Brian Azzarello

Brian Azzarello
Azzarello at the 2011 New York Comic Con.
Born(1962-08-11) August 11, 1962 (age 55)
Cleveland, Ohio
Notable works
100 Bullets
Before Watchmen: Comedian
Before Watchmen: Rorschach
Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
Wonder Woman
AwardsEisner Award (2001)


Brian Azzarello (given birth to in Cleveland, Ohio, August 11, 1962) can be an American comic publication article writer and screenwriter. He found prominence using the hardboiled criminal offense series 100 Bullets, released by DC Comics’ mature-audience imprint Vertigo. In 2011, he became the author of DC’s relaunched Question Woman series.

Early life

Azzarello was raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where his mom managed a cafe his dad was a salesman. As a kid, he examine monster and battle comic books, but prevented the superhero genre. He went to the Cleveland Institute of Artwork, where he researched painting and printmaking. After many years of functioning various blue-collar careers, he shifted to Chicago in 1989. After his proceed to Chicago, Azzarello became thinking about the task of Dark Lizard Press, a little publishing home which reprinted hardboiled detective and noir fiction.In Chicago, Azzarello met his upcoming wife, artist Jill Thompson, then doing work for Vertigo (a comic reserve imprint of DC Comics). She also enjoyed monster films, and she was impressed by a werewolf tale Azzarello wrote. She released him to Lou Stathis, an editor at Vertigo who wished to move from the light illusion Vertigo was posting. He employed Azzarello being a writer.


Brian Azzarello was the line editor for Andrew Rev's incarnation of Comico.Azzarello's initial published comics function was "An Undead Progression", a text message article in Cool Blooded #1 (Might 1993) published by Northstar. His initial tale for DC Comics was "Ares" which made an appearance in Weird Battle Stories vol. 2 #1 (June 1997). He and musician Eduardo Risso released the 100 Bullets series for Vertigo in August 1999. Furthermore to 100 Bullets, Azzarello provides created for Batman ("Broken Town"; Batman/Deathblow: Following the Fireplace; Joker; and Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance), Hellblazer and Superman ("For Tomorrow" and Lex Luthor: Guy of Metal). In 2003, upon getting assigned to create both Batman and Superman game titles, Azzarello informed the Chicago Tribune, "DC is definitely providing me the secrets to both vehicles in the garage area, the Maserati as well as the Ferrari...Somebody explained, 'Don't travel drunk.'"Tag Waid's and Alex Ross' 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come includes a personality named "666", who's physically modeled following Azzarello.In 2005, Azzarello began a fresh creator-owned series, the traditional western Loveless, with artist Marcelo Frusin. Also at Vertigo, his Filthy High original graphic book was among the two game titles that released the Vertigo Criminal offense collection. Azzarello and Risso created a Batman serial for Wed Comics in '09 2009.He designed the Initial Wave, a fresh fictional world for DC Comics, independent from the primary DC World. It started having a Batman/Doc Savage one-shot, accompanied by the First Wave limited series.In 2011 he began writing THE BRAND NEW 52 relaunch of the sweetness Woman series, collaborating with artist Cliff Chiang. He published two Before Watchmen limited series offering the Comedian and Rorschach. In 2014, he and Jeff Lemire, Keith Giffen, and Dan Jurgens co-wrote THE BRAND NEW 52: Futures End.In April 2015 he was announced as the co-writer of the eight-issue second sequel towards the Dark Knight Returns, entitled The Dark Knight III: The Expert Race, with Frank Miller. The series premiered twice-monthly beginning in past due 2015. Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson had been the artists within the series.


Azzarello cites Jim Thompson and David Goodis among his affects.


Azzarello and Argentine musician Eduardo Risso, with whom Azzarello initial done Jonny Increase, won the 2001 Eisner Prize for Ideal Serialized Tale for 100 Bullets #15–18: "HANG UP THE PHONE on the Hang up Low".

Personal life

Azzarello is married to fellow comic publication inventor Jill Thompson. The few have a home in Chicago.


Early work

Overstreet's Enthusiast #7–9: "Elementals: Thicker Than Drinking water" (with Jim Callahan, Gemstone, 1995–1996) Comico: Primer #1: "The Assassin's Tune" (with Vincent Proce, 1996) Crimson Dragon #1: "Enter Crimson Dragon" (with Tony Akins, 1996)


