Batman: The Court of Owls Mask and Book Set (the New 52)

Batman: The Court of Owls Mask and Book Set (the New 52)

Paperback Batman

By (author) Scott Snyder, Illustrated by Greg Capullo

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  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 302mm x 124mm | 142g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1401242855
  • ISBN 13: 9781401242855
  • Edition: 52
  • Edition statement: 52nd New title
  • Sales rank: 11,054

Product description

Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman with this critically acclaimed, New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel! After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime? Now, this seminal Batman graphic novel is paired with a replica mask worn by the villainous Court of Owls, a must-have for any true fan of Scott Snyder's groundbreaking work. Collects issues #1-7 of BATMAN.

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Author information

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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`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