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Snyder and Jock Take Over Detective Comics

Losers and American Vampires pave the way for the caped crusader...

 What horrors besmirch the black mirror?
 What horrors besmirch the black mirror?

Straight from the Source comes the news that, come this November, Scott Snyder and Jock will be the new creative team on DETECTIVE COMICS (which will now also boast co-feature starring Commissioner Gordon.) Snyder’s best known for his Vertigo title AMERICAN VAMPIRE and Jock, while most famous for his movie-adapted run on THE LOSERS, is actually returning to title after a seven-month absence following the end of his Batwoman-centric stint on the title with Greg Rucka.  

Outside of what you can infer from the teaser image to the right, the details about the plot of their storyline, “The Black Mirror” have yet to be divulged. Jock’s crowing about the hook Snyder came up with for the title, saying it took him “completely by surprise” and that he “couldn’t believe it hadn’t been before.”  Seeing as how DETECTIVE’s creeping on the 900 issue mark, I’m sure it’s a mighty tall order to come up with a scenario that Bats hasn’t already tackled before. Hell, there was even a story about the Dynamic Duo becoming cave men on the Moon and battling rock monsters that ran in the 50s. Even back then, you could see that Bat-writers were going far outside the box to get something new to throw at the caped crusader.

Anyway, are there any AMERICAN VAMPIRE fans in the Comic Vine community? Are you intrigued to see what see Snyder brings to this other bat-themed creature of the night? What about Jock? The guy’s got the rad-est pen name, but were you feeling his run with Rucka?

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Posted By cincyducksfan35

This is great Im a fan of Jock, didnt he do the cover to Batman Annual 25? Im not sure but that was always one of my favorite covers.

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Posted By the_fallen11

This looks cool

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Posted By Comiclove5

I like Jock's art, I might pick this up.

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Posted By TheMess1428

Can't wait for Detective Comics #900!

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Posted By Silkcuts

American Vampire is great, I have faith in Snyder!  Jock is one of my fave artist!

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Posted By ateygheyev

didn't care much for jock's last work he did on detective and i didn't read the losers.  but i have hopes for this new run.

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Posted By Emperor Gonzo Noir

I'm enthused

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Posted By GraphicCasualFreak

Sounds cool, can't wait.

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Posted By Decept-O

All I can say at this point and time is I am totally digging that "simple" yet incredibly awesome Batman art posted.  Wow, love it!
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Posted By batmanboy11

I have't read any of Snyder's work but I really like Jock's art. This should be awesome.
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Posted By the_orange_crush

LOVE this news. Love Snyder's work on America Vampire and love Jock's work on Detective Comics.

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Posted By ComicCrazy

Seems interesting.
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Posted By iLLituracy

It's always (color) (noun). Red Hood, Black Mask, Black Casebook, Black Mirror.

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Posted By jefprice

Jock is one of the very few artists that'll I'll buy a book for. 

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Posted By JonesDeini

They smashed the first issue, and I'm so glad that these two are over the book until at least March. I'm loving what these guys are doing. Hope they stay on for a good while. This titles dropping to 2.99 next year and I'm most definitely going to be dropping Daniel's batman now. 

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Posted By GamiSB

I am loving this book. Some of the best work I've read that wasn't written by Morrison. I'm actually looking forward to the Gordan dedicated book along with the mini coming out in May.