Is it a total reboot, a relaunch or a mix of both?
Whether its "the Teen Titans haven't met" or "Superman's new origin makes him human" (that's mine!) readers aren't sure just quite what to think.
And I think DC kinda likes it that way.
Scott Snyder, writer on the new Batman #1 with superstar artist Greg Capullo, calms the masses in regards to his Dark Knight book.
In an interview with Newsarama, Snyder explains that what came before, and what readers most liked about Bats, would still be there.
"But one thing I can definitely say is that the stuff you've loved about Batman over the years is still there. We're not just taking away things that people have liked from the past so that they haven't existed or don't matter. That isn't the mission at all here, " said Snyder. "If there are elements of the Batman world and Batman history you love, I can tell you with confidence that those things are still there and still did happen. And they are part of the mythology of Batman as we're using it here."
Synder comments on how he wants this new Batman to be accessible to both new and old readers, alike.
"Well, it's like any #1. Or what any comic should be, really. We don't want you to feel, if you come into the book new to Batman, that you have to know anything about the character to enjoy it and jump right on. But, if you have been a long-time Batman fan, we have no interest in wiping away his history, because we love it as much as you do," said Snyder. "It's not just a continuation. It will be a big jumping-on point. And there will be some new things and new twists."
Just what will readers see? Snyder gives us some clues, and comments on working with Capullo.
"It's going to be big and bold. It's not just going to be my run on Detective moved over to Bruce in Batman. It's very much a Batman story in Gotham with big revelations, big fights and big tech," stated Snyder. "[Capullo's] just perfect for Batman. He brings this incredible energy. I can't wait for people to see his Batman, his Batcave and his villains and rogues gallery. He brings this dynamism to it and this sense of energy to the page that I think is perfect for a Batman book.
Batman #1, written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo, hits this September.
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