In 16 issues... #CLICKBAIT! HAR HAR! Am I interneting right?
Nevertheless, Bleeding Cool is reporting that at a panel spotlighting him, Greg Capullo talked about leaving Batman in 16 issues in order to relaunch his creator owned Image title The Creech, along with Scott Snyder writing it.
That's quite a big piece of news if this ends up happening.
I say "if" because 16 issues is over two years from now, and a lot can happen between now and then... like something could piss Capullo off and he could leave earlier! I kid, I kid... stranger things have happened though.
This shouldn't come as that much of a surprise, as both Capullo and Snyder have said for some time now that they're contracted until issue #50, and we're at #34 right now, so add 16 to that, and you've got your big five-oh right there. Now, the question remains, would that be 16 issues illustrated by Capullo, or simply just 16 issues total, regardless of whether Capullo draws them or not, given he tends not to draw the issues inbetween arcs.
Only time will tell, I guess.
UPDATE: Remember when I said "I say 'if' because" blah blah blah? Yeah, this is pretty much why I made that note:
Never said 16 issues is the end of my Batman. My contract is up in 16 issues. I may do Creech or a might be dead. Who knows?
— Greg Capullo (@GregCapullo) September 5, 2014
(Source: Bleeding Cool)