Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls , writer Scott Snyder, penciller Greg Capullo, inker Jonathan Glapion
Finished reading on April 22, 2014 (in about two hours)
This was my first Batman comic book I’ve read. And overall second comic book ever. Hooray for starting with some nerdy education!
I liked the story – it was quite mysterious and made me suspect totally innocent people in the comic book (but, hey, if the Batman movies are any indication, you have to watch out and not trust just about anyone in Gotham city).
In this comic book, there is a man found, murdered with a secret message hidden on the wall “Bruce Wayne will die tomorrow”, which naturally doesn’t sit too well with Batman. And then there are different signs and places were the imagery of owls creep up, and Batman is about to try and find out whether there ever has been and maybe still exists such a thing as the Court of Owls. What it’s all about you can read yourself.
It was cool, and the end definitely makes me want to find out what happens next.
I’ve never really given much thought to why I didn’t read comic books, probably because they never got in my way, and in general I tend to want the books I read (or at least buy) to have a lot of words and pictures aren’t really important.
The artwork in this one didn’t leave much of an impression on me except for being really bloody and Bruce Wayne not having any cheeks…
I liked the fancy technology though, and the quite imaginative (although not too realistic occasionally) science.
So in general I found it a pleasant reading experience, albeit a short one.
My favourite quote from this one:
“Tomorrow is just one dream away.”