Snyder's viscous breakdown of the Batman continues here, and the Court of Owls is on the cusp of victory! The Talon has emerged from the shadows with his sights solely locked on the utter destruction of the Dark Knight. Will he be able to remove Batman from the heart of Gotham permanently, or can Bruce dredge up enough strength to live another day?
Continually spellbinding, Snyder's vision for the premiere Bat-book is one like you have never seen before. Never have I read a Batman series that mentally and physically breaks him with every page. It is gut-wrenching to witness the amount of brutality that is bestowed upon such an iconic character, and yet -- you will relish every moment of it! The pomposity that is the facade of Bruce Wayne is nowhere to be seen, this is The Batman; the hero that was created the night his parents were killed, the cunning nightmare that stalks the minds of criminals everywhere! When you are broken beyond repair, all you have is your mental strength to carry you onward. Will it be enough for Bruce Wayne, or has the Court of Owls already sunk their talons in too deep?
This series is outstanding! Snyder's writing continually gets better with every page and Capullo's art is off the charts. The cover alone is mesmerizing! It is a horrific amalgam of Bat and Owl, showcasing the utter hell that Bruce Wayne has been going through. I dare you to stare at it and not feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up! Utterly amazing!
This series is the best that DC is putting out right now! Every month it is the book I look forward to most -- from any company! It is a complete re-imagining of the icon we grew up with and breaks down the walls of expectations. Bruce Wayne is a man that has over estimated his observations, and must now deal with a world that has been turned upside down. Gotham will change, Batman will change, and the scope of the book will forever change the way we see our hero. Snyder has changed the status quo of "super hero" books and I can't wait for the future!