Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) (NOOK Comics with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52! 
 
After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped ...
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Overview

Following his ground-breaking, critically acclaimed run on Detective Comics, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) alongside artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) begins a new era of The Dark Knight as with the relaunch of Batman, as a part of DC Comics—The New 52! 
 
After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?

Collects issues #1-7 of Batman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401238711
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: The New 52
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 29,584
  • File size: 75 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Snyder
Scott Snyder is one of comics' best young writers. His current works include Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his children.
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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    Very Different Batman Story

    Graphic Novel Review (ARC) by Chris for Book Sake
    This book does a great job of pitting Batman against a new criminal organization called the Court of Owls. Not only are they masters in martial arts, but they are even more secretive then Batman. They've been creeping around in the criminal underworld, right under Batman's nose. The story does a great job of putting Batman back on his heels and sets up an even larger struggle to come.

    Greg Capullo's art in this book with full of energy. He does take some allowances with the look of certain villains that may not sit right with some fans. However, they only play a small part to the introduction of the Owls, who look utterly awesome. Sometimes his art feels a little cartoony for the dark nature of the book, but other times it is spot on.

    If you are a Batman fan or have been wanting to start reading, this is a great jumping on point.
    Book Rating: 4 /5

    Graphic Novel Review (ARC) by Kole for Book Sake
    This version of Batman is pretty good. It has a different story from all the other Batman stories and a new villain. But it has really no back story to it. Can you really call this part of the “new 52”? Anyone who doesn’t know who Batman is or the back story on him is going to pick this up and ask “what the hell is going on and who is this crazy guy in a bat costume?" But from the perspective of someone who has read Batman before and knows the back story, it’s a great read. It’s a fresh new problem for Batman to overcome. So my advice, if you haven’t read Batman, don’t read this as a start. Go back and read some actual origin stories of Batman.
    Book Rating: 4/5

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

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    No one writes batman like scott snyder.

    No one writes batman like scott snyder.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Loed it

    Great book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Honestly, this is my favorite line of the New 52! Scott Snyder'

    Honestly, this is my favorite line of the New 52! Scott Snyder's story is amazing, not to mention Greg Capullo's awesome artwork. If you had to read only one of the revamped lines, this is the one!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    A must read for batman fans.

    A great way to jump into the world of the caped crusader.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

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    Exceptional Batman Lore! The New 52 Batman is a great beginning

    Exceptional Batman Lore! The New 52 Batman is a great beginning for newcomers and pokes some loopholes through the origin story that can be greatly appreciated by long-time fans. The transition from descriptive writing to vivid panels compliment the characters all thanks to Scott Snyder's prose and Greg Capullo's artwork! This is a fresh start as well as a reunion for Batman's old, but good roots as a comic book character; one for readers alike, and with a different perspective that retains the old to its zenith. Batman: The Court of Owls does not disappoint!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    "Batman: The Court of Owls" Book Review

    For years and years, I never comic books for an extended period of time. Occasionly, I would read one givin to me as a birthday present, but that was about it. Then, on a whim, I picked up issue 9 of this series. Now, I've been going to my local Newbury Comics on a monthly basis to pick up the comics written by the same team who wrote this series ( at this point "Court of Owls" has ended ). Scott Snyder writes Batman and all the others beautifully, perfectly balancing the silliness of comics and realism that goes with all Batman stories ( except those of the '60's, which I don't even know why I brought up ). The other thing that's great about this series is the art. Greg Capullo, the artist who is best known for his run on "Spawn", knocks it way out of the park with a somewhat cartoonish style that goes great with the story, producing the best comic art I've seen in years. All in all,
    "Batman: The Court of Owls" is by far the best bit of DC's New 52.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

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    Scoot Snyder is KILLING IT with his run on Batman. Personally, I

    Scoot Snyder is KILLING IT with his run on Batman. Personally, I'm a huge fan of his earlier Batman work: The Black Mirror and Gates of Gotham. I didn't think it could get much better than that, but with the Court of Owls, Snyder has given Batman readers a new villain/secret society that will stay within Batman mythos for a long time. One of the reasons I enjoy Scott Snyder's work on Batman is the way he incorporates the history of Gotham City into a lot of his stories. He was able to do it in Gates of Gotham and now Snyder has gone even bigger with the Court of Owls. Batman started with a bang in the New 52 and Snyder hasn't slowed down. In my opinion, besides Knightfall when Bane broke his back, Batman has never been this vulnerable. The only difference is Batman was aware of Bane. In this, he's not even sure if the Court of Owls exist. By the time he realizes they are real, it's too late. Scott Snyder has crafted a great story that ties the entire Bat Family together, with the Court of Owls leading in to The City of Owls, and then continuing in Night of the Owls. The history is rich and each Talon that serves the Court has there own past and reason as to why. Pick this saga up and you will not be disappointed. As a life long Batman fan, I have to say Scott Snyder's Batman is refreshing to read after Grant Morrison's take. I enjoyed Morrison's take a lot, but felt it got a little too "Whacky" in some areas. Snyder brings Batman back to a place that is easy to enjoy and not a complete flustercuck to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Great New Start

    Snyder does a great job portraying Gotham. Batman is faced with a new, yet ancient, adversary. The Court of Owls is mysterious and captivating. The epic story unfolds in a beautifully rendered art style. Even if you are not a fan of graphic novels (I much prefer novels to comics), give this one a try. I received this as a gift, and I am very glad I did.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Batman

    Yes.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    The best of the new 52, anyone who loves great stories should pick it up

    WOW! Snyder is on a roll. You don't need to know too much about previous Batman stories, this one isn't a complete reboot (It's still Bruce Wayne, who's parents were murdered outside the theater, there are still Dick Grayson/Tim Drake/Damien, etc). How many years Bruce has been Batman, I'm a bit unsure, but he has certainly made a name for himself in Gotham, so it's well passed year one.

    Anyway, the story is fantastic. It's a brand new villain to Batman lore, and an excellent one at that. It's brand new, it's not "simply" some clown wearing makeup who wants chaos, or a cannibalistic monster, and it fits in great with the themes of Batman. The art is quite nice as well. Excellent read, and I hate having to wait until March for Volume 2.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Amazing

    This was amazing and very dark. Can't wait for more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Not yr fathers batman

    A little too weird

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Love!

    Love the art bro, like so super texy all the way drop the bizzle in my nizzle salad!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Recommend, check it out

    Was bought for a Christmas gift to my Grandson. He loved it and will add to his collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Cool

    Barnes and noble good job

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    I love this series...but honestly why are there issues missing.

    I love this series...but honestly why are there issues missing. Been stuck on issue 9 for 3 months hoping it shows up on the nook store. I've even contacted B&N at least three times (twice over email  and once on the phone)  Seriously some of the worst customer service ever...I'm considering just buying the series straight from DC because I'm tired of waiting to read this phenomenal series. Really disappointing B&N...reallly. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

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    great writing for the "new 52"

    if you're new to the batman universe - this is the good stuff to get you entrenched

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Great work

    By gar my favorite of the new 52 stuff. It diesnt get over plagued with meta humams and the story is strong amnd consistant. I'm excited for more installations.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2012

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    Exceptional Batman Storytelling

    The Court of Owls is a new villian group with as much storied history as Batman himself. Great look back on Bruce Wayne's grandfather and the impact the Owls are having on Gotham City. Scott Snyder's writing is brilliant and the artwork is good. I'm looking forward to Volume 2 but in the meantime, I'm buying more of Snyder's Batman work.

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