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Scott Snyder Talks Batman with Newsarama

Scott Snyder may have the number one comic book on the sales charts, but that isn't stopping him from giving hints at what is coming up in Batman. Snyder talked with Newsarama about a variety of topics related to Batman, most of which have already been mentioned before. There were a few new questions.


Batman #2Newsarama: The first issue seemed to celebrate the Batman world, with a lot of villains and familiar faces, from Vicki Vale to Leslie Thompkins. Was your idea for this first issue to brush up against different faces from Batman's world and clearly establish who he is and what his backdrop will be in these stories?


Scott Snyder: Yeah, we wanted a celebration of all the characters who make up Batman's world, his allies and his contacts and his villains. Even if the issue didn't introduce people like Leslie to new readers, we wanted to put that whole cast on display. Batman is going to be not just about Batman and Gotham. The repercussions of what happens to Batman will be felt across the whole Bat-family.


Newsarama: Is there anything else coming up in Batman that you want to tell readers about?


Scott Snyder: You're going to start to see a lot of bad guys soon. Stay tuned for the introduction for our new owl-themed villains in Batman, and for big twists and turns that have to do with the history of Gotham and some surprises about the characters you really like, things that are buried in their history that are going to be brought to bear against them in the present. And it's going to get very dark and twisted. There are a lot of fun waters ahead for all of us, I promise. It's going to be a good ride. We're really excited about it, so we hope you guys are too. This is the Batman story we'd tell if we only got one chance to do it.


For the entire interview, including talk about the intentional links between Batman and Nightwing, head over to Newsarama. Batman #2 hits stores next Wednesday, October 19.


Posted by Dustin Fritschel

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