As the release of the landmark issue #1000 for Detective Comics draws closer each day, we learn and see a bit more of what will be packed into the 96-page giant. Earlier this week Nerdist debuted some exclusive pages and spoke with creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo to discuss their story for Detective Comics #1000. The opening story of the oversized issue will focus on the “World’s Greatest Detective” element more than any story Snyder and Capullo have done before. Capullo spoke about how he’s been typecast with creepy content and what’s in store for this story…
“I got typecast with creepy stuff early on, after X-Force, and here I am! But a lot of the Batman stuff that I’ve done with Scott has been in the light, so this was a true dark detective story, where he’s going around with a flashlight in a cave. We’ve done some dark stuff before but this really felt like the traditional Batman that we all know. All these magical moments felt like they were from the Batman you grew up with as a kid, and then you get to go into the room and discover all these amazing characters, and also anytime there’s Detective Chimp, I’m excited!”
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are certainly no strangers to Batman, known for their critically acclaimed and fan favorite run on the character throughout the New 52 Era at DC. The pair have also worked on Batman a handful of times since the New 52, with projects like the massive event Dark Nights: Metal and an upcoming Batbook for DC’s Black Label imprint titled The Last Knight on Earth. All that considered Snyder has penned his fair share of page 1’s for a Batman comic and he spoke a bit about that experience…
“We’ve been doing so much with Batman for so long, and we still are with all the big cosmic stuff and all kinds of horror, that I wanted to do something that showed, no matter how many stories you do with this character, no matter how many cases you solve with him he’s always ripe to be reinvented. There’s always a sense of excitement and a kind of youth and a sense of beginning to him. No matter how long you’ve worked on him, there’s always a thrill to open up a blank page and say ‘we’re writing a Batman story.'”
You may have noticed Greg Capullo mention Detective Chimp in his quote and that’s because the pair is also introducing a brand new team to the DC Universe known as the Detectives Guild. The team consists of Batman, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Detective Chimp, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, what looks like the Vic Sage incarnation of The Question, original Detective Comics protagonist Slam Bradley, and Traci Thirteen. The team will come together in the opening story of Detective Comics #1000 and though plot details are scarce it is reported the tale highlights Bruce Wayne’s journey to becoming the World’s Greatest Detective.
What do you think about the Detectives Guild? Are you excited for another Batman story from Snyder and Capullo? What about the rest of the anniversary issue? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter and Instagram! Detective Comics #1000 hits stores March 27th, 2019.
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000
(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Brian Michael Bendis, Paul Dini, Warren Ellis, Geoff Johns, Tom King, Dennis O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Kevin Smith, Scott Snyder, Others (A) Doug Mahnke, Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Tony S. Daniel, Steve Epting, Kelley Jones, Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Dustin Nguyen (CA) Scott Williams (A/CA) Jim Lee
After 80 years, it’s here-the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! In Shops: Mar 27, 2019 Final Orders Due: Feb 18, 2019 SRP: $9.99
Check out the full interview with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo here: Nerdist