If you’re not reading Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s current run on Batman, just stop what you’re doing and go buy the issues. I don’t care if you’re on the toilet right now. Just go. You’ll be fine.
But seriously, what Snyder once did for Detective Comics, he’s doing it again with Batman, as he adds more history to a legacy that already has a well-built legacy over its 70+ year existence. Yesterday though, DC announced new back-up stories to the Batman book that will start with April’s 8th issue and explore the secret history of the Court of Owls. To further add to the excitement, it will be Rafael Albuquerque penciling the back-ups, who you already know collaborates with Snyder on Vertigo’s American Vampire.
These images from issue #8 are already making us wish time machines existed (Albuquerque on the left, Capullo on the right) :
There’s also word that this arc will become a much bigger event contained within the Batman books. I can definitely dig that.
With the back-up additions though, that obviously means a page increase, which means starting in April, you’ll be paying $3.99 for your Batman fix. In my book, that’s a small price to pay to get more Snyder goodness.