“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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
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.
Can't say enough awesome things about this first novel. Read it all in one sitting and instantly ordered the next 2. Addicting so watch outPublished 2 months ago by nate
Unreal art. Dark storytelling. It's tough not to get obsessed with comic books with quality comics like this coming out. A feast for eyes and mind.Published 3 months ago by stevenhorr
One of my favourite story lines in the Court of Owls and the Talon. Scott Snyder is excellent and the art is great. Highly recommend.Published 10 months ago by Dylan Lock
Bought it for my boyfriend who is a huge fan of Batman, and he loved it!
He read it in a few hours haha!
It was packaged nicely and was not damaged at all! Read more
I love this story. I was reading the reviews and decided to buy it based on that. I am really pleased with purchasing this book along with the second one. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Chris