an interview with Ed Brubaker, which you can read here.