Writers: Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
Artists: Greg Capullo & Rafael Albuquerque
After taking crap from the Court of Owls for what seemed an eternity, Batman takes the fight back to his attackers; however, things don't go as he planned or as readers expected. "Assault on the Court" has the answers everyone was looking for, but the truth Scott Snyder hid beneath is pretty disturbing. While many may have guessed who the master orchestrator was, chances are no one saw what was coming right after the reveal, and that is exactly what makes this issue so amazing: a double twist that throws everyone out of their comfort zone in preparation for the big finale. The story is masterfully complemented with the backup feature "The Fall of the House of Wayne," narrated from Jarvis Pennyworth's point of view. Anyone who thought that what they had just read was only smoke and mirrors, will feel a chill go down their spine as they read those last seven words.