Night of the Owls (The New 52)
By Various; (Illustrator)
(DC Comics, Hardcover, 9781401237738, 368pp.)
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
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A NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER
As evil spreads across Gotham City, Batman's allies, including Red Robin, Batwing, Robin, Batgirl, the Birds of Prey, Nightwing and even Catwoman find themselves in a battle coming from all sides. The Court of Owls have shown their hand, and it's up to the collective effort of these heroes, some more unlikely than others, in this sprawling tale of corruption and violence.
This epic springs from the pen of Scott Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR and AMERICAN VAMPIRE, as well as creators Judd Winick, David Finch, Peter J. Tomasi, Pat Gleason, Tony Daniel, Scott Lobdell, Duane Swierczynski, JH Williams III, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray!
BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS collects ALL-STAR WESTERN #9, BATMAN #8-9, BATMAN ANNUAL #1, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9, BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS #9, BATGIRL #9, BATWING #9, BIRDS OF PREY #9, NIGHTWING #8-9, BATMAN AND ROBIN #9, CATWOMAN #9 and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9
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, as well as BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING.
PRAISE FOR DC COMICS—THE NEW 52 BATMAN TITLES:
"A+. The hero's got personality (and is unafraid to release a quip as sharp as a Batarang), a horde of supervillains, gumption to spare and a whole host of high-tech gadgetry to suitably impress longtime fans and those new to the Dark Knight."—USA Today
"[Writer Scott Snyder] pulls from the oldest aspects of the Batman myth, combines it with sinister-comic elements from the series' best period, and gives the whole thing terrific forward-spin by setting up an honest-to-gosh mystery for Batman to solve."—Entertainment Weekly
"Brilliant.... This is a modernization of Silver Age optimism replacing camp with today's dialogue expectations of introspection and smart wit.... Pure comic gold."—Ain't It Cool News