Batman, Vol. 2: The City of Owls, writer Scott Snyder, penciller Greg Capullo
Finished reading on May 4th, 2014
In The City of Owls we find out what happens from where the previous volume left off – Batman having to deal with… spoilers (continue below if you don’t mind spoilers) . As the story progresses and finds a surprising solution and the solution ends with a twist, we go a bit further away from Batman and get to know a little bit more about the family of Alfred – the Waynes’ butler.
The illustrations are cool and since Batman has a stubble for the whole volume, you wouldn’t even notice his non-existent cheeks 🙂
In general not quite as interesting as the first volume.
Spoilers start here…
In the last volume Batman was left with a lot of bad guys on the loose and they’re all out to get important people of the city. However they’re dealt with quickly enough and we dive into a story in which a candidate for mayor – Lincoln March is actually Bruce Wayne’s brother who was shut up in an asylum. Isn’t that interesting. But there’s a twist – apparently March isn’t quite sane, as we can read about what really happened and whether or not Bruce had a brother. And then there come the story of Alfred’s family, which takes up quite a lot of space, and Batman can have a rest from fighting with bad guys.