Friday, October 9, 2015
Greg Capullo Taking a Hiatus From Batman Next Year
My running joke is that DC never actually has any good announcements at either SDCC or NYCC... and well, it's not actually a joke 95% of the time! BUT HEY! Look at that... announcement! It's not a good one, but it's an announcement still?
So yeah, headline says it all... most of it, at least. Scott Snyder announced at his spotlight panel that Greg Capullo will be taking a "short" break after Batman #51, which is when he'll be doing a "short" project with Mark Millar, whose recent MO just seems to work with all the artists Scott Snyder works with. Millar's projects are usually four issues, so looking at a calendar, presuming Capullo comes back, which there doesn't seem to be any reason at the moment to think he wouldn't given the way Snyder put it, it'll probably be around this time next year if you factor in a couple month breaks between projects. Also, it should be noted that Snyder will continue on as writer during this time.
Snyder did also mention he'd be working with busiest artist in comics, Sean Murphy, again, but I'm not quite sure if he'd be Capello's replacement on the monthly, or if that means they'd be doing a 27 follow-up, which everyone seems to want them to do... Given the ties to the current status quo of Bruce, maybe that gets adapted into the regular series? I don't fucking know, but what I do know is Sean Murphy is busy as shit currently with Tokyo Ghost and Chrononauts Vol. 2 (Hi Mark Millar) in the future... So Batman on-going seems out of the question if I'd have to guess... Also, he really should just keep drawing Tokyo Ghost because that book is fucking awesome.
So yeah, that's that. Sort of sucks. But with the way Capullo had been talking lately, it should't come as a surprise. Actually, I'm surprised at the Mark Millar bit, and not a Creech revival which Capullo has made clear he'd like to do.
IN OTHER NEWS, we at Gotham Spoilers are pleased to have the HOT exclusive announcement that whatever Mark Millar and Greg Capullo will be working on has been optioned by a movie studio! You heard it here first!