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Kelly and I welcomed Scott Snyder to “3 Chicks Review Comics” this weekend for our Best of 2012 show. We talked to Snyder, who I named writer of the year, about the incredible success he had in 2012 with Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing and what we can expect to see from him next year.
There were some tidbits on what the next Batman arc will be as well as a some discussion about his unnamed Superman book including his thoughts on Lois Lane.
See? Scott Snyder gets it. This is why he remains one of my very favorite DC writers. That’s not to say I necessarily adore everything he writes, but I think he has a very clear understanding of these characters and their relationships and what makes them powerful. He’s one of the few writers I know who truly seems to sit down and think “What’s uniquely special about this character, and how can I make the story revolve around that?” before he starts writing, as opposed to so many writers who seem to change their characters to fit the plot. As someone who’s always looking for character-driven writing above all, I really appreciate that.
I wish the current writers of Action Comics and Superman understood Lois half as well as Snyder seems to. She is supposed to be a heroic figure in her own right, not just someone there to provide romantic drama for Clark. That is why she’s Clark’s inspiration. Because she’s a hero just as much as he is, without needing a costume or superpowers. But that seems to really have been lost in the New 52.
If you don’t mind being spoiled (or have already read the issue), click the ‘Read More’ for some thoughts!
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