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Scott Snyder Really Hates Horses -- Maybe

As the latest "Death of the Family" issue went on sale, the truth about how Scott Snyder feels about horses is revealed.

There's been a lot of praise over the latest issue of BATMAN. And not just from Comic Vine. Death of the Family is continuing like a runaway train. In our five-star review, one of the "bad" things about the issue was the following:

Batman punches a horse. But maybe he did it with such precision and in just the right spot as to not injure it.

Here is the scene in question:

Animal cruelty is not a funny thing. Yet Scott Snyder took this opportunity to display some. As I mentioned in the review, perhaps Batman is just such a skilled fighter, the punch merely stunned the horse instead of injuring it. He did ride upon the horse through Arkham Asylum immediately afterwards.

But that wasn't the only bit of horse cruelty in the issue.

== TEASER ==

Later, while riding the horse, Batman comes up against Mr. Freeze. Freeze...freezes the horse and shatters it, resulting in the horses death.

If THAT wasn't enough, the writer took his hatred of horses even further. As caught by this Tumblr post, Snyder actually went to Amazon.com and wrote a review for this shirt:

What does all this mean? Does Scott Snyder really hate horses or is this just a joke? We tried getting a reply from Scott but have yet to receive a response.

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Posted by Gambit1024

I love this man.

And for the record, f*ck horses.

Posted by DestineSavior

This is hilarious, I mean Scott's hatred of horses, not animal cruelty, but I mean Scott is probably joking. Right? I mean we are talking about the man who wrote created a much darker and cruel Joker that has caused many issues for the Bat Family. Seriously, he comes up with that stuff?(I mean I do like it) However, Scott's amazon comment probably solidifies his "joking" nature. All and all, Scott is amazing at what he does.

Posted by Chaos Burn

lol, so random

Posted by Duo_forbidden

At first, I thought Batman was applying for a spot for an Old Spice commercial when I saw him on the horse lol.

Posted by Crackdown

How about you stop reading so deep into things, and understand Sarcasm

Posted by entropy_aegis

I didn't mind him punching horses in the actual,it was so random and thus hilarious but Snyder's comment,assuming it's Snyder which I sincerely doubt is sooo weird.

Posted by longbowhunter

I'm an animal lover. Have two cats that are like my own kids. That being said I've always hated horses. They terrify me. And living in Kentucky they're literally everywhere.

Posted by spinningwebs

This is too good!

Posted by JLDoom

Edited by The Stegman

Don't forget the time he had Joker shoot a horse in Arkham too.

Posted by SmashBrawler

Obvious viral advertisement for the next Batman event: "Night of the Horses".

Posted by cacarl

Time to call PETA!

Posted by JakeN7

I love horses. Used to ride, own, train, and show horses. I was a little shocked at those scenes in #16, but I loved them and thought they were really cool. That was just a plain awesome usage of Mister Freeze's powers. As for Scott on Amazon, that was either not him or he was being sarcastic. Either way, it was f****n hilarious. Beautiful shirt though, my mom is the one that got me into horses. She used to ride them as well. They're her favorite animal and her favorite color happens to be purple. This would be perfect for her!

@Gambit1024 said:

I love this man.

And for the record, f*ck horses.

I love this man as well.

And for the record, f*ck you. Horses are awesome (LOL, totally teasing by the way.)

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Crackdown said:

How about you stop reading so deep into things, and understand Sarcasm

how ironic

a horse was decapitated and eaten in Demon Knights

Posted by danhimself

@Crackdown said:

How about you stop reading so deep into things, and understand Sarcasm

I'm pretty sure that G-Man didn't intend for this to be serious

Posted by cacarl

I hope he comes to Comic Con NY this year. I'll buy and wear that shirt whatever day he goes.

Posted by Cavemold

IM CALLING PETA

Posted by G-Man

@Crackdown: If that comment was directed at me, that's pretty hilarious.

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Posted by Gambit1024

@JakeN7 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

I love this man.

And for the record, f*ck horses.

I love this man as well.

