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YMMV / Scott Snyder

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  • Acceptable Targets: Horses.
  • Creator Worship: Despite how new he is to comics, he's already starting to get this due to American Vampire and his highly acclaimed run with Batman so far.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: While his series are always critically acclaimed, those who don't like him usually cite this as the reason why. His stories are sometimes accused of wallowing in evil without offering enough hope to counterbalance it.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Jim and James Gordon in his Detective Comics run.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Geoff Johns Hawkman run had a gag where the Atom travels the phone lines to meet with Carter, noting that his teaching assistant hates when he does that. The assistant's name was Scott Snyder, who was still years away from even starting to write comics. He would also go on to write the Dark Nights: Metal event, which heavily featured Hawkgirl and led to Hawkman's return.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Detective Comics #880, which outside the cover features Jim Gordon's wife, naked in the tub and hopped up on joker gas. And that's just a start!
    • It is issue #2 of Swamp Thing. Meet your new Big Bad.
    • His take on The Joker has been called one of the scariest and most haunting interpretations of the character ever.
    • James. Gordon. Jr. Everything about him was as creepy, unsettling, and ambiguous as possible in his buildup. But then we see just how vicious he truly is. What a way to reintroduce a long-absent character.
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    • The Salesman from Severed. He's set up as evil from the start but what makes him terrifying is that a lot of the violence takes place off-panel with only the aftermath being shown, with you as a reader needing to fill in the blanks.
    • The Gray Trader from American Vampire. Even someone like Skinner Sweet is terrified of this guy.
  • Recycled Script:
    • One criticism of his major Batman stories is that they sometimes come across as rehashes of earlier one, most of them by Grant Morrison, like the Court of Owls being the Black Glove, both having prominent members who claimed to be supposedly dead relatives named Thomas Wayne, the Labyrinth of the Owls being the Labyrinth of Doctor Dedalus, and Endgame being a mishmash of elements (Pyg's virus, the Joker masquerading as a new civilian character known to Bruce, Bruce seemingly dying and becoming amnesiac while someone close to him adopts the Batman mantle) from things like Batman and Robin.
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    • Synder's Batman: Endgame was accused of Self-Plagiarism as it basically covered the same beats as Synder's earlier story Death of the Family, including the Joker being the villain, having several of Batman's allies Jokerizied and used against him, invading the Batcave, and the Joker being a Villain Sue for most of the story.

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