Storyteller: Scott Snyder

Ultimately, with every film I create, I would like to tell compelling story. The best way to tell great story is to submerge myself in great story. So, over the next few days I will be writing a series of posts that share my favorite story tellers.

Scott Snyder

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Why I Like Scott


I’ve always been interested in comics, though not enough to read them. I remember going and seeing Tim Burton’s Batman, X-Men, or even Mystery Men (not ‘real superheroes' but it’s a fun movie!) and thinking to myself "I’m a huge superhero fan!" In early 2012 I was talking to a friend of mine (thanks Kevin!) about how I’d like to take my ‘superhero fandom’ even further and really get into a few comics. Without hesitation he told me to check out Batman written Scott Snyder. Instantly, I fell in love with his story telling abilities. For the longest time I never thought Batman was a ‘superhero;’ he was just a guy who had a ton of money! But, through Scott’s storytelling I have come to the conclusion that Batman is the truest ‘superhero.' He’s a normal man, doing super things, and can legitimately get hurt. Thanks Scott, you’ve made a Batman fan out of me for life!

What to Read

Batman (2011-)

Batman #13

Batman #13

The current storyline going on in Batman is ‘Death of a Family’ (starting in Batman #13) where the Joker is back, and is crazier than ever! He has a lot of tricks up his sleeve, and ultimately he wants to kill the Batman and his Family! I haven't been this excited about a storyline since LOST was on TV! So far, this story has had a little bit of everything! A creepy villain, a hero who has personal vendetta against the villain, and a few twists that really keep the story moving forward. I can’t wait to see how it ends! 

Batman is the only title of Scott’s that I have actually read, but I hear fantastic things about his other titles ‘American Vampire’ and ‘Swamp Thing.’ Both are comics, neither are traditional heroes. 

What I’m Excited about

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Superman (2013)

Sometime this year, Scott Snyder and Jim Lee (artist) are going to be teaming up for a new Superman title. I don’t know what these guys are going to be doing with Clark, but I know they are going to do some cool things with him - I can’t wait till Supes gets to visit Gotham!

Enjoy! Nick 

My other favorite Storytellers:

JJ Abrams | Ted Dekker