The final review for tonight? Hows about the comic that was ALMOST my Pick of the Litter this week, Scott Snyder's Batman. After the last issue, I'm extremely intrigued to see what Snyder has up his sleeve for this issue...
Summary: Having stabbed Batman last issue, Talon asks the Court of Owls what should be done with Bats, and the Court declares that Bats should be beaten some more. With that, Talon beats the ever-loving hell out of Bats, at which time the Court members come over to the fallen Batman to... um, take his bones? Bats says hell no to that noise and attacks Talon, pummeling him and leaving him beaten and broken. With that taken care of, Bats warns the Owls that they were now on his radar before blowing a hole in the ground and falling into the river below. The Court of Owls arrive at the site of Batman's escape and decide to dispose of Talon since he had failed them so spectacularly. They also decide to activate the other Talons, as we learn that they had a small army of Talons. As for Batman, he's too weak to get out of the river, and presumably drowns.
Thoughts: Um, what the hell just happened here? Seriously, I wasn't sure what was real and what wasn't in this issue... The first Court of Owls had to be fake since they, you know, literally looked like owls. I have no idea why Batman suddenly looked like a demon, especially since it was Batman who had been drugged... I guess he saw himself as a giant demonic bat? For some reason? I don't know... For as much as I liked the originality of the last issue, I disliked the insanity of this one.
Score: 6 out of 10.
So Batman is some kind of demonic animal now? Huh.