With a three-page opening sequence that is both dramatic and stunning, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo prove why they are the hottest team in comics nowadays. From there, the issue gets only better. Batman's reaction upon his arrival to the batcave is priceless; who in his rogues gallery wouldn't sell their soul to the devil to provoke the same response in him? It would be very interesting if this became Batman's permanent weakness, a phobia of sorts. The revelations in the second part of the story were quite shocking, and are evidence of how carefully Snyder planned this story: he is not making this stuff as he goes, dear readers, the guy and his partners in crime are brilliant. This transitional issue closes with the preamble to the already announced "Night of Owls," and if one Talon alone had such a huge impact on Batman, what can one expect after reading that last page?