Weird War Stories #1: "Ares" (with Adam Romberger, 1997) Gangland #1: "Clean Home" (with Tim Bradstreet, 1998) gathered in Gangland (tpb, 112 pages, 2000, ISBN 1-56389-608-7) Jonny Increase #1–4 (with Eduardo Risso, 1998) gathered as Jonny Increase: Two-Finger Price cut (tpb, 104 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-815-2) Heartthrobs #2: "The Various other Side of City" (with Tim Bradstreet, 1999) Flinch: "Meals String" (with Eduardo Risso, in #2, 1999) "Last Contact" (with Danijel Žeželj, in #10, 2000) "The Shaft" (with Javier Pulido, in #13, 2000) 100 Bullets: Quantity 1 (hc, 456 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3201-9) gathers: "100 Bullets" (with Eduardo Risso, in #1–3, 1999) "Shot, Drinking water Back again" (with Eduardo Risso, in #4–5, 1999) "Brief Con, Long Chances" (with Eduardo Risso, in #6–7, 2000) "Silencer Evenings" (with Eduardo Risso, in Vertigo: Winter's Advantage #3, 2000) "Day time, Hour, Minute...Man" (with Eduardo Risso, in #8, 2000) "THE PROPER Ear, Remaining in the Chilly" (with Eduardo Risso, in #9–10, 2000) "Heartbreak Sunnyside Up" (with Eduardo Risso, in #11, 2000) "Parlez Kung Vous" (with Eduardo Risso, in #12–14, 2000) "HANG UP THE PHONE on the Hang up Low" (with Eduardo Risso, in #15–18, 2000–2001) "Epilogue to get a Road Pet" (with Eduardo Risso, in #19, 2001) Quantity 2 (hc, 416 webpages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3372-4) gathers: "The Mimic" (with Eduardo Risso, in #20, 2001) "Offer Seafood & Out to Ocean" (with Eduardo Risso, in #21–22, 2001) "Crimson Prince Blues" (with Eduardo Risso, in #23–25, 2001) "Mr. Branch & the Family members Tree" (with Eduardo Risso and different performers, in #26, 2001) "Idol Chatter" (with Eduardo Risso, in #27, 2001) "¡Contrabandolero!" (with Eduardo Risso, in #28–30, 2001–2002) "The Counterfifth Detective" (with Eduardo Risso, in #31–36, 2002) Quantity 3 (hc, 512 webpages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3729-0) gathers: "On Unintentional Purpose" (with Eduardo Risso, in #37, 2002) "Cole Melts away Slow Hands" (with Eduardo Risso, in #38, 2002) "Ambition's Audition" (with Eduardo Risso, in #39, 2002) "Nights the Short term" (with Eduardo Risso, in #40, 2003) "AN ACCIDENT" (with Eduardo Risso, in #41, 2003) "Stage off the Advantage" (with Eduardo Risso, in #42, 2003) "Chill in the Oven" (with Eduardo Risso, in #43–46, 2003) "In Stinked" (with Eduardo Risso, in #47–49, 2003–2004) "Victim for Reign" (with Eduardo Risso, in #50, 2004) "Wylie Works the Voodoo Down" (with Eduardo Risso, in #51–57, 2004–2005) "Coda Smoke cigarettes" (with Eduardo Risso, in #58, 2005) Strychnine Lives (tpb, 224 webpages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0928-9) gathers: "The Relaxed" (with Eduardo Risso, in #59, 2005) "Looking at the Boy" (with Eduardo Risso, in #60–63, 2005) "The Dive" (with Eduardo Risso, in #64, 2005) "New Techniques" (with Eduardo Risso, in #65–66, 2005–2006) "Like Allow Her" (with Eduardo Risso, in #67, 2006) Decayed (tpb, 192 webpages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1939-X) gathers: "Rest, Walker" (with Eduardo Risso, in #68, 2006) "A Wake" (with Eduardo Risso, in #69–74, 2006) "Amorality Play" (with Eduardo Risso, in #75, 2006) Once Upon a Criminal offense (tpb, 192 webpages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1315-4) gathers: "Punch Range" (with Eduardo Risso, in #76–79, 2006–2007) "A Divide Decision" (with Eduardo Risso, in #80, 2007) "Tarantula" (with Eduardo Risso, in #81–83, 2007) Filthy (tpb, 128 web pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1939-X) gathers: "THE GIRL Tonight" (with Eduardo Risso, in #84, 2007) "Crimson Lions" (with Eduardo Risso, in #85, 2007) "Rainfall in Vain" (with Eduardo Risso, in #86, 2008) "The Blister" (with Eduardo Risso, in #87, 2008) "My Depressed Friend" (with Eduardo Risso, in #88, 2008) Wilt (tpb, 304 web pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2287-0) gathers: "100 Bullets" (with Eduardo Risso, in #89–100, 2008–2009) Unusual Travels #4: "Indigenous Tongue" (with Esad Ribić, 2000) Hellblazer: Hellblazer (with Richard Corben, Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon and Man Davis and Giuseppe Camuncoli, 2000–2002) gathered as: DIFFICULT EXPERIENCE (gathers #146–150, tpb, 128 web pages, 2000, ISBN 1-56389-696-6) Great Intentions (gathers #151–156, tpb, 140 web pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-856-X) Freezes Over (gathers #157–163, tpb, 168 web pages, 2003, ISBN 1-56389-971-X) Highwater (gathers #164–174, tpb, 264 web pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0223-3) Vertigo Top secret Files & Roots: Hellblazer: "THE VERY FIRST TIME" (with Dave Taylor, 2000) Hellblazer #250: "All I Goat for Xmas" (with Rafael Grampá, 2009) Un Diablo #1–4 (with Danijel Žeželj, 2001) gathered as Un Diablo (tpb, 104 web pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1625-0) Loveless (with Marcelo Frusin, Danijel Žeželj and Werther Dell'Edera, 2005–2008) gathered as: A Kin of Homecoming (gathers #1–5, tpb, 128 web pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1061-9) Thicker Than Blackwater (gathers #6–12, tpb, 168 web pages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1250-6) Blackwater Falls (gathers #13–24, tpb, 288 web pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1495-9) Vertigo Criminal offense: Filthy Affluent (with Victor Santos, visual book, hc, 200 web pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-1184-4) Spaceman #1–9 (with Eduardo Risso, 2011-2012) gathered as Spaceman (hc, 224 web pages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3552-2)

