Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) (Paperback)
  • Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) (Paperback)

Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) (Paperback)

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Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder begins a new era of The Dark Knight with artist Greg Capullo and a new beginning for Batman. In this collection of the series’ first six issues, a series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman's closest allies - none other than Dick Grayson.

“Snyder crafts the story so that it’s equally surprising for Bruce to discover his shortcomings as it is for the readers, referencing key, highly identifiable moments of Batman’s history to underline his point… Capullo’s work on the series cannot be understated; his dynamic storytelling and penchant for badassery abounds from every page. Capullo deserves much credit for the success of the story’s seamless integration of the Court of Owls. 9/10” - Joey Esposito, IGN

Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 9781401235420
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 259 x 167 x 6 mm

"A+. The hero's got personality (and is unafraid to release a quip as sharp as a Batarang), a horde of supervillains, gumption to spare and a whole host of high-tech gadgetry to suitably impress longtime fans and those new to the Dark Knight." -USA Today

"This is one of the best comics of the week." -The New York Times

"[Writer Scott Snyder] pulls from the oldest aspects of the Batman myth, combines it with sinister-comic elements from the series' best period, and gives the whole thing terrific forward-spin by setting up an honest-to-gosh mystery for Batman to solve." -Entertainment Weekly

"Scott Snyder, already the company's greatest asset over the last four weeks, spins a stack of plates immediately.... Too often Batman comics focus heavily on the hero persona ... Snyder sets up equal amounts of conflict for both Wayne's public and private personas." -Time Out Chicago

"A stunning debut.... Snyder knows these characters, sets up an intriguing mystery, and delivers some action that Capullo realizes stunningly. This is definitely in the top rank of the revamp. -The Onion/AV Club

"Hits all the right notes. I enjoyed the living hell out of this." -io9

"Bruce Wayne is a badass. The end." -IGN

"There's enough here, kept at a high enough level to make it interesting and viable across media and digestible enough for even the most novice DC Universe reader.... Score one for DC and score one for Snyder and Capullo in finding a new fan."-Comic Book Resources

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“Great writing, great artwork.”

Greg Capullo has quickly become one of my all time favourite Batman artists. When he gets into his stride the imagery is memorable, dramatic and often mind-bending. Scott Snyder is one of the most extreme writers to... More

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“The start of an epic saga.”

Synder and Capullo. The dynamic duo. The whole series is a must read for any fan or newcomer. Simply put, the most human Batman material to have been put to paper.

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