Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls - Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
"Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52!
After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?"
Batman is arguably one of the coolest superheroes so when I saw this I knew I had to read it! The Dark Knight trilogy originally got me into superhero movies and that was where the obsession started, from there I went onto the Avengers and it's never stopped 😂 Fortunately this comic book, as well as some amazing others, is currently free to read on prime reading so I was able to download it straight away.
An added bonus was that it helped me fulfil one of my prompts for the OWLs Magical Readathon! Plus I thought it was the perfect name to read during the OWLs 😂 Let me know if you're also taking the OWL's - I'm always talking about them over on my Twitter and Instagram!
Bruce Wayne's backstory is a classic that practically everybody knows. From his parents being murdered when he was a boy to his subsequent rise as Batman as an adult. In The Court of Owls, mysterious deaths have been occurring all around Gotham with a warning that Bruce Wayne is next. Bruce starts to investigate the seemingly mythical Court of Owls, thought only to be a children's tale. However, he finds out more than he bargained for about his own history and about Dick Grayson's. He's drawn into a fight for his life but will he be strong enough to defeat the unbeatable Talon?
I've always found Bruce Wayne's character interesting and this was a really entertaining storyline. Plus, I like how it is the start of the story arc for the Owls which links to the Nightwing comic that I read and reviewed a few months back.
The characters were well written and they were matched with some gorgeous artwork. It was dark but still had the humour aspect and sarcasm that I love.