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Author Topic: Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo (2012)  (Read 67 times)

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Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (Hardcover Edition)





I absolutely love this book. The main reason why I was even interested in the relaunch of Batman and the New 52 Line was superstar artist Greg Capullo getting to flex his artistic muscle on a Batman title. Unfortunately I just couldn't stick with the original comic book releases. Money, time and a host of other things got in the way and the book was eventually dropped after just 2 issues. That brings me to Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls which collects Issues #1-7 in a nice hardcover edition.

The art delivers. But more than that, the story is very compelling and fresh with a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. The one thing that was going through my head while reading this is "when can they make a movie of this"? I'm pretty sure that both Snyder and Capullo had a film version of this in mind when putting it together. This arc is very cinematic and would make an awesome film. So, with such glowing  reviews for this, why is this only getting 4 Stars then? The ending leaves you hanging like an executioner's wet dream. It ends on such a major cliffhanger that anyone that reads this will certainly be disappointed that a book that "collects" the entire story doesn't get an immediate resolution. Normally I would snap this book up as a Buy. But you and I both know that DC will release a much larger Collection, most likely an Absolute Edition that will carry the entire arc to its completion, which is a book that I will definitely pick up for my own personal library collection. As for Volume #1, this is just a Rent. Save your money for the book we all know will eventually be released.
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Creating Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's Batman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvLcVYY3emE


The clip dives into the creation of their latest Batman story and has nothing to do with Court of Owls. Didn't feel like it warranted a new thread since it's still the two creative minds behind this.
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