And for the record, f*ck you. Horses are awesome (LOL, totally teasing by the way.)

You stood up to me. You get an internet cookie.

Posted by ImmortalOne

LOL, the Amazon review was hilarious.

Posted by BoyWander

lol what is this article. Made me chuckle at least.

Posted by WBDV

LOL well it's not really animal cruelty if the horse isn't real,right? I doubt that it' s him on amazon too it is so ridiculous and random, lol batman punches horse all day but batman has to do other things yea right lol THAT WAS ALSO THE BEST ISSUE OUT OF THE DEATH OF THE FAMILY SERIES SO FAR FOR ME!!

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

a horse was decapitated and eaten in Demon Knights

Don't forget the centaurs in Wonder Woman!

Looks like horses are not welcome in the DCnU.

Posted by JakeN7

@Gambit1024 said:

@JakeN7 said:

@Gambit1024 said:

I love this man.

And for the record, f*ck horses.

I love this man as well.

And for the record, f*ck you. Horses are awesome (LOL, totally teasing by the way.)

You stood up to me. You get an internet cookie.

Yay! Thanks!

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Posted by DH69

lol horses arent people, go snyder! XD

Posted by ThanosIsMad

Animal cruelty is a funny thing when it's fictitious animal cruelty, doubly so for cartoony, drawn animal cruelty in a superhero comic book.

I'm sure he hates animals no more than he does people considering all of the ways people have been killed in his stories.

Posted by Stormbox

Back in my days batman liked horses...

Posted by wessaari

of course its a joke, just because of what he did in this issue

Edited by Superguy0009e

Dang it Scott, I thought you were better than this.

As a Horse on this website, I find this completely offensive. You just lost a reader and a fan of DC.

I hope your happy. You just killed Batman for me.

Posted by InnerVenom123

No one remembers the other horse that was set on fire???

Posted by bsavelli

talking about that other horse in this issue would be a spoiler, right?

Posted by fran24ksawtgpb

LOL omg what you go Snyder you go man fuck motherfucking horses

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@SmashBrawler: damn your right, someone needs to compile all these horse deaths, I smell a conspiracy

Posted by x_29

He also does not like cows. So...BatCow is f@#$ed

Posted by bob808

I despise horses.

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Posted by Ijan092

dont forget the horse on fire.

Posted by minigunman123

It's payback for all those "polo" accidents. Duh.

Posted by batsymyplaything

I have a horse. He's name is Scotty. I had a chat with him about batman #16 and tell you the truth, he doesn't mind the cruelty against the horses. Scotty understands Scott Snyder anger and frustration against the horses, as himself has faced others of his kind that are, well, simply A-holes. Simply put, Scotty concludes that somewhere in Mr. Snyder's life, he must have faced a horse that harassed him to pure hatred, which led him to be psychopathic against horses.

I was very enlightened by my horse's or Scotty's perceptive on the sudden acting out by Scott Snyder on horses.

Oh, Scotty thought the image of a horse on fire was simply very moving. Amazing!

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Posted by VeganDiet

Good. Fuck Horses.

Posted by Helsink

Wait... Can anyone confirm that that is indeed Snyder's Amazon account?

Posted by batsymyplaything

@k4tzm4n: Ahhh, my horse was right. Mr. Snyder did suffer a traumatic incident in his past.

Posted by sethysquare

lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Loki2u

Hilarious article.

Another horse hater here. I don't punch them though, I only punch babies.

Posted by dboy4dashing

@JLDoom said:

This^

Posted by MrShway88

How is everyone forgetting the flaming horse. That was the major act of cruelty towards horses.

Posted by gotwillpower

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Crackdown said:

How about you stop reading so deep into things, and understand Sarcasm

how ironic

a horse was decapitated and eaten in Demon Knights

lololololololololololololololololol

This article is pretty flippin' hilarious too.

Posted by The Average Bear

Meanwhile, the horse that was on fire is angry for being forgotten

Posted by TheReaper111

who cares its just a stupid cartoon horse

Posted by hairiel

One of the best comic book related article ever!!

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