Meet your new DETECTIVE COMICS writer: Scott Snyder
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
By Alex Segura
Itís not a stretch to say one of the most recent success stories to come out of Vertigo is AMERICAN VAMPIRE, a neo-horror classic-in-the-making that has garnered critical and commercial acclaim with itís modern and exciting take on vampires in America.
Well, bats and vampires arenít distant branches on the family tree, either.
So, itís with great pleasure that we announce that AMERICAN VAMPIRE writer Scott Snyder will be stepping into the DCU with a major new assignment Ė ongoing writer of DETECTIVE COMICS, starring Batman, starting in November. Can it get better? Sure ó Snyder is now exclusive to DC Comics.
And Snyderís no stranger to The Dark Knight, as the photo above shows. But weíll let him get into that. Take it away, Scott:
ďIíve read Batman religiously since the 80ís, and there are many stories dear to my heart - from Year One to the Cult to No Manís Land to Hush and The Long Halloween - but Iíve been particularly amazed by what the Batman team in general, and Grant specifically, has done with the character over the last few years. I couldnít be more thrilled or honored to be working on Detective right now Ö this is honestly my dream job. As for the series, I want to play things pretty close to the vest for now, but I can tell you that itíll star Batman, and will focus heavily on his CSI work and hardcore mysteries set around Gotham. The back-up will center on Commissioner Gordon and involve a certain case - and a dark figure - from his past that comes back to haunt him in present day Gotham. The feature and back-up will be stand-alone, but will affect and inform each other. Again, huge thanks to Mike Marts and everyone in the great Bat-family for making a place for me in Gotham - Iíll work hard to earn my keep. And please, DC Nation, let me know what you think, too!Ē
Iím sure they will. Thanks, Scott! And stay tuned to The Source for more news today and the rest of the week.