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Batman: The Court of Owls Mask and Book Set (The New 52) (Batman: the New 52) Paperback – October 8, 2013


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  • Series: Batman: the New 52
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Box edition (October 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401242855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401242855
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 4.9 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a clever and sophisticated Batman--with a dark, edgy, and thought-provoking narrative ably abetted by Capullo's pulpish, detailed art. Readers will find it hard to put down."—Publishers Weekly, starred

"A+. The hero's got personality (and is unafraid to release a quip as sharp as a Batarang), a horde of supervillains, gumption to spare and a whole host of high-tech gadgetry to suitably impress longtime fans and those new to the Dark Knight."—USA Today

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SCOTT SNYDER has written comics for both DC and Marvel, including the bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SWAMP THING, and is the author of the story collection Voodoo Heart (The Dial Press). He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett. He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

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Scott Snyder is doing a great job and I really like Greg Capullo's art style.
John Mulderig
I don't want to give away too much, because it really is quite good, so suffice it to say that you will be enthralled from the second you start reading until the end.
Matthew Stulberg
I recommend this book not only to Batman fans or comic fans, I'd recommend this book to anyone.
Taylor

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65 of 76 people found the following review helpful By scot16897 VINE VOICE on June 2, 2012
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Batman: The Court of Owls V. 1 is a fantastic rebooting of Batman, and should appeal to casual as well as hard-core fans.

The story and art are both essential components of comics and graphic novels, and each is discussed in this review.

The story is engaging and very interesting. It starts with a bang, with Batman facing off against several members of his Rogues Gallery, a move which draws in long time readers and for newcomers, firmly establishes Batman as a physical force. After that, the reader is immersed in Bruce Wayne's high society, and just that easily, the dual nature of the main character is established. From there, writer Scott Snyder starts up with his own new plotline, in which he turns the history of Gotham City on its head, creating an all-new threat. The Batman faces a foe who always seems one step ahead, and who is a physical match. The pacing with which Snyder develops his story is fantastic, and readers will be swept along for the ride.

Greg Capullo's artwork is truly beautiful. Capullo captures emotion and action with great ease, and his drawing is truly art. It will sound strange to make this distinction, but while I was absolutely blown away by the Batman scenes, whether action or in conversation, I was somewhat underwhelmed with the out of costume art, specifically the fact that Bruce Wayne looks almost identical to another character in the book, and Wayne's younger wards look so similar as to be drawings of a younger Bruce Wayne. Given the skill with which Capullo draws, I am sure this was intentional, but it was pretty much the only thing about the book which was anything less than spectacular.

By the end of the book, I was excited to read more, and see where else the team of Snyder and Capullo would take the characters. At the end of the day, isn't that the way such a book should be judged?
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Taylor on December 12, 2012
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I'll start off by saying that this storyline is up there with The Dark Knight Returns and The Long Halloween. I had been waiting to read this for over a year now, and since I'm usually one to wait for the tpb editions to come out to read the comics of my choice, I did that with this one as well, and now I'm mad at myself for waiting so long. Scott Snyder's writing is truly excellent; he knows how to develop a complex storyline all the while getting into great character development. Batman's character in this storyline is one of my favorites of all time; it really rivals the complexity of Miller's Batman in TDKR. Greg Capullo's writing only enhances the storyline. The art is excellent and it only further immerses the reader in the story. This book makes me question my stance on The Black Mirror, as I didn't like it my first time around. Snyder is probably the best comic writer around today. I recommend this book not only to Batman fans or comic fans, I'd recommend this book to anyone. Seriously, buy it now. When you finish reading, I guarantee you'll want to run to the comic store and buy all the recent Batman issues from 8 on. It's that good.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DoKi on June 20, 2012
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I was unsure how the Batman narrative would unfold after the release of the new 52, but I can say these first seven issues of Batman are top notch. The story revolves around Batman uncovering a mystery in the same manner that he would in other Batman stories, such as The Long Halloween and Hush. However, this story differs in its development of the background of the mysterious enemy. If you enjoyed The Long Halloween and Hush, you will love this one! The only downside, was that there happened to be four pages out of order. My guess it was a printing/publishing error.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Wilhelm the Brave on June 20, 2012
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Scott Snyder is the light at the end of a dark tunnel of Batman writers. The Court of Owls starts the new run of Batman books off at a high standard, playing with everything from the very mannor in which a comic book is formatted to the way we perceive Bruce Wayne as a character, a nuance too often forgone by Batman writers. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 22, 2012
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Rebooting the DC Universe from the ground up (for the most part) seems like a daunting task, but for writer Scott Snyder (Detective Comics, Swamp Thing, American Vampire) it's child's play. Granted he isn't necessarily rebooting the Batman group, but building upon it in new and exciting ways. Case in point with this first collected volume of The Court of Owls, in which the Dark Knight discovers that Gotham City's past is tied to a mysterious group known as the Court of Owls, which seemingly run everything in and out of the city, and have for quite some time. Add to that a seemingly unstoppable assassin dubbed Talon and secrets involving the ancestors of Bruce Wayne, and you've got quite an intriguing and often surprising mystery on your hands. A storyline that was heavily hinted at in the Gates of Gotham mini-series (that was published before DC's whole New 52 thing happened), The Court of Owls is setting the stage for a truly epic Batman event to unfold, and it's a wonderful entry point for new readers to boot. Add to that the surprising art of veteran Greg Capullo, best known for his 90s work on Spawn. I've never been a big fan of his, but he's really honed his craft here. Some spots appear a little shaky compared to others, but this is without a doubt his best work to date. All in all, if you've never read any Batman stories or have tuned out the past few years, this is an oh so excellent place to start.
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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 son, Jack Presley.

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