Talon #0

    Talon » Talon #0 - The Long Run released by DC Comics on November 2012.

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    A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine!

    Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life...but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!

    The issue starts in a dog kennel, where the eight years old, Calvin, was locked up by his own father. After three endless nights, the boy finally manages to escape. He ran until he was found by a performer at Haly's Circus, who was trained in the art of the escape. He taught Calvin all he knew, and when the performer died, the boy took over his act. One night, the owner of the circus asked Calvin to do his best in an act to a stranger. The ´´stranger`` was a member of the Court of Owls. The organization, then, trained Calvin until he could become a talon. When the time came, the boy killed the current talon of the court (which made Calvin traumatized). He was, then, given his first mission: to eliminate the Washington bloodline, by killing the daughter of Eric Washington. What the court didn't tell him was that the woman had a 2 years old daughter. Calvin can't do it, so he just ''kidnaps'' both of them and starts running from the court.

    5 years ago: While Calvin was working, he sees a man about to ´´jump from a bridge``. When he comes close to the man, Calvin notices that he is already dead. In fact killed by a talon, who wraps Calvin in chains and puts him in a car that is pushed to the sea. He easilly escapes and asks the talon what the court wants with him. The assassin says that they don`t plan on killing him, but bringing him back to the Court of Owls. That said, the issue ends with Calvin driving away.



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    In The Long Run 0

    The Good: March interiors are amazing and James Tynion has more than hooked me! What an awesome get to know you issue . The few zero issues that i have actually liked! James and Scott really hit this one out of the park. Calvin Rose is a man on the run from the Court of Owls! We get to see what makes Calvin so unique in this issue. He has blood on his hand and is trying to out run his past.. I am super intrested to what happens next!! James also does a great job of laying down future story lines...

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    Flight 0

    I think of all the new titles that are a part of DC's so-called "Third-wave", Talon had the most to prove. Despite having the blessing and support of Scott Snyder, people were fast to cry fowl, labeling it an obvious cash grab due to the success of the Court of owls, which is stupid since sometimes the most popular characters in superhero books arose because of the urge to milk a cash cow for all it's worth. Strong titles have arisen from weaker titles, so it deserved it's fair look. And guess w...

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    Better Then Batman 0

    I will start off by saying that is the first book i read by Snyder that made me say "i guess he can write". i havent enjoyed his run on batman at all. the court of owls, when first introduced was a cool idea, but it dragged on for too long and created a pointless crossover (but not really a crossover since you didnt HAVE to read all the books involved). Also the whole conspiracy thing with the Court of Owls basically being the illumanati was just too much for me. besides that issue by issue of b...

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