Jock joins Scott Snyder on DETECTIVE COMICS
A few weeks back, we unveiled half of the new DETECTIVE COMICS creative team. Namely, that AMERICAN VAMPIRE writer Scott Snyder would be stepping into the writer’s seat, handling both the main story and a Commissioner Gordon co-feature. And now we’re ready to break the news about the artist that will be paired with Snyder on the book.
Say hello to your new DETECTIVE COMICS artist: Jock.
Jock should be no stranger to Batman fans in particular, and comic fans in general. He’s responsible for a sterling run on Vertigo’s THE LOSERS and, most recently, a stint on DETECTIVE handling the tail end of Batwoman’s run on the title.
What does this mean for DETECTIVE COMICS readers? Well, in addition to a hard-hitting, noir story from Snyder, fans will be getting a gritty, dynamic and edgy visual representation every months. But you don’t need me to tell you that. Let’s hear it from the writer himself. Take it away, Scott:
“I could not be more excited about working with Jock. Over the last couple months, I've spoken to some artists whose work I love, but Jock was always my top choice for this run on Detective Comics. I've been a huge fan of his work for a long time. His style is bold and dynamic - perfect for the kind of big, twisted Batman story we're going to tell together :) And with David Baron on colors, I can't wait for November! And please, let us know what you think, DC Nation!”
One of the most interesting parts of Comic-Con for me -- as both a DC guy and Batman fan -- was watching the instant chemistry and excitement both Scott and Jock had for the character and their upcoming run. It was contagious. Right, Jock?
“Scott and I got the chance to talk a number of times over Comic-Con weekend in San Diego and his original and striking hook for the story
took me completely by surprise - I couldn't believe it hadn't been done before and I was instantly hooked...
“I'm thrilled to be working with him on this and along with David Baron on colors can't wait to get this story out there.”
Can’t wait until November? No worries. We’ve got a first look at what’s in store with this here teaser image. And stay tuned to this here blog for more Bat-news in the coming days.