Batman: The Night of the Owls (Batman Vol. II Crossovers)
This is a kind of odd collection of comic books. It is not a single story line, but the tales of the allies of Batman as key members of Gotham's society are under attack by assassins, called The Talons, with regenerative abilites. There is a slight binding story between these comic books, but most of the focus in this collection is the fights between the heros and the the assassins. That is fine by me, as the assassins the Bat Family takes on pr...more
Scott Snyder brings back the crossover to the Batman family of books and adds something new to the Bat-mythos. The Court of Owls has risen from the shadows to reclaim Gotham from its new protector. The Court is secret cabal as old as Gotham itself and they brought forth their army of assassins called Talons to impose their will on Gotham’s leadership.
Snyder has taken advantage of new 52 relaunch of DC Comics titles. Despite the...more
For example, in Batman, Bats says he's going after Arkham first and then March. The story then skips straight to March's office...more
I was pleasantly surprised by how well all the stories in this volume tied together. I suppose I shouldn't have been considering the amount of talent DC put behind this event. Scott Snyder already did a good job of breathing new life into Batman in Court of the Owls. That level of excellence continues here. I would recommend reading Court of the Owls to those who haven't. The back st...more
I'll have more to say on the "Court of Owls" once I'm finished reading it. As for the cross-over...
The problem with cross-overs is that you have a lot of different writers and artists all writing about the same thing, so it tends to be very uneven and sometimes confusing. There were good parts and bad parts, and sometimes it feels like the authors are trying too...more
The story surrounding the Court of Owls is turning out to be more interesting than I originally thought. I wasn't in love with the first volume, but I enjoyed this one quite a bit more.
The fact that it was a giant crossover comic? Meh. Some of the titles were good, and some were...less than good. For example, I got nothin' out of the beginning stuff with Jonah Hex. I don't know who any of the characters were, and the addition of the issue didn't to help me understand any part of the Cou...more
I hope that Snyder and the rest of the Batman editors would not mess up the new ongoing. With the introduction of an undead/reanimated assassin from the group called Court of Owls, Batman's rogue gallery is indeed memorable. I like the new vil...more
This storyline is something that I could see happening in the Batfam comics pre-New 52. I know Scott Snyder has said it's the second in a trilogy going deeper into Gotham's history; a sort of sequel to Gates of Gotham. Which probably explains why it's got a pre-52 feel; be...more
Be prepared for a bunch of different fantastic artists and...more
Most, if not all, of the Gotham related series have an issue here, plus two from the core Batman book and Nightwing (the two books most tied to the event). Every other book is essentially side story, adding nothing really new or interesting to the overall event. There's no attempt to give a hand to readers who haven't been reading every sing...more
Luckily, there was a brief summary at the beginning that did a decent job of summing up the first book. Once past t...more
Is there another volume of this? They mention Red Robin and show him in the 'credits' but there wasn't any sign of him during the action.
My one gripe is that if I'd bought these vols first off, rather than reading through the library in the order I did, a...more
there are a lot of great retellings b...more
Also, das Buch sammelt die komplette Night of the Owls Crossover Story, wie sie in Batman: The Court of Owls gestartet ist. Das ist deswegen auch kein Standalone Buch, da mindestens das vorangegangene Buch gelesen werden muss, damit der Inhalt verstanden werden kann.
Das Problem an der Sache ist, diese Geschichten sind auch in den einzelnen Trades gesammelt. Beispiel:
Batman Night of the Owls