Brubaker is a very accomplished writer. He is noted for his relaunching of Captain America in Captain America Vol 5 as well as his work on Daredevil and Marvels Project. Brubaker won the Harvey Award in 2006 and 2007. He is a multiple Eisner Award winner (2007, 2008, and 2010).
Brubaker has also been instrumental in reviving several deceased and/or obscure characters. For example, Bucky Barnes had never appeared as a character since Marvel's golden age. Brubaker revived and re-invented the character in Captain America Vol 5. Brubaker has had similar revivals for a new Masterman, Max Fury, John Steele, and The Man With No Face
- As a homage to Ed, a bailiff named Brubaker made an appearance in What If Karen Page Had Lived?.