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Scott Snyder sizes up his creator-owned empire (and teases a return to superheroes)

In an interview at Baltimore Comic Con, Scott Snyder talks growing Best Jackett Press, launching DSTLRY, and more

Scott Snyder
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With a growing number of titles across five different publishers as part of his creator-owned publishing imprint Best Jackett Press, Scott Snyder is a very busy man. From an impressive line of comic book series initially published digitally through Comixology, including the Eisner Award-winning Barnstormers with co-creator Tula Lotay, to curating his own family of titles with IDW Publishing under the Dark Spaces banner, Snyder is covering a breadth of genres while maintaining his knack for engaging, tightly crafted storytelling. And on top of it all, Snyder is among the founding creators of the new publishing company DSTLRY, reuniting with former Comixology executives Chip Mosher and David Steinberger in a new venture for digital and print comics.

Apart from launching DSTLRY and expanding the Best Jacket Press line, there are have been changes to the comic book landscape in recent years that have affected everyone in the industry, including Snyder. Comixology saw widespread restructuring through its parent company Amazon less than a year after Snyder launched a line of Comixology Originals, starting with 2021’s We Have Demons with co-creator and longtime co-creator Greg Capullo. Meanwhile, ever since leaving DC Comics on amicable terms to focus on creator-owned work upon the completion of the crossover event Dark Nights: Death Metal in January 2021, there have been rumblings if and when Synder would return to licensed comic book work.

With all this going on, Popverse reached out to Snyder to talk about working for a variety of publishers and the types of stories he’s telling through Best Jackett Press, reflects on the changes to Comixology and the decision to help launch DSTLRY, and teases a possible return to the world of licensed superheroes in the near future.

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Sam Stone: Sam Stone is an entertainment journalist based out of the Washington, D.C. area that has been working in the industry since 2016. Starting out as a columnist for the Image Comics preview magazine Image+, Sam also translated the Eisner Award nominated-Beowulf for the publisher. Sam has since written for CBR, Looper, and, with a penchant for Star Trek, Nintendo, and martial arts movies.
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