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Broken and beaten, Bruce Wayne has retreated from Gotham City – the city of Owls – to Wayne Manor. But no place is safe, because the Court is about to strike at the heart of city, and nothing will ever be the same. Be there for the start of the battle for Gotham City's soul…and the prelude to "The Night of the Owls."And in the first chapter of a new backup story, learn the secret history of The Court of Owls – as well as the secrets of Gotham City and the Wayne family!

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Batman # 8 Review 0

What a issue this was! Suspense was at all time high as Bruce pulls out all the stops to protect his house. As the cover shows Bruce is ambushed by a gang of talons. Luckily Bruce he knows his estate better than anyone. With a few tricks up his sleeve he alludes the talons and keeps them locked out. Then out comes bruce in a full battle suit. The battle suit is quite huge and Bruce seems quite mad. " Get the hell out of my house " I don't think I would say it any differently. Now for the bac...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

House of Pain! 0

Art: Can't really say much more about Greg Capullo's art that hasn't been already said. You really get the impression that he is putting his heart and soul into this title. He has a great blend and variety for his panel layouts. The pencils are very detailed but without ever being too muddled. The fight scenes are exhilarating and flow effortlessly. The second page in particular which shows a reflective Bruce Wayne, towering over his model of Gotham City in the mute darkness just oozes with clas...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Beginning the Night 0

THE GOOD: I really love Greg Capullo's artwork on this series. He makes the art beautiful and scary. This is the first time in a comic where I ever had a scared feeling sorta looming on the page, and he is very much responsible for that. The story is where this issue strikes home. Bruce Wayne's house has fallen under attack by several Talons. Alfred and Bruce have to fight back just to survive. I love this issue because it showcases the manor so much. It also makes you really like Alfred. Bruce ...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
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