Review: Batman #9
Exciting, engaging and enthralling, Scott Snyder's Batman opus continues here with the "Night of the Owls" storyline!
Trapped beneath Wayne Manor, with all his secrets revealed to the Court of Owls, Bruce Wayne and Alfred make a last stand for the very soul of Gotham! Encased in his "Bat Armor," Bruce holds the ferocious Talons at bay, while Alfred directs the rest of the "Bat Family" from a secure room. But even if Alfred and Bruce survive this brutal attack, Gotham's leaders may not!
Each issue brings a depth of history to the Bat mythos that makes you yearn for more! Compelling back story, crazy fisticuffs and a dinosaur that stomps Talons into a pulp — makes this issue the most action oriented yet! Everything is fresh and exciting, creating an epicenter for the entire Bat family to live up to. Snyder and Capullo continually make Batman the MUST read book each and every month!
Even though the main story will get fans in the seats, it is the back-up tale by Snyder and Albuquerque that is the most compelling. Following Jarvis Pennyworth as he writes to his son Alfred about the dealings in Wayne Manor, we may just be privy to the first attack by the Talons on the Wayne family! Could it be that Thomas and Martha weren't just gunned down by some random act of violence? Could the Court of Owls be responsible for the birth of Batman? Okay, maybe I'm putting the cart before the horse — but it's fun to speculate!
Get this book and get in on the most intriguing crossover running through the DCnU! You don't need to pick up all the other series to understand what's happening , but it's amazing to see how this story affects every aspect of Gotham! So, collect 'em all!