Monday, September 17, 2018

Batman: The Court of Owls Saga

This graphic novel tells the story of a secret society who works in the bowels of Gotham City.

It becomes a detective story of Batman getting pulled deeper into conspiracy theories.

This started out as a great Batman story. There is a fun twist right from the very get-go.

I liked the artwork done with this new direction of the Batman comics. I liked how it had almost everything you've come to expect from a Batman story: Batman uses his intelligence, he proves to be a great detective, he uses his physicality and demands to do things alone.

This is what many have come to expect from a Batman comic.

It's enjoyable to watch Batman dig deeper into a supposed secret Gotham group that has always been beneath the surface and he not knowing. It's fun to figure out what is going on behind the scenes.

But then things get really weird. It was almost as if someone else took over the writing and plotting. Batman gets a bit too close for comfort to the Owls and, while in a maze, basically loses his mind maybe?

I don't know. It just went really weird near the end of the novel.

I liked the build up, I liked the characters and the writing...all of it up until the last few pages of the story.

This book was provided, at no cost, by DC Comics.

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