Hey Kids Comics & Crime
Brubaker wrote another comic series not long back called Fatale which also dealt with supernatural horror in a H P Lovecraft vein. He mixes up the genres with noir crime, the mob, and monsters. Overall it worked pretty well. He's one of those writers that has the ability to pique my interest. I don't know if it's the topics he writes about or the way he writes, but his projects generally interest me.
If you enjoy that sort of thing or if you're an Ed Brubaker fan, I ran across a great little article on him from the folks over at A. V. Club. Brubaker also talks about the new Sci Fi series, Westworld. I've not been able to see any of that series yet, as I don't subscribe to the network, but if it turns out well, I'm sure I'll watch it when time allows. I certainly enjoyed the original movie, Westworld, and the follow up movie, Futureworld. Here's a link to the Brubaker article.
The movie itself was made in the late 50s, but don't let the date distract you from watching this classic film. Also worth noting is that it's shot in the San Fransisco area, so you see many of the sites around that area many of which are gone now. It's an area that Siegel would revisit again when he made his more famous film, Dirty Harry.
So I watched The Lineup last night, and as I watched it, I recalled I'd seen bits of it before on the TCM channel. I just didn't know what I was watching at the time as I had tuned into late before the opening credits ran. If you rent the DVD don't overlook the bonus features. I generally don't mess with bonus or special features, but in this case I checked them out and was surprised that Eddie Muller, a crime aficionado, and James Ellroy, a crime novelist did a commentary track on the bonus features. If you happen to rent the movie, don't overlook those bonus features as it added a lot for the appreciation of the movie, the town of San Francisco, which is where Muller grew up, and there's a lot of humor and banter between the two gentlemen.