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Batman, Volume 1 by Scott Snyder
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May 29, 2012

really liked it

Kudos to Scott Snyder and his addition to the Batman mythos! Batman kicks into the new 52 era as he should - shutting down an Arkham riot. Making the party rounds to kick off plans to renovate Gotham, Bruce, Dick, Tim, and Damian get a chance to exposition on the importance of Gotham; the discovery of a murder victim opens up the history of the city to new scrutiny. The appearance of a brutal assassin called Talon - targeting Bruce Wayne - brings an old nursery rhyme about the Court of Owls to light. As Bruce searches for answers behind this "fairy tale," he gets drawn closer into the sordid past of his beloved Gotham. Forced to admit that the Court is real, a tortured Batman is driven nearly mad inside a secret labyrinth; finally breaking loose, Bruce must deal with the deep scars of their reach and prepare for war - against an army of Talons. A great launch for DC that adds mystery, intrigue, and suspense into the Batman epic.

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