Taking place in the
middle of Batman #9, and right after the events of Detective Comics
#9, the caped crusader tries to protect mayoral candidate Lincoln
March from the deadly attack of a Talon. The story has some flaws,
starting with its premise. The issue had been solicited as the
return of Red Robin to the Bat-books, which was a thrilling prospect
for Tim Drake's fans; and he did show up... in one panel.
The plot also points out that Batman had fought a Talon early in his
career; which was an unnecessary move, considering that his denial
of the Court's existence was a big part of the opening chapters of
the saga. This Talon's characterization and origin, however, were
superbly done, just as good as the one Batgirl fought. David Finch
does a great job on this action-oriented tale with powerful artwork
and detailed panels. Although tightly connected to the main event,
it still felt like filler.