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The Greatest Scott Snyder Stories Ever Told! – Voting

Here’s the latest of the daily voting threads for The Greatest ____ Stories Ever Told!

Our next creator up for voting is Scott Snyder.

Besides writing the extremely popular Batman ongoing series for DC Comics, Scott Snyder has worked on a variety of comics, from American Vampire to Detective Comics to Swamp Thing to Talon to Gates of Gotham to Iron Man: Noir to his creator-owned series, Severed.

You have until 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 7th to vote for your top ten favorite comic book stories written or co-written by Scott Snyder! Your choices will be revealed on April 8th.

You vote by sending your top ten choices to bcronin@comicbookresources.com (make the subject heading clear that it is about The Greatest Scott Snyder Stories Ever Told Voting) by that time (you send your votes by e-mail, not in the comments to this piece). If you legitimately don’t think you can think of ten stories, I’ll still allow the ballot if you can think of at least six stories. Wikipedia has a very nice demarcation of the various story arcs in Snyder’s works so far.

Be sure to first click here to read about the rules and guidelines for the voting (so you don’t vote for stuff that is ineligible, like you can’t vote for “Scott Snyder’s Batman,” you have to pick a specific story or story arc).

I’d prefer you not share your votes in the comments section – please let’s keep it a surprise until the results go up. You can share your votes then if you’d like! In addition, as a general rule for all of these polls, don’t be a jerk about the creator in question in the comments. If you don’t like the creator, fair enough, don’t vote. No snarky comments about the creator. I’ll be deleting comments like that.

Have fun voting and be sure to check back April 8th to see the results!


Shaun Martineau

April 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm

What is the title of Snyder’s final Detective Comics arc? There was Black Mirror, Hunger City, and ?
(Each of the issues for the final three have individual titles)

If this had been called “Top 10 Batman Stories From the Last Two Years Not Written By Grant Morrison” you’d end up with the exact same list.

Ha! Hey, American Vampire is a great book! I’m interested in which American Vampire issues will get in there (plus Swamp Thing, of course).

He is a very good writer and I enjoy all his stuff very much, BUT I was disappointed by the endings of Court Of Owls and Death Of The Family. His Detective Comics run is still his most complete story, in my eyes.
American Vampire and Swamp Thing were also great. Shame he left Swamp Thing so soon. I hoped for a longer run on that book.

Oh, nothing against American Vampire, don’t get me wrong, but he’s basically “the Batman guy” in most people’s minds. And I expect Rotworld to have alienated too many former/would-be readers for Swamp Thing to show up.

I thought Snyder’s Swamp Thing stuff was decent enough, but I did have a big complaint against it and I’m curious if anyone else had this problem…

I simply had no idea what parts of Swamp Thing’s pre-New 52 continuity were still canon and what parts weren’t, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t figure out how to reconcile the current series with parts of the past continuity. Clearly the new series wasn’t a total reboot, and just as clearly it didn’t follow from everything. But what parts DID it follow from? I had absolutely no idea, and this really kept me from enjoying it.

Did anyone manage to figure this out?

No one has been able to make heads or tails of the New 52 period.

No offense but this seems like a real waste of a Greatest spot that could have gone to a creator who has been around longer than five minutes. There’s no sport in this one so I won’t be voting. He hasn’t had enough stories to pick a top ten from so it will just basically be five or six overrated Batman stories from the last couple years and the rest American Vampire. Judging by your pimping of that title I’m guessing that’s the ultimate purpose of doing this list. Why not just do a separate article telling everyone why you like AV and think they should read it? There are so many artists, writers, characters that would have made for a more fun list.

joe the poor speller

April 3, 2013 at 4:05 am

I think snyder’s a good writer. his only ‘con’ is, as john pointed out, his little stage time. I do understand the need to alternate between the ‘dinosaurs’ (wein, wolfman, byrne – will he be featured on this GSET??? – pad, thomas) and the younger blood (fraction, brubaker, johns, snyder, rucka, lemire), though.

I’m way behind on my reading (almost reached Batman RIP)…I will have to abstain on this as I haven’t yet read enough stories to make 6
Sorry, Scott

I’m a fan of Snyder’s Batman stuff, but frankly I can’t think of enough stories to fill a top 10 list. I think his best material is yet to come.

batman court of owls

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