Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Let's Talk About These Rumors
So there rumor floating around now is that Scott Snyder will be leaving Batman, which is reportedly going bi-weekly and will remain somewhat "event" driven, in favor for a return to Detective Comics. Snyder's rumored reasoning is he won't be pressured to keep up and can continue to tell the stories he would like to. On top of this, it's pretty much been confirmed by Greg Capello, who will re-team with Scott Snyder somewhere down the line for something after his project with Mark Millar has been completed. Snyder's already talked about future stories he'd like to tell with Batman, so he's obviously going to need a place to do that, and Detective Comics is the best fit for very obvious reasons.
My take on this?
Yeah, that lines up. Makes sense.
Pretty much all I can say on that one. I've been teasing pretty hard for awhile now that I've heard something a ways back, and if what I heard is happening, and this is that, then fucking a you guys, we're in for a treat. Honestly, it's in a "too good to be true" category for me as it was hard to believe to begin with. Regardless, none of this is my announcement to make (or leak) so I'll remain hush hush from here on out.
But who takes over Batman in Snyder's wake? If the title is going bi-weekly and remaining "event" driven, it seems pretty clear that DC would like it to be an Eternal-lite series, and considering my thoughts on Batman Eternal's follow up and how it should've been bi-weekly (prior to B&R Eternal's announcement), I'm okay with that. So for a writer, why not get someone who has experience on weeklies... but that's a lot for one writer to handle, so how about two...
How about we get the Grayson writing team?
That's my educated guess here... Actually, I'm kinda just taking a half-hearted shot at this, because Tim Seeley and Tom King are leaving Grayson (forever maybe since all these books are probably getting relaunched?) but they've also said they're not done with Dick and have plans for him that stretch into the entire DCU... What better place to tell that story than the newly relaunched bi-weekly best seller?
I'd love to see that happen. I've been a Tim Seeley fan for years, and Tom King has blown up in the best way recently, I had even just randomly said I'd nominate him to replace Snyder if that time ever came (and apparently it has). I've said regularly that Grayson rivals Batman as my favorite DC book, so I see nothing but good coming from this idea. MAKE IT SO, DIDIO.
Also, Mark Silvestri's Batman related book is apparently happening... maybe. I'll believe it when I see it, I guess.