Today sees the release of BATMAN #1, the first time the series has had a #1 issue since 1940. With it, a new chapter in the history of the Dark Knight begins. Writer Scott Snyder caught up with a couple of major outlets to discuss what to expect from the series.
“To him Gotham is his oldest ally, his home, and his comfort zone,” Snyder said of Batman to NEW YORK MAGAZINE’s VULTURE blog. “But the city is hundreds of years old, and Batman has only been Batman for a short while, comparatively, so what if the city belonged to another symbol before Batman? The idea is that a secret enemy has existed in Gotham for hundreds of years, and they're going to bring the whole weight of history to bare against Batman.” And in case you missed it, check out VULTURE’s exclusive preview of BATMAN #1.
In addition to BATMAN, Snyder is also the writer of SWAMP THING. “It’s really about [scientist] Alec Holland wrestling with monsters, both external and internal: a guy who is haunted by this mantle of this monster that he used to be,” Snyder told THE LOS ANGELES TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX of the series. “So, I really try to write a story that brings him face to face with some of his big fears about how his destiny and fate might be tied to that of this vegetable creature, Swamp Thing.” Be sure to read the full interview to find out which other series in DC Comics-The New 52 will be having a “really, really big crossover” with SWAMP THING.
In other DC Comics-The New 52 news, MTV GEEK chatted with WONDER WOMAN artist Cliff Chiang about the series’ take on the iconic character. “I’m hoping what we do with Wonder Woman will be… pleasantly unexpected,” Chiang teased.
To be continued …