The Court of Owls

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Dc Comics, 2012 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 176 pages
17 Reviews
#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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Pretty good writing and art. - Goodreads
A few gripes about writing and art. - Goodreads
The artwork is top notch. - Goodreads
The storytelling ranks with the best of them. - Goodreads
Obviously hyperbolic, but seriously good writing. - Goodreads
First, I'd like to talk about Greg Capullo's artwork. - Goodreads

Review: Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (Batman Vol. II #1-7)

User Review  - Donovan Douglas - Goodreads

This is a fairly dark book, which starts off REAL dark, literally and thematically, and I love how Gotham is depicted. The illustrations are downright stunning in some scenes, with almost ... Read full review

Review: Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (Batman Vol. II #1-7)

User Review  - Ekairidium - Goodreads

I was happy about DC's decision to release The New 52 line-up particularly on how they were going to re-define Batman (and his other titles like Detective Comics, The Dark Knight and Batman and Robin ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

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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