After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls, a hidden society that has ruled Gotham City in secret for over a century, is real and they are a very lethal threat.
In Batman Vol 2: City of Owls ($24.99), Gotham’s caped vigilante protector has managed to escape the claws of the Court with his mind and body badly beaten and barely intact. The Dark Knight has scarcely won the battle with his deadly new aggressors, but certainly not the war.
The villains will threaten all that Batman holds dear: His secret identity. His home. His headquarters. His beliefs about both his friends and his enemies. With the Court’s deadly foot soldiers, the Talons, out to destroy him, the Dark Knight and his allies must now wage an all-out war for survival against the most dangerous predators he has ever encountered.
Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and brilliantly illustrated by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Jason Fabok, Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke, this volume collects Batman issues #8-12 and Batman Annual #1.
This 208 page hardcover edition hits comic shops on March 20th, 2013 and will be available in print and e-book on March 26th, 2013 everywhere that books are sold.