Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman has been one of the shining stars of the uber-successful DC reboot known affectionately as The New 52. With their epic “Batman: Year Zero” storyline coming to an end next month, CBR sat down with Scott Snyder to talk to him about the upcoming “Batman: Endgame” which begins this October with Batman #35. From said interview:
The next [arc] is only six issues, so it's not a year-long, it's not "Zero Year" at all, but it's definitely our most muscular, crazy colorful [arc] so far. In that way, this was a chance to take a breather. It does hint at stuff in "Arkham Manor" and it catches you up, basically, on all the things that have happened between "Eternal" to now. So if you need a primer on continuity -- where Catwoman is, what happened to Batgirl, what's going on with Jim Gordon -- all that kind of stuff is going to be in this issue. It will remind you of continuity as it stands right now in the Batman world.
Upon realizing that he had created an entirely new concept, at least in relation to The New 52, Snyder defined “continuity” as “consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer over some period of time.” And by “Snyder defined ‘continuity’ as” I, of course mean, “RU stole from the definition of ‘continuity’ Wikipedia.
And, there was much rejoicing.
Solicitation also from CBR since, for some reason, DC doesn't like us.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
MONSTERS Variant cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo -- "Batman: Endgame" begins here!
RU EXPLAINS HIS JOKE(s): (this is a new feature that I will be adding to all of my articles, when I remember, to help explain the “joke” of the article, if there is one, to our readers since my delivery is “too dry.”) – see, the jokes here are:
1 – “[T]he uber-successful DC reboot” – many fans, especially the very loud and annoying ones that make us all look bad, disagree with this sentiment.
2 – One of the major complaints about the New 52, especially at the beginning, was the lack of continuity between the books that should have shared common facts. By saying that Snyder & Capullo are “creating” the concept of “continuity” I am playing on the idea that as of yet there has been no continuity in the New 52.
3 – “And by “Snyder defined ‘continuity’ as” I, of course mean” – this is one of the many different ways we here at the Outhouse have to “tag” our quotes as made up.