08:38 pm in Gotham's Chinatown and the
Outlaws are on a stakeout in an attempt to save the Court's most
peculiar target yet: Mr. Freeze. A perfect issue for someone who is
not a follower of the series, this "Night of the Owls" tie-in is a
great conduit to introduce new readers to the Red Hood and his
friends. Arsenal is goofy, Starfire powerful and innocent, and the
Red Hood, as ambiguous and conflicted as they get. This trio is a
fun and adventurous gang, and worth of further inspection.
The thunder is stolen by artist Kenneth Rocafort, whose pencils and
quasi-rough style are reminiscent of departed comics star, Michael
Turner. Rocafort's Batgirl -who makes a cameo in the issue- is one
of the most beautiful I have seen. Speaking of, pages 2 and 3 depict
a beautiful and scary landscape covered in ice, and I knew I had
seen it before, so I did some digging and voilá, Uncanny X-Men #319
and #331 written by Scott Lobdell featured Iceman building equally
pretty and disturbing ice landscapes... I'm just saying.