With his mind
shifting between hallucination and reality, Batman makes his
desperate move in the sixth chapter of "The Court of Owls." After
the mind-boggling events of last month, Scott Snyder is able to
maintain the emotional intensity at its highest levels through yet
another issue marked by agony and anguish, directed not just at the
main character, but also at the readers.
The most powerful moments in this installment were those where
Batman struggles to keