Panel Borders: Scott Snyder / Jock – The Black Mirror

Panel Borders: Scott Snyder / Jock – The Black Mirror

In the first of a series of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock about their 2010 / 2011 collaboration on Detective Comics, collected as the graphic novel Batman: The Black Mirror. Although Snyder’s current run on Batman is also winning critical acclaim, his first story showed his great affinity with the Dark Knight right from the start; The Black Mirror, also featured back-up tales illustrated by Francesco Francavella, which combine with the ‘features’ by Jock to tell a memorable tale of Jim Gordon’s estranged son James Junior returning home with murderous intent, while a former Robin, Dick Grayson, is protecting Gotham City as the Caped Crusader .(Recorded at Kapow! comics convention, London 2012)

Extract from Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder and Jock

Extract from Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder and Jock

N.B./ The next episode of Panel Borders will be broadcast / podcast on Sunday 15th July…

Originally broadcast 01/07/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Links: Info about Batman: The Black Mirror at
Jock’s website
Info about Scott’s work at
Review of The Black Mirror at Beaucoup Pop

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Jock as part of a look at Totnes based comic creators

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