Scott Snyder Talks Endgame


So in case you haven’t read Batman #40 (or at least aware of the events that transpired in it), which is the end of Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo’s “Endgame” storyline, you may want to either read up on it or skip this article entirely because it’s all about some major changes that have gone down in the Batman universe. So read ahead only of you already know or don’t care about spoilers.

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In Batman #40, both Batman & the Joker died fighting inside a cave that the Joker detonated, therefore causing a cave-in. Now, death is hardly permanent in comics, especially for two comic book icons like Batman & Joker. But Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo confirmed to IGN that for the time being, yes both Batman and the Joker are definitely dead.

Scott Snyder also talked with about what Endgame means to him:

"“Endgame” really comes back to what Batman means for me. As much as people talk about Batman instilling fear into the hearts of criminals, he was always a figure of inspiration to me. Our iteration of Joker, on the other hand, is one that speaks to my worst fears. He is a figure who says that life is ultimately meaningless. When I’m depressed or anxious, the world feels crushingly hopeless and indifferent. When things are at their worst, the world feels cruel. Joker says that’s exactly how it is, and he’s the person who laughs at you for believing the world has meaning or that you can achieve anything. All mortality is, is that you open your eyes and then something terrible will one day close them."

Endgame was supposed to originally be the final run for both Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo on Batman, but they are staying on past issue #40, be sure to read the full interview to find out why and more about all the things going on in Endgame as well as what’s happening in the future of Batman.

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