Scott Beatty is an incredible guy. He’s a writer, professor, father and DC Comics historian on top of everything else. Beatty has written several books in the Batman Family series of events including Nightwing: Year One, Robin: Year One and Batgirl: Year One (all three written with Bane co-creator, Chuck Dixon).
He has also published several, “Ultimate Guides” via DK Publishing that included, Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight, The Superman Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Saving the Day, Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Princess and The DC Comics Encyclopedia, to name a few.
On top of all that Beatty has recently survived a major health crisis following a respiratory bout with COVID-19 that had him at one point coughing up blood. Literally, the man has gone from writing about superheroes to becoming a survivor and in all that did not lose his sense of humor, his determination to continue working and continues to take care of his family post recovery.
We spoke with Beatty about his career, the false negative result of the test that doctors later confirmed was most likely the dreaded “C-word” that people don’t want to mention and the future of the industry as a whole with the new normal when it comes to publishing books.