Scott Snyder (born 1976) is a comic book author, best known for his Vertigo Comics indie series American Vampire and his run on Batman. Snyder cut his teeth with his short story Voodoo Heart before doing his first comic work with Marvel in Iron Man: Noir. He eventually joined Vertigo and in collaboration with Stephen King wrote the Eisner Award-winning American Vampire. He went on to write 11 issues of Detective Comics to critical acclaim.
He wrote the Batman main title for the duration of the New 52 relaunch, including the critically acclaimed arcs Night of the Owls, Death of the Family, Batman: Zero Year, and Batman: Endgame. He also wrote the first 18 issues of the New 52 Swamp Thing, which was similarly acclaimed.
He has no family ties to director Zack Snyder.
- American Vampire
- Batman Gates of Gotham
- Batman: The Black Mirror
- Batman since the DC New 52 relaunch:
- Iron Man: Noir
- Justice League
- Superman Unchained
- Swamp Thing
- The Wake
- Voodoo Heart
Tropes associated with Scott Snyder's work:
- A Day in the Spotlight: James Gordon, Jr., Jim's psychotic son.
- Animal Motifs: Killer Whales and Vultures in Detective Comics.
- Darker and Edgier / Lighter and Softer: Oddly enough, his run on Batman features both.
- Determinator: Dick Grayson in "The Black Mirror" certainly qualifies. When The Dealer sends his plane to an altitude that the flying Batmobile can't reach, Dick Grayson flies in a special suit up to the plane.
- Good Is Not Dumb / Good Is Not Soft: Both Dick Grayson and Bruce Wayne are portrayed this way as Batman during Snyder's runs.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Boy howdy, are they!
- Promoted Fanboy: Huge fan of Batman and Superman.
- Signature Style: Bird and architecture motifs. Fangs as well.
- Slasher Smile: His Detective Comics run has plenty of them: from the orcas to the cover of Detective Comics #880.
- The Joker. Of course.
- Steam Punk: the villain of the Gates of Gotham miniseries runs around in Steam Punk Power Armor.
- Team Dad: To the current writers of the Bat-Family. James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett at least began as his students in Sarah Lawrence and he gave them their first jobs in comics co-writing with him the Batman Annuals #1 and #2 respectively.