Exclusive Interview: Jason Fabok Talks Batman And His Creative Wishlist


WGTC: To this point, you’ve gotten to work on several other characters through Justice League, but it’s a team-up book. And you’ve already gotten to work with some of the greats like David Finch, Geoff Johns, Tom King and John Layman. In the next few years at DC, are there any characters and writers that are on your bucket list?

JF: Well, one character I really want to do is Swamp Thing. I’ve always loved Swamp Thing. I never read the comics as a kid, but I remember there was these old cruddy B-movies they made back in the day and a cartoon show. I had all the toys. I loved Swamp Thing as a kid!

WGTC: I had those, too.

JF: I’d love to work on Swamp Thing, but that’s kind of like a project I’d do just for the love of it and not really care about the sales. I don’t know if Swamp Thing really sells, but that’s one of those characters I really want to do.

I really want to do Superman. I want to do Wonder Woman. But the thing with those characters is that I want to do them as more self-contained stories. Like, let’s say, me and a writer get together and let’s do a 12-issue or 8-issue thing that’s very self-contained, that we can just tell a story that has a beginning and an end.

WGTC: How about Green Lantern? 

JF: I love Green Lantern, but, to me, I don’t want to do it just because of the character. I want to do it because of the writer as well. I’m kind of sad that I missed out on the whole Geoff Johns era of Green Lantern. I was still coming up at that point. And Geoff will probably never go back and do Green Lantern. Maybe if Scott Snyder wanted to do Green Lantern, I would love to do something like that.

WGTC: I would read that.

JF: I want to work with Tom King again, I want to work with Scott and, hopefully, there’s more in store with me and Geoff in the future. I really enjoyed working with Geoff, and I think we’ll be doing a lot of different projects as the years go by. Jeff Lemire is another guy.

WGTC: Grant Morrison?

JF: Yeah, he would be cool, too. I’ve always really liked his work. It all depends who comes knocking on your door, so we’ll see.

That concludes our interview with Jason Fabok, but do yourself a favor by picking up a copy of Batman #22 to see the master at work.

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