Batman Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
The Court of Owls (The New 52)

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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 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.

About Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook and other journals. He most recently has co-written AMERICAN VAMPIRE for Vertigo/DC Comics, along with horror-master Stephen King, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING.
Published June 5, 2012 by DC Comics. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Batman Vol. 1

Geeks of Doom

If you’re only reading Batman comics in trade like I was for a really long time, this comic goes fine as a new installment to your awesomely shelved collection, but it also goes extremely well to those who are keeping up with the relaunch and all of the other DC books.

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A Patchwork of Books

He’s been great in Grant [Morrison]’s stuff as the peripheral villain for Batman & Robin but as the villain, as coming after batman, there hasn’t been a story like that in a really long time, since the earthquake.

Jul 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman Vol. 1: The Court of O...

Last year DC “flipped the table” by doing a line-wide relaunch of all its books, generally referred to as The New 52 (or a million variations thereof).

Oct 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman Vol. 1: The Court of O...

... At this moment of time, with all the Batman books out there, including some new ones, Batman had to create a new hook for itself. After all, it ...

Dec 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman Vol. 1: The Court of O...

The Trades

This first look at Batman in DC's relaunch of "The New 52" does not go back to the Dark Knight's origins for a revamped retelling.

May 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Batman Vol. 1: The Court of O...

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