Scott Snyder’s “American Vampire” has been on hiatus for the past couple of months, but Vertigo has some special plans for the book this summer. HeroComplex reports that Vertigo is planning to release “American Vampire Anthology” this August. The 80-page comic will feature eigth stories from DC all stars, including Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and more. The anthology follows up the release of the “American Vampire: The Long Road to Hell” one-shot issue from Snyder and Albuquerque in June. READ MORE
Back better than ever, Swamp Thing Volume 2: Family Tree, is an incredibly fantastic read that no horror fan should miss. Each page is a knockout in storytelling, and the artwork is some of the very best in comics today. Although this is the second volume in Scott Snyder’s run, this is still a solid entry point for new readers to jump on board and learn what the fuss is all about. READ MORE
Last year Scott Snyder teamed up with co-writer Scott Tuft and artist Attila Futaki to deliver one of the most haunting horror comics of the past decade. Served is a powerful horror story that we’ve grown to love here at BD.
“Severed” has already achieved classic horror status and for good reason. It throws back to 1916 to explore the journey of a young boy who runs away from home only to encounter a twisted villain, based on real life serial killer, Albert Fish. Scott Snyder was kind enough to offer up issue #1 for your reading pleasure, check it out below. READ MORE
Last week, Scott Snyder wrapped up his epic 18-issue run on Swamp Thing. Prior to Snyder’s venture with Alec Holland, Swamp Thing was hadn’t had a solid storyline for years. Now, Swamp Thing is a key figure in the DCU, and his mythology is richer than ever. Although Snyder is done with the character, the series has thrived since the beginning of the New 52, returning the most loveable monster in the DCU to horror fans.
Scott Snyder chatted with Bloody-disgusting about his feelings on concluding “Swamp Thing”, his new horror series “The Wake” from Vertigo, bringing psychological horror to Superman, and his deep love for horror films. Check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
At times, the horror genre sets up a chain of copycats, but at its best, it has something original to say. From Image Comics, Severed has already become a cult classic that boasts thought-provoking motifs and vivid imagery. Writers Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft, along with artist Attila Futaki, have crafted a horror story that transcends the genre itself and speaks loudly about human nature. READ MORE
University tutor and doctroral candidate Christy Blanch is launching a wicked, and FREE online course, Gender Through Comic Books. The course boasts that it will have a sick lineup of guest speakers such as Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Waid, Scott Snyder, Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis and Gail Simone, plus access to existing interviews with Bendis, Fraction, Jason Aaron, Dan Slott, Jonathan Hickman and more. If that wasn’t enough, you also get access to live interactive interviews with Vaughan, Snyder, Simone, Terry Moore, Steve Wacker, Sana Amanat and Waid. READ MORE
Earlier today, MTV Geek revealed the cover for The Wake, arriving this May from Vertigo. The Wake is a limited series by Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy that follows a crew of sea explorers who discover something otherworldly at the bottom of the ocean. Check out the awesome cover below. READ MORE
It’s usually difficult to buy comic book issues every month. Most likely, I’ll wait till the issues are collected and buy the trade paperback. It’s easier for me to see how the story arc comes full circle. But often, the best comics are the ones I buy in single issues and still get the trade paperback as well. Here is my list of the best trade paperbacks to come out of 2012. READ MORE
So, I’m ashamed to say 2012 was not a terribly adventurous year for me when it comes to comics. For better or worse, I ended up sticking with relatively mainstream comics. That said, there were a number of excellent offerings from both DC and Marvel, and these comics are absolutely capable of competing with more creator-friendly work, as long as they’re in the right hands. At any rate, there was some serious competition this year for the number one spot, but ultimately there can only be one! Curious to find out if what you’ve been reading is the epitome of the medium or crap not worth even a momentary glance? Read on, and see for yourself… READ MORE
Bleeding Cool reports that Charles Soule will write Swamp Thing after Scott Snyder leaves the book this coming April. Nice thing is that Soule is mostly a creator owned type of guy, big congrats to him. READ MORE
Say it ain’t so! The creative team of Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette, responsible for the New 52 recreation of Swamp Thing, are taking leave from the book as of issue #18. Following all the drama surrounding Gail Simone leaving “Batgirl”, due to creative differences with her editor, Snyder announced he would be resigning writing duties on “Swamp Thing”. However, unlike Simone’s situation, Snyder simply seems to have taken too much on his plate with his upcoming Superman book set to begin in the new year. Paquette has yet to announce his next project. READ MORE
DC Comic announced today that on Batman issue #18, readers will be treated to guest art from Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope, with Capullo returning as regular artist at issue #19. But, perhaps more interesting is the inclusion in the solicitation that long-time Marvel artist, Alex Maleev, will be drawing the backup story, as written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. I was actually wondering what Maleev’s next interior work would be just the other day. This is Maleev’s first DC book in over a decade. Check out the “Batman” #18 solicitation below. READ MORE
The big Rotworld event continues today in the pages of Scott Snyder’s Swamp Thing issue #15. Rotworld comes to Gotham, and the demented inmates of Arkham Asylum are on the loose in the midst of this all out war. It will be interesting to see how Snyder places the criminally insane within the Green, the Red and the Rot. Check out the preview below. READ MORE
Rotworld is well underway, and it’s every bit as awesome as we hoped it would be. Snyder is building up the Swamp Thing mythology and taking it to new heights, just as he did with “Batman”. This looks like a crossover to go down in the horror/superhero history books, so don’t miss it!
