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The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

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The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

Postby Zero » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:33 pm

The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

Continuing a series of apocalyptic events at DC Comics, Scott Snyder has announced that he is done writing Swamp Thing.



Source: TwitLonger

Scott Snyder posted the following message on TwitLonger today:

Hey guys - was going to wait until we got a little closer to announce this, but yes, Swamp Thing #18 will be my last issue, and Yanick's too.

To be 100% clear: @YanickPaquette and I have been planning this ending - both an ending for us as creators on the book, and for the storyline we started way back in issue #1 - for a long time. Even before we signed on to do Swampy, we both knew it would be a limited run, as we had other projects in the pipeline we knew would eventually come to pass. But the chance to do Swamp Thing, to bring back a character we've both loved dearly since childhood, was just too thrilling to turn down.

That said, we both ended up staying longer than we'd planned, too, out of love of the character, love for the story we were getting to tell, love for our team, and above all, out of love and gratitude for you guys, the fans who've helped us do something here that many people said was impossible - make Swamp Thing a viable book in the DCU. For that, all of us on team Swampy will be forever grateful to you guys.

Truthfully, these characters are some of my personal favorites in comics, ever - the early issues by @LenWein and @BernieWrightson played a huge part in making me want to write in the first place. Then the fearless work by Moore, Bissette... The thing is, Swamp Thing has always been a series where creators did these crazy things, where they experimented, pushed themselves, imagined big, took risks - and the fact that you guys have supported our team, as we've tried our own crazy ideas on the book, story-wise, artistically.... it really means the world to us. It's been a tremendous honor to write this book. And to have worked on it alongside friends like the art team - and one of my best friends in the world, and one of mu writing idols, @JeffLemire... Don't know how to thank you all for giving me the opportunity.

Anyway, all this sounds so fucking sad, BUT - please know that these issues coming up next are the big ones - the status-quo-changing-mega-ones :) - that we've been building towards since issue #1. So the best is still coming, with the finale of Rotworld and our shocking storyline ending in Swampy #18.

After that, Swampy will continue with an exciting new team, to be announced soon. Please give them the love and support you've shown us. They certainly have our blessing.

Again everyone, can't thank you all enough for this one. You guys made this gig a dream come true in every way, corny as that sounds. I thank you, team Swampy thanks you - and from deep in the swamp, Alec Holland, Abby Arcane, The Parliament, even Uncle Anton thanks you, too.


Scott 

 

Normally, we would use this opportunity to proclaim that Snyder's departure from Swamp Thing signals the beginning of the end for DC, or to speculate that Snyder's leaving is retaliation for the firing of Gail Simone from Batgirl via email, or to suggest that Dan Didio is carrying out a longstanding personal vendetta against Alan Moore, who once wrote Swamp Thing, but, if we did, our forum posters and Facebook commenters would have nothing left to say.

So we'll leave that to you, dear readers. Enjoy.



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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby Zero » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:35 pm

Rotworld has sorta sapped a lot of my enthusiasm for this and Animal Man, we'll see who the new writer is before deciding on #19. Is China Mieville too much to hope for?

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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby Regulator » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:40 pm

Did you actually read that or is this supposed to be one of the hilariously edgy Outhouse headlines?

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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby nietoperz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:42 pm

Regulator wrote:Did you actually read that or is this supposed to be one of the hilariously edgy Outhouse headlines?


He's making fun of / anticipating what The (B)ass will say.
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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby chap22 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:00 pm

i can't believe DC fired Snyder from another book!

/TheBass'd
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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby The Bass » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:01 pm

nietoperz wrote:
He's making fun of / anticipating what The (B)ass will say.


Why? What did I say? If you read the story, its says that Snyder is leaving of his own accord, and we knew Paquette is leaving for Wonder Woman?

Why? what will I say?

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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby nietoperz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Zero wrote:Rotworld has sorta sapped a lot of my enthusiasm for this and Animal Man, we'll see who the new writer is before deciding on #19. Is China Mieville too much to hope for?


I REALLY hope this isn't the book they've given Jim Starlin!
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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby The Bass » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:01 pm

chap22 wrote:i can't believe DC fired Snyder from another book!

/TheBass'd


Can you link to where I say that, thanks? Or do I hit the report button again?

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Re: The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

Postby chap22 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:02 pm

also, as Snyder and Paquette (and their contributions were equal here) were the first and only creative team to ever make me care about Swampy, i can pretty safely say that short of a sudden shocking announcement that DC has stolen Mark Waid and Alan Davis away from Marvel and put them on this book, i have officially been fired as a reader of this title with issue 18 as well. it was a good run while it lasted though...
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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby The Bass » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:03 pm

nietoperz wrote:
I REALLY hope this isn't the book they've given Jim Starlin!


Rich Johnson says a recent Image guy. Which hardly narrows the field.

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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:03 pm

Regulator wrote:Did you actually read that or is this supposed to be one of the hilariously edgy Outhouse headlines?


This comment has become retroactively more confusing.
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Re: Scott Snyder Fired from Swamp Thing

Postby chap22 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:03 pm

The Bass wrote:
Can you link to where I say that, thanks? Or do I hit the report button again?

fire away, chief!
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Re: The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

Postby nietoperz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:05 pm

chap22 wrote:also, as Snyder and Paquette (and their contributions were equal here) were the first and only creative team to ever make me care about Swampy, i can pretty safely say that short of a sudden shocking announcement that DC has stolen Mark Waid and Alan Davis away from Marvel and put them on this book, i have officially been fired as a reader of this title with issue 18 as well. it was a good run while it lasted though...


Co-signed (apart from that 'first and only' bit, as I love Alan Moore's run very much). I was looking for something to drop so that I could afford to pick up Wolverine (of all things, but you know: Paul Cornell and Alan Davis). Guess I found it...
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Re: The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

Postby chap22 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:09 pm

nietoperz wrote:Co-signed (apart from that 'first and only' bit, as I love Alan Moore's run very much). I was looking for something to drop so that I could afford to pick up Wolverine (of all things, but you know: Paul Cornell and Alan Davis). Guess I found it...

yeah, i hear ya.
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Re: The End is Nigh - Scott Snyder Done With Swamp Thing

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:12 pm

Well, damn, I was really enjoying what he was doing with Swamp Thing. I'm willing to give the next creative team a chance though.
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