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


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ISBN13: 9781401235420
ISBN10: 1401235425
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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.


From the Hardcover edition.

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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E I Talamante, January 15, 2015 (view all comments by E I Talamante)
This is the best retelling/story of Batman that I have read in a long time. Safe to say, probably the best since the old, yellow, hard-bound copy that me and my brothers pored over when we were kids (before all the fancy toys, back when the Dark Knight was simply the Caped Crusader). I can say with an assurity that I will soon be reading the second edition that I have been holding on my To-Read shelf for far too long now. After the Dark Knight movies, I was a little disappointed.

Okay, more than a little. But this... Wow. Just Wow. The plot thickens as Greyson, the original Robin, is shown to have bloodties to the Court, only coming out of the shadows now. Bats gets captured, and the Bat-family go on a city-wide search for him. New toys and new findings leave Brucie wondering if he ever really knew his city - if it was ever really his to begin with.

So for old comrades of Gotham City (and those who recall Detective Comics), this is a great read. For those looking for a place to start, this is a good spot. For fans of the Dark Knight version, well, give it a shot. Bats has been around for a long, long time now. For a reason.

(Only thing that keeps me from giving this a total five star rating, for anyone wondering, is because of the portrayal of Bruce. He must have an excellent plastic surgeon, because he isn't showing his age one bit. I would put the portrayed age at somewhere in his early twenties here. Not exactly fair to him, but hey. Pretty boy.)
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Snyder, Scott
DC Comics
Capullo, Greg
Scott Snyder
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
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