Monday, October 31, 2011

Batman #2 - Review

THE BAT AND THE OWLS


Bruce Wayne has been targeted by a group claiming to be the legendary Gotham society known as The Court of Owls. Wayne doesn't believe in the group and thinks that he knows the city better than anyone. But when an assassin comes calling who is just as skilled and powerful as he is, he might have to start rethinking how sure he really is about the old legend.

Written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Greg Capullo, Batman #2 is one of the best comics I've read in a while. This is exactly what I love about Batman. It's got the creepy Gotham City angle, some great scenes with Gordon, and a villain who can go toe-to-toe with the Dark Knight. The artwork by Capullo is so fun and dynamic that I wish it were also being done as an animated series. If someone is looking for an art style for the next Batman show, I'm throwing my hat in for Capullo's designs.

Snyder's new arc featuring The Court of Owls and Gotham City as Wayne's oldest friend are welcome additions to the Batman mythos. I'm interested to see how The Court attacks the other members of the Bat-Family and what its true goals are in bringing down Wayne and his cohorts. The dialogue was tight, even though there was a great deal of speaking in this issue, and the pace never let up between panels and pages.

Batman fans rejoice, this marks another 5/5 issue for one of the best ongoing titles since the DC relaunch. The Bat has returned to Gotham and to reader's hearts.

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