Preview issue #14 below, which drops today, November 7th, 2012. READ MORE
Scott Snyder and Rafael Alburquerque will be taking a definite break from “American Vampire” after issue #34. They will be getting ahead of the series, which will time jump to the ’60s.
During the hiatus, Snyder will be working on The Wake with artist Sean Murphy. Snyder says, “A horror, sci-fi story with post-apocalyptic elemlents that begins with a terrifying discovery about human evolution, and it takes place at the bottotm the ocean. It explores sea myths, such as sirens and seas serpents, all the things we are in awe of and terrified of the ocean.” This maxi-sized 12 issue miniseres will be coming out next spring. More Vertigo news below, with a teaser for “The Wake”. READ MORE
Half way through the DC Comics New 52 Superman panel, Jim Lee and Scott Snyder were brought in to join the gang of Superman writers and artists on stage. This was quickly followed by the announcement of a new Superman title from Snyder and Lee, set for 2013, the 75th anniversary of the character.
This has been rumored for the past few weeks, but it is now official. Not many details were released about the project, but Snyder said he was really going to test the Man of Steel and explore how Clark Kent is affected by all the crazy stuff in his life. More on the panel after the break. READ MORE
We’ve pretty much been waiting for Rotworld since the New 52 began – part of me feels the #0 issue month was a way for DC to make sure the The Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover landed during Halloween month. This is the first time Snyder and Lemire are partnering for a big event. It will be interesting to see what characters Snyder and Lemire choose to bring back from the “Swamp Thing” mythos, as the covers already show Deadman and Poison Ivy, which is reminiscent of Alan Moore’s famous Annual issues from back in the day. But I won’t waste your time any longer, just thought I’d leave you a reminder so as not to miss out on the event. It all starts tomorrow, October 3rd. READ MORE
Comic Book Resources got an exclusive look at the Die Cut Covers for the upcoming “Death of the Family” event that will be taking over the pages of all the currently running Bat-books. The Joker die cut is creepy as hell, but thinking about it, so are the others. Below you can check out the official cover, as well as two New York Comic Con exclusive die cut covers for “Batman” #13, including Joker wearing Bat Mask. READ MORE
Wonderfully entertaining and amazingly action-packed, American Vampire Vol. 4 is the same gripping roller-coaster ride we’ve all come to expect from Scott Snyder. “American Vampire” offers all the action, suspense, and thrills you could ever hope for in a vampire tale. Snyder forgoes all vampirism cliches, yet he manages to keep the story deeply rooted in American history and traditional vampire lore. With “American Vampire” Vol. 4, Snyder and Albuquerque continue to bring bad boy vampire, Skinner Sweet, through various time periods. Rockabilly era skinner is one of Snyder’s best renditions yet. READ MORE
Thank Bleeding Cool for this one. The site scanned a nice copy of the upcoming “Death of the Family” crossover from DC Comics, which ushers in the much anticipated return of Joker to the New 52. The crossover begins next week and you’ll likely see this checklist in every DC book released, but why not take a look.
Apparently Scott Snyder is henceforth to be referred to as “Scott Synder”. Check it after the jump. READ MORE
Scott Snyder has been working to revitalize the vampire genre for the past few years with American Vampire, and it’s amazing how he’s still able to come up with so many new ideas for the blood-suckers. The book began with Stephen King as a co-writer, and it’s grown into a beast under Snyder’s guidance. This week’s “American Vampire” #31 continues the Skinner and Pearl team-up mystery. READ MORE
One year ago today, DC Comics officially rebooted their entire Universe with the release of “Justice League” #1. The risky move split comic book readers right down the middle. Some fans celebrated the monumental move, while others cringed at the loss of continuity. All the old DC titles ended, in some way or another, and new books started to fill the shelves of local comic shops. Now that we’ve had a year to reflect on the reboot, let’s talk about the ups and downs, the successes and failures, and imagine what the future holds for the no-longer-New 52. READ MORE
The summer is in full bloom and that means loads of incredible books are upon us. This week brings on the first wave of DC’s “annual” issues with Lemire’s “Animal Man” and Scott Snyder’s “Batman”. On top of those, IDW begins the incredibly epic “Star Trek TNG/Dr. Who” crossover, Kirkman continues his road to “The Walking Dead” #100, plus a whole lot more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE