Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Batman #9

Writers: Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV
Artists: Greg Capullo & Rafael Albuquerque

More than the closing chapter for "Night of the Owls," this issue is the anchor for the entire event, piecing together several of its tie-ins into a cohesive, understandable, big picture. The backup feature "The Fall of the House of Wayne" in the meantime, starts a significant retcon and makes bold changes to Bruce's childhood, all told from an unexpected, but compelling point of view. The most impacting element in the main story is the development involving Lincoln March, which is still giving me a bad feeling about the possible outcome of the arc; his character is becoming too similar to Tommy Elliot a.k.a. Hush, so I am crossing my fingers in hopes that my concerns are unfounded. Capullo and Albuquerque render the great writing into distinctive and flawless art, making of this issue yet another hit in the overall "Court of Owls" saga.  Nice variant cover by Dale Keown.

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