Brian Azzarello (born in Cleveland, Ohio, August 11, 1962) is an Americancomic book writer. He came to prominence with thehardboiled crime series 100 Bullets, published by DC Comics' mature-audience imprint Vertigo. In 2011, he became the writer of DC's relaunched Wonder Woman series.
Aside from 100 Bullets, Azzarello has written for Batman ("Broken City"; "Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire"; "Joker"), Hellblazer andSuperman ("For Tomorrow and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel"). In 2003, upon being assigned to write both the Batman and Superman titles, Azzarello told the Chicago Tribune, "DC is giving me the keys to both cars in the garage, the Mazerati and the Ferrari...Somebody told me, 'Don't drive drunk.'" Prior to his rise to prominence as a writer, he was best known as the line editor for Andrew Rev's incarnation of Comico.
In 2005, Azzarello began a new creator-owned series, the western Loveless, with artist Marcelo Frusin. Also at Vertigo, his Filthy Rich original graphic novel was one of the two titles that launched the Vertigo Crime line.
He also designed First Wave, a new fictional universe for DC Comics, separate from the main DC Universe/DC Multiverse. It starts with a Batman/Doc Savage one-shot, followed by the First Wave limited series.
In 2011 he began writing "The New 52" relaunch of the Wonder Woman series, collaborating with artist Cliff Chiang.