Ever-popular creative duo Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have revealed some of their thoughts and favorite moments in their recent epic: Batman: Last Knight on Earth.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the two delved into the thought process on the Black Label book, and their run on the Caped Crusader’s New 52 era solo series. Writer Scott Snyder talked about how an encounter with fellow Batman legend Grant Morrison planted the initial seed for his own “end of Batman” story, and how ideas from their run eventually took shape in Last Knight.
In describing the creation of the book and some of the theories that helped shape it, the two revealed their favorite scene– the opening chapter of the story, which sees Bruce Wayne trapped in Arkham Asylum. “The most fun bit of that was when Scott had written that he’s feeling along the rubber walls of the padded cell, finds the tear there, and pulls out the dinosaur and the penny,” Artist Greg Capullo explained, “I love that scene so much.” He then went on to explain some of the thoughts that developed from that, “I’m just thinking of a descent into madness; I was picturing myself there and I’d definitely be biting the cushions. It’s lots of fun to draw that stuff.”
Batman: Last Knight on Earth was the final book in Snyder and Capullo’s partnership. It is set approximately 20 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic world, and begins, as Snyder and Capullo explained, in Arkham Asylum, with the Dark Knight himself being told that that he was never Batman and that it was all a delusion.
Legendary Batman creative duo Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo discuss Batman: Last Knight on Earth and reveal Capullo's favorite moment.