More than the
closing chapter for "Night of the Owls," this issue is the anchor
for the entire event, piecing together several of its tie-ins into a
cohesive, understandable, big picture. The backup feature "The Fall
of the House of Wayne" in the meantime, starts a significant retcon
and makes bold changes to Bruce's childhood, all told from an
unexpected, but compelling point of view.
The most impacting
element in the main story is the development involving Lincoln
March, which is still giving me a bad feeling about the possible
outcome of the arc; his character is becoming too similar to Tommy
Elliot a.k.a. Hush, so I am crossing my fingers in hopes that my
concerns are unfounded. Capullo and Albuquerque render the great
writing into distinctive and flawless art, making of this issue yet
another hit in the overall "Court of Owls" saga. Nice variant cover
by Dale Keown.