With rumors circulating across the internet, Scott Snyder has confirmed his departure from Batman in April’s issue #51. The writer announced that the issue will be his last comic with artist Greg Capullo for six months.

ComicVine shared the cover along with a quote where Snyder elaborated on the news;

51 is my last issue as well on Batman. For me, 50 is the quiet issue and 51 is really just a letter to the fans from us and a letter to Batman. It’s the lightest I’ve ever written. Not lightest as in happy but light as in not as many panels per page. It’s really really open. It’s a chance for Greg to draw the close before we take our break. 50 we wanted to be the opposite. We wanted it to be the most explosive, jam-packed sort of blockbuster crazed issue we’ve ever done. I hope it delivers in that regard.

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s first issue of Batman shipped in 2011 during DC’s New 52 initiative. CBR even pointed that out that Geoff Johns on Justice League is the sole remaining creator on an initial New 52 title from the original wave of comics.

With the upcoming Rebirth from DC Comics, the publisher seems to be getting ready to shake-up some of their titles in the line. Yesterday The Flash writer Van Jensen announced a departure from the title in April’s #51 as well. Today’s Batman #49 contains a seminal moment in Snyder Capullo’s run involving the identity of the titular hero.