Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls - Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion I liked it. They can reboot Bruce Wayne until I'm 80, and as long as the storyline, villainous characters, and visual art is stunning...I'll read it.

This is not for the fluffy Harry Potter Owl lovers.


Actually, I haven't been this terrified of birds since the Alfred Hitchcock film. This society is just CREEPY! CREEPY! CREEPY! I also think the costumes are a cool blend of steampunk---and the art definitely made the assassin intimidating. It was like imagining this as an animorph character coming right. at. you.


Anyway, Batman is real flesh and bone man that takes a beating. The suspense was awesome, and was engrossed in trying to figure out who wants to kill him now. I was worried it would be corny but Synder, Capullo & Glapion did a great job in creating this Batman story arc. I love how they tied in history of batman, with some crazy secret society plot line---and the thing they did extremely well was Batman's internal voice. I love how brooding they made him and it read like if you were watching the earlier Dexter seasons when he did his internal monologue.

Anyway, my relationship with DC has always been a love/hate one, but I'll definitely keep my eye out for the other volumes, because as I've learned.... "The Court of Owls watches, watches all the time."