Since the launch of the New 52 for DC Comics, no team has stayed longer than the duo of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo on the main Batman series. In fact, their work has been so iconic, that fans have been dreading the day they leave. Well, during an interview with Comic Vine, Scott Snyder revealed that him and Capullo are indeed leaving with issue #51 being their final.
“Greg [Capullo] and I have had a blast together on this run. It’s our second to last issue together. 51 is my last issue as well on Batman. For me, 50 is the quiet issue and 51 is really just a letter to the fans from us and a letter to Batman. It’s the lightest I’ve ever written. Not lightest as in happy but light as in not as many panels per page. It’s really really open. It’s a chance for Greg to draw the close before we take our break. 50 we wanted to be the opposite. We wanted it to be the most explosive, jam-packed sort of blockbuster crazed issue we’ve ever done. I hope it delivers in that regard.”
Batman #51 is set for release in April, and though he is departing the main series, it’s quite possible he’ll still be in the Batman universe, as he’s noted he has ideas for stories featuring major Batman villains like Two-Face, Poison Ivy, and more.