The Court of Owls

Snyder, Scott

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Court of Owls
Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, Snyder begins a new era of The Dark Knight alongside artist Capullo when a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City and Batman to the core.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012.
ISBN: 9781401235413
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Capullo, Greg
Glapion, Jonathan


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Jan 02, 2015
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't think there was a single thing about this New 52 relaunch that I didn't absolutely love. Best comics compilation from any publisher that I read in 2014.

Oct 30, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

That was something else. Holy insanity and awesome, Batman. This is a fantastic volume in every single way. You have Batman fighting a nemesis like he has met before - which is a tagline to basically every Batman comic ever - but this group is really like nothing else. The Court of Owls has been hiding in plain sight since the founding of Gotham and its nest and eggs are found in the most unlikely and safe seeming places. The story is gripping, the art is absolutely stunning and horrific and the orientation of the book and panels are even a work in of themselves at Batman gets deeper and deeper into this mystery.

If you've been holding off on New 52 for some reason, I really urge you to reconsider.

Aug 23, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Gotham city legends, the Court of Owls seeks to destroy Batman and all he holds dear, including his vision for a better Gotham. The first volume of the new 52 reflects on the past while striding for a bold new future. For those not up-to-date on, and those new to Batman, the author kindly includes a panel explaining the current who's who in the Bat family. Batman is suave, and self-assured, but his encounter with the Talon of the Court nearly breaks him. As he approaches death, his mind warps so much that the layout flips and images become delusional, yet metaphorical. Mystery surrounds the identity and purpose of the Court, only one thing is for sure, they are absolutely set against change. This is a grittier, finely detailed, and more vicious style for Batman, suitable for its psychological aspects, and dive into the unknown past. Reds stain the darker colours crimson. Never has there been as much hope for this corrupted city as now. Batman finally strives forward, and many in Gotham want this brighter future too. Only thing is, it is gripped tight in the talons of the past.

Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very Good Book! Love It! Very Gory though.

Jul 14, 2014
  • Library_Dragon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of the better Batman comics I've read in some time. Looking forward to more!

Mar 01, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A new look at the Dark Knight by Scott Snyder and long-time Spawn artist, Greg Capullo. This has turned out to be a runaway hit for DC Comics and this first volume introduces an evil organization called The Court of Owls to Batman's already vast Rogues Gallery. Excellent writing and art, highly recommended.

Jan 09, 2014
  • TAYALLEN19 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The New 52 is going hard and this comic is one of the best in the last 2 years from DC, let alone Batman.

One of the best comic books I have ever read you get the feeling that this is the more arrogant batman and that he won't believe in nursery rhymes and the supporting characters added depth to the story

Jul 31, 2013
  • kmcinto rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this comic. Artwork was good & the humor is there from the characters. the court of owls is really creepy and the assassin is good as well. Give it a try ad you won't regret it.

Creepy villains and equally creepy writing are the highlights of the book's early pages. You quickly get the sense that things are serious and this creative team means business. The series's overarching premise -- a shadowy conspiracy has long been at work behind the scenes in Gotham -- is intriguing, but the efforts to retrofit the concept to Batman's known history seem labored. At this point, there are precious few rocks left to be overturned in Bruce Wayne's past. Also, the monomaniacal emphasis in recent Bat-books on Gotham City's fate, future and nature come across as confining, even claustrophobic, for a heroic character who has always been capable of more.

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Jul 16, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: You have no idea. Blood, gore, death. Some sickening.


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