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• How might the surviving members of The Court of Owls use it to destroy Calvin Rose once and for all?

• Introducing an assassin even more dangerous than Talon!

Story by Scott Snyder & James T. Tynion IV
Art by Juan Jose Ryp & Vicente Cifuentes
Colors by Tomeu Morey
Letters by Dezi Sienty
Cover by Guillem March, Tomeu Morey, & Ken Lashley

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Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. Zero issue? Great debut.

    First issue? Way too wordy and full of exposition.

    Hope with the introductions out of the way, Tynion IV can bring some magic to this series.

  2. I still cannot believe I’m reading this. Loving every bit of it, though!

  3. March is already out? Ryp does the art on this one… And the cover alludes to… the last two pages… This was a bit of a dissapointment for me. I loved the #0, when I thought I wouldn’t. But #1 was a bit of a step back, and this issue was yet another step back. #3 is make or break…

  4. Loved the tragic end of the Talon. And the art was superb!

  5. Everything about the art was amazing. I’d love to see these guys continue doing the art for this book.

  6. The art was gorgeous. There’s just that little bit of something missing from the story though. It’s very adequate in the telling just like the Gates of Gotham which was the same writing team. I just wish it had that zazz that the main Batman title had though.

  7. I picked up Issue 0 of this series and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I deliberately avoided Issue 1 because I didn’t want to get sucked into yet another series (money is, as always, an issue). As a result, I have decided that this will be an ‘occasional buy’ when the story or art is good.

    In this case, both are lovely. The story was affecting and interesting (if a little bit rushed at the end). The art , however, was absolutely sumptuous. I really felt a sense of scale when looking at the Orchard Hotel’s interior scenes. Architecture in comics generally gets ignored (this is because buildings are finicky and hard to draw) and one of the things I enjoyed about Greg Capullo’s art on the initial ‘Court of Owls’ arc was the extensive, photo-referenced buildings, complete with perfectly rendered artifacts and trappings. This series seems to build on that as well.

    A really well done second issue.

  8. I’m really liking this new series. They are going to write some really good stories for this character I think. Lots of possibilities. The only thing I don’t like about this series is Calvin’s outfit. He looks like a human fly.

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