First DC book I'll be reading this week(and the final review for the night)? Batman. This has definitely been one of the better books coming out of DC since the reboot, but I wasn't a huge fan of the last issue... Let's see what we've got here.
Summary: Some random girl(am I supposed to know her?) saves Batman after fishing him out of the water, at which time he storms back to the Batcave, where he discovers that Alfred had managed to get a hold of Talon's corpse(which was also dumped in the drink last issue). Bats decides to forgo resting and examines Talon, finding a tooth in Talon's mouth that granted him a healing factor, some level of immortality and apparently no real mind. Nightwing comes to the Cave to check on Bats, and Bats reveals the Talon was Nightwing's great-grandfather(!). Nightwing is obviously surprised by this fact, and lashes out at Bats for keeping secrets from all of the people closest to him. After listening to Dick rant for a bit, Bats smashes Dick in the face, knocking a tooth out. Bats then picks up the tooth and reveals that it was just like the one in Talon's head(...), and that when Dick died, the Court of Owls intended on bring Dick back to life as their murderous minion, much like they had Dick's great grandfather. After that, everything is good between Bats and Dick again(or at least as good as things get between those two...) and this issue ends with the Court sending an army of Talons out to take Gotham City over.
Thoughts: See, now this was a comic with a fantastic cliffhanger. The ending here saved this one for me, as most of this comic was Bats explaining to Dick(or more accurately, the readers) the events of the past few issues, dating all the way back to Dick being insinuated in that murder in the first issue(Grayson DNA was present due to Talon being his great grandfather). Basically, Batman told us how everything we've seen these past few issues happened. If that was all we would have gotten here, I'd have been mildly annoyed. As it is though, we got a great ending, which apparently heralds the start of the Night of the Owls storyline. So yeah, ending good, beginning not so good.
Score: 7 out of 10.