Robb Ghag reviews Batman and Robin #23.2: The Court of Owls….
“The Court of Owls takes stock of the new world order created in the wake of Forever Evil! What horrors will they unleash in order to maintain control!“
Since the birth of the new 52 many characters have been introduced or re-introduced. Since Scott Snyder has taken over the helm at Batman, one of his best creations thus far has been the Court of Owls.
James Tyvion IV follows in those footsteps but shedding some light on the history of this evil cult. While the story jumps back and forth from the 1860’s to present day. It revolves around past instances where individuals and certain groups are trying to reveal the existence of the Court.
Jorge Lucas draws a spectacular issue including various versions of the Talon, the changing backdrop of Gotham, and multiple members of the Court. The 3D cover for this issue is stunning, and one of the best that DC Universe has done for any issue during Villains month. The individual portraits on the wall seem to shift and jump out at you, something that is seriously lacking in almost all of the other 3D Universe Batman / Villain covers.
This issue will eventually continue in continuing issues of Talon, who is sure to play a prominent role with the Court of Owls and Villains month. I would absolutely recommend this issue for anyone who has been trying to stay current with the developments in Batman, as I am sure the Court of Owls is here to stay. In fact, they’ve been there in Gotham all along.
Robb Ghag works for an Arts & Entertainment Brokerage in Toronto Canada. An Animation and Film school graduate, he specializes in Risk Management of Animation and VFX studios throughout North America.