SDCC 2012: Scott Snyder’s Convention Photos are Way Creepier than Yours

To close out the evening, here’s some nightmare-fodder from Batman, Swamp Thing and American Vampire writer Scott Snyder. Scott’s unique vantage point at today’s SDCC Batman panel—and some surprise SWAG—made this following photo a chilling and irresistible possibility.

He calls it the “highlight of [his] career.” We call it: “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! OH GOD!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!”

The Court of the Owls is dead. Long live the Court of the Owls.


  1. Very cool pic!

  2. Called it!

  3. Really?! Only ONE person did the creepy head turn?

  4. Unbelievable picture. Would be amazing to be there. Snyder has truly added to the mythos and created a real ‘moment’ feeling with Court of Owls. Just think how good the buzz will be when they return somewhere down the line?

  5. Always has to be that one jackass to thrust his arms in the air and obstruct others, doesn’t there?

  6. Now, NOW is when I wish I could have been there.

  7. …Ew.

  8. What an amazing pic. So much fun is being had right now… And here I am in Brazil… At least I got you guys!

  9. Love how the light reflects into some people’s eye and makes them glow… Creepy! 😀

  10. The panel was awesome! Even got to meet Connor and Ron on the con floor. Missing the party though. Oh well, there’s always next year!

  11. That’s so horrifying and it makes me think Snyder has started a cult.

  12. if their heads all turned in unison….ahhhh! seriously that is one of the creepiest flash mob-esqe things ever.

  13. I’m so bummed I missed this panel. Got in to the one right after it. Would kill for one of those masks.

  14. Daaaamn did they give those masks out??! I really need one for my Dragon*Con costume…

  15. What’s even better… The Talon’s in there too…look closer…

  16. Did any crazy Batmen start punching these fine people?

  17. Does anyone know who (in a general sense) coordinated that? As in, was it a surprise to Snyder? That WOULD be a career highlight.

    • Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      According to his Twitter feed, he knew there was a mask giveaway at least in the hours leading up to the panel. He teased it as an incentive for people to attend.

  18. I made it just in time to grab a spare seat, super glad I did. Already used the mask to scare a friend! Panel was great as well, all the writers seemed genuinely excited about their books, and Scott Snyder’s energy is infectious. He really is a Rock Star right now, reminds me of Geoff Johns at panels when he was first starting to become recognized.

  19. Love this photo!

  20. this is proof that scott snyder is an evil genius. if he was the mad hatter then a stunt like this could put him well on his way to world domination.

  21. This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen come out of a con. What an iconic look Snyder and Capullo have created..

    Are they gonna give out peeled Joker faces at NYCC? Because I am so there.

  22. They watch you at your conventions, they watch you in your bed, speak not a whispered word of them, or they’ll SEND THE TALON FOR YOUR HEAD

  23. WHOA! Anyone catch the Talon in there?

  24. Looks like a room full of grey aliens. I’ll have interesting dreams tonight, if I’m not abducted, in which case I won’t remember them.

  25. The mask are already on ebay nearing 100 a piece.