- Publisher: DC Comics
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 166mm x 256mm x 7mm | 240g
- Publication date: 2 April 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1401235425
- ISBN 13: 9781401235420
- Edition: 52
- Edition statement: 52nd edition
- Sales rank: 1,838
#1 New York Times Bestseller! 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 with the relaunch of Batman as a part of DC Comics - The New 52! 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? Collects issues #1-7 of Batman.
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Scott Snyder is the bestselling and award-winning writer of "Batman, American Vampire" and "Swamp Thing" as well as the short story collection "Voodoo Heart. "He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU 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. "From the Hardcover edition."
By Nick Allen 11 Apr 2014
I've always been more of a marvel man myself but this is very good.
By Anthony Pham 21 Mar 2014
two words... GREAT READ.
If you're new to the comic book world (like I am), and you would like to explore the BATMAN storyline than this is the book to go! (esp. since it contains issues #1-7 of the New 52 Batman line --- don't worry, once you're immersed, you'll get all this jargon).
Gotham City. AWESOME
Court of Owls. STEP UP THE AWESOME (has batman met his match ?)
... BATMAN. MIND NUMBLINGLY AWESOME
Greatest part. It ends with you demanding the next book. ;)
By Tomás 23 Jul 2013
Scott Snyder´s writting combined with Capullo´s art work creates an espectacular comic book.
I dare to describe this arc as a modern "breaking of the bat" because the new villain (the court of owls) is mysterious and powerful, as much to challenge the dark knight for the city of gotham and to generate a profound conflict in batman in a mental and fisical level.
If you like good comic books you gonna like this one, even more if you like batman.
"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" "This is one of the best comics of the week." --"The New York Times"" " "[Writer Scott Snyder] pulls from the oldest aspects of the Batman myth, combines it with sinister-comic elements from the series' best period, and gives the whole thing terrific forward-spin by setting up an honest-to-gosh mystery for Batman to solve."--"Entertainment Weekly"" " "Scott Snyder, already the company's greatest asset over the last four weeks, spins a stack of plates immediately.... Too often Batman comics focus heavily on the hero persona ... Snyder sets up equal amounts of conflict for both Wayne's public and private personas."--"Time Out Chicago" "A stunning debut.... Snyder knows these characters, sets up an intriguing mystery, and delivers some action that Capullo realizes stunningly. This is definitely in the top rank of the revamp.--"The Onion "AV Club "Hits all the right notes. I enjoyed the living hell out of this." - "io9" "Bruce Wayne is a badass. The end."--IGN, 9.5 Rating "A+.Incredible tone and enough twists, turns and character appearances to keep us hooked."--"UGO" "There's enough here, kept at a high enough level to make it interesting and viable across media and digestible enough for even the most novice DC Universe reader.... Score one for DC and score one for Snyder and Capullo in finding a new fan."--Comic Book Resources