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Batman #01: The Court of Owls

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ISBN13: 9781401235413
ISBN10: 1401235417
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

The reader will experience the story from Batman’s viewpoint on pages 108-117.

Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52! 

 

After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?

Collects issues #1-7 of Batman.

 

Review:

"With this volume, anticipation for DC's The New 52 reboot of their superhero universe, should be firmly replaced with a deep and abiding appreciation for what Snyder, Capullo, and Glapion have done with Gotham's caped crusader. The initial story arc centers on the mysterious Court of Owls, a group of individuals who legend says control Gotham from the shadowy recesses of the city while using a deadly assassin named Talon to do their bidding. Batman must figure out whether the Court of Owls actually exists — something he claims to have fully investigated and discounted as a boy — and what connection the group might have to the history of the Wayne family, especially after a grisly murder brings with it a warning that 'Bruce Wayne will die tomorrow.' The re-launch comes complete with villains old and new, and a cast of current and former Robins who aren't afraid to stand up to the Bat. This is a clever and sophisticated Batman — with a dark, edgy, and thought-provoking narrative ably abetted by Capullo's pulpish, detailed art. Readers will find it hard to put down." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Scott Snyder is the bestselling and award-winning writer of Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing as well as the short story collection Voodoo Heart.  He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett.  He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The reader will experience the story from Batman’s viewpoint on pages 108-117.

Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52! 

 

After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?

Collects issues #1-7 of Batman.

 

About the Author

Scott Snyder is one of comics' best young writers. His current works include Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his children.

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Nick Mitchell, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Nick Mitchell)
Scott Snyder's take on Batman is quite possibly the best Batman comic in the last 10-12 years. He expands the character, gives us a new take on old villains and even introduces us to a new group of villains. His dialogue is smart and intriguing and every issue ends leaving you eagerly anticipating the next. Greg Capullo's artistic style is fantastic and suits the character perfectly, and it somehow seems to keep getting better. I'm sure anyone who picks up this book will thoroughly enjoy it.
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Great story and artwork. A definitely must have for any Batman fan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401235413
Author:
Snyder, Scott
Publisher:
DC Comics
Author:
Scott Snyder
Author:
Capullo, Greg
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5.5 x 6.99 x 0.54 in 1.18 lb

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Product details 176 pages DC Comics - English 9781401235413 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With this volume, anticipation for DC's The New 52 reboot of their superhero universe, should be firmly replaced with a deep and abiding appreciation for what Snyder, Capullo, and Glapion have done with Gotham's caped crusader. The initial story arc centers on the mysterious Court of Owls, a group of individuals who legend says control Gotham from the shadowy recesses of the city while using a deadly assassin named Talon to do their bidding. Batman must figure out whether the Court of Owls actually exists — something he claims to have fully investigated and discounted as a boy — and what connection the group might have to the history of the Wayne family, especially after a grisly murder brings with it a warning that 'Bruce Wayne will die tomorrow.' The re-launch comes complete with villains old and new, and a cast of current and former Robins who aren't afraid to stand up to the Bat. This is a clever and sophisticated Batman — with a dark, edgy, and thought-provoking narrative ably abetted by Capullo's pulpish, detailed art. Readers will find it hard to put down." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Scott Snyder is the bestselling and award-winning writer of Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing as well as the short story collection Voodoo Heart.  He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett.  He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.
"Synopsis" by , #1 New York Times Bestseller

The reader will experience the story from Batman’s viewpoint on pages 108-117.

Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52! 

 

After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?

Collects issues #1-7 of Batman.

 

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