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on September 4, 2013
I bought Court of Owls vol 1 & City of Owls vol 2 and assumed this would fill in some back story with other characters, as it advertises. I also assumed with would primarily be a Batman collection. I was disappointed to find that this collection reads as a cobbled together patchwork of issues from other story lines with very little cohesion throughout. DC should have done a better job describing this collection (what it is isn't bad, but it is not what I thought I was purchasing). And there were only a few actual Batman issues, issues which happen to already be included in hype two titles I mentioned above, so I found myself having to skip forward dozens of pages for fresh content.
Finally, while there were some gems of individual issues in this collection, many of them aren't memorable or high quality, in story or artwork.
All in all, I'm returning this collection: I hope more care is taken in describing the contents of DC collections.