Writer Scott Snyder is in a league of his own. Who else could surprise Batman? I mean, Gotham is his city right? NOTHING happens in Gotham without the watchful eye of the Dark Knight upon it. He has sworn to protect this city from the dark seed that is rooted beneath its streets and will stop at nothing to thwart it. Well think again. This story changes all that and will even leave the Dark Knight shell-shocked. Can he rise up against a foe that is the stuff of Gotham’s legends? If you haven’t read this one yet, plan on it!
After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court Of Owls, a hidden society that has ruled Gotham City in secret for over a century, is real and they are a VERY lethal threat.
In Batman Vol 2: City Of Owls, Gotham’s caped vigilante protector has managed to escape the claws of the Court with his mind and body badly beaten and barely intact. The Dark Knight has scarcely won the battle with his deadly new aggressors, but certainly not the war.
The villains will threaten all that Batman holds dear: His secret identity. His home. His headquarters. His beliefs about both his friends and his enemies. With the Court’s deadly foot soldiers, the Talons, out to destroy him, the Dark Knight and his allies must now wage an all-out war for survival against the most dangerous predators he has ever encountered.
Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and brilliantly illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jason Fabok, Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke, this volume collects Batman issues #8-12 as well as Batman Annual #1 and is a must have for fans of the Dark Knight. Never has he been so vulnerable to an enemy he didn’t even know existed. Snyder and Tynion have crafted a tale that will leave fans wanting more.
This 208 page, collectable hardcover edition hits stores March 20th, 2013