NYCC: Greg Capullo to Take a Break from "Batman" for Project with Mark Millar

It looks like Greg Capullo will step away from his acclaimed, long-term run on DC Comics' "Batman" -- though not for long. At his spotlight panel Friday at New York Comic Con, "Batman" writer Scott Snyder revealed that Capullo will take a "very short" break from the series after issue #51 (likely to be released in April 2016) in order to work on a project with Mark Millar.

"Greg is going to take a little break after issue #51," Snyder said. "It's going to be very short. He and I have known this for a long time. He's going to do a short project with Mark Millar. I'm going to stay on 'Batman.' When you work with someone for a long time, the best thing about comics is the collaborative nature of it."

Snyder also mentioned that he's doing more Batman work with his frequent collaborator Sean G. Murphy (who collaborated with Snyder on a short story in "Detective Comics" #27), though it's not yet clear if Murphy will fill in during Capullo's hiatus. CBR News has reached out to DC Comics for clarification. Snyder and Capullo have been on "Batman" since the series was relaunched with a new #1 at the dawn of The New 52 in Sept. 2011, though other artists have periodically guested on individual issues.

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