My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m trying to get into Batman, recent Batman that is. Somehow I thought Court of Owls was older than it is. My only previous experience with this is from Gotham. That storyline is completely different than this is.
There are references I haven’t read (Dick is now Nightwing, and there are two other Robins; the whole Dark Night saga); I’ll need to go back and read those.
Didn’t learn until I was done that this “Unwrapped” version is not how this originally appeared, rather it is the original sketch art prior to inking. I rather like it, but as someone mention in a review somewhere, you miss something every now and then. I think so.
The story is fantastic! The inner-thoughts of Batman and how he pieces together what is going on is really well done. Love how his perseverance is demonstrated with fighting The Talon.
I knew Lincoln was going to be involved somehow. Looks like there is a deeper story here that can be followed in later compilations. To think, Bruce had a brother . . . or not. We shall see.
Good stuff here. I like how the owls are explained (prey upon bats, nests in Gotham’s buildings, date back to colonial times, etc.).
I like storytelling; this is a well-told story. Bravo!
I am shocked to see I have read this before. But reading the review makes me think that version isn’t this version. This didn’t have Lincoln being Bruce’s brother. This is colored as well.
So, I checked this out of the Millville Public Library for the 2022 summer reading challenge. Fabulous story. Yeah, Batman’s inner-thoughts and all that.
The Talon is the enemy . . . kind of. Looks like anyone can become The Talon. We don’t know who the Owls are yet, although I suppose we could speculate.
We have Alan Wayne having created hiding spots in all the buildings going back 150 years for the Owls to . . . ahem . . . nest in. As I got toward the end, I knew there wasn’t enough space to finish the story. Nope. Two more volumes and the library doesn’t have them. 🙁
The story and the art are both very compelling. This lives up to the billing of a must-read. Good stuff!
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