DC Comics

Batman: Batman: Gotham Knights: "Marks" (with Eduardo Risso, in #8, 2000) "Cornered" (with Jim Mahfood, in #35, 2003) Batman #620–625: "Broken Town" (with Eduardo Risso, 2003-2004) collected as Batman: Broken Town (hc, 144 webpages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0133-4) Joker (with Lee Bermejo, image novel, 128 webpages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1581-5) Wed Comics #1–12: "Batman" (with Eduardo Risso, 2009) collected in Wed Comics (hc, 200 webpages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2747-3) Flashpoint: Batman: Knight of Vengeance #1–3 (with Eduardo Risso, 2011) collected in Flashpoint: The Globe of Flashpoint Featuring Batman (tpb, 272 webpages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3405-4) 9-11: The World's Finest Comic Publication Writers & Performers Tell Stories to keep in mind, Quantity Two: "America's Pastime" (with Eduardo Risso, anthology visual book, tpb, 224 webpages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-878-0) Sgt. Rock and roll: Between Hell and a difficult Place (with Joe Kubert, visual book, hc, 140 webpages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0053-2) JSA All-Stars #6: "Blind Place" (with Eduardo Risso, 2003) gathered in JSA: All Celebrities (tpb, 208 webpages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0219-5) Superman: Superman vol. 2 #204–215: "For Tomorrow" (with Jim Lee, 2004–2005) gathered as Superman: For Tomorrow (hc, 328 webpages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2198-X) Lex Luthor: Guy of Metal #1–5 (with Lee Bermejo, 2005) gathered as Luthor (hc, 144 webpages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2930-1) DC Comics Presents: Green Lantern: "Cent for YOUR IDEAS, Buck For Your Future!" (with Norm Breyfogle, one-shot, 2004) Single: "Low Cards in the Opening" (with Tim Sale, in #1, 2004) "Poison" (with Jordi Bernet, in #6, 2005) Stories of the Unpredicted #1–8: "Structures and Morality" (with Cliff Chiang, 2006–2007) gathered as Doctor 13: Structures and Morality (tpb, 144 webpages, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1552-1) 1st Wave (hc, 256 webpages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3135-7; tpb, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3136-5) gathers: Batman/Doc Savage Unique: "Bronze Night time" (with Phil Noto, one-shot, 2009) Initial Influx #1–6 (with Rags Morales, 2010–2011) The Soul #6: "THE PERSON I REALLY LIKE" (with Eduardo Risso, 2010) Doc Savage #6–12 (with Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein, 2010–2011) Question Female (with Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins, 2011–2014) gathered as: Bloodstream (gathers #1–6, hc, 160 webpages, 2012, ISBN 1-4012-3563-8) Guts (gathers #7–12, hc, 144 webpages, 2013, ISBN 1-4012-3809-2) Iron (gathers #0, 13–17, hc, 176 webpages, 2013, ISBN 1-4012-4261-8) Battle (gathers #19–23, hc, 144 webpages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4608-7) Flesh (gathers #24–29 and #23.2) Bone fragments (gathers #30–35) Before Watchmen: Comedian #1–6 (with J. G. Jones, 2012) Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1–4 (with Lee Bermejo, 2012) The Dark Knight III: The Get good at Competition #1–9 (with Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson, 2015–2017)

Other publishers

Wildstorm: Wildstorm Summer time Particular: "Zealot: Apple Go through" (with Brian Stelfreeze, 2001) Batman/Deathblow #1–3 (with Lee Bermejo, 2003) collected while Batman/Deathblow: Following the Open fire (tpb, 160 webpages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0034-6) Deathblow #1–9 (with Carlos D'Anda, 2006–2008) collected while Deathblow: AND YOUR HOME IS! (tpb, 224 webpages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1515-7) Marvel Comics: Startling Tales: Banner #1–4 (with Richard Corben, 2001) gathered as Banner (tpb, 112 webpages, 2001, ISBN 0-7851-0853-X) Cage #1–5 (with Richard Corben, 2002) gathered as Cage (hc, 128 webpages, 2002, ISBN 0-7851-0966-8; tpb, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1301-0) Spider-Man's Tangled Internet #14: "THE FINAL Take" (with Scott Levy and Giuseppe Camuncoli, 2002) gathered in Spider-Man's Tangled Internet Quantity 3 (tpb, 160 webpages, 2002, ISBN 0-7851-0951-X) Dark Equine Comics Noir: "The Poor Night time" (with Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, anthology visual book, tpb, 104 webpages, 2009, ISBN 1-59582-358-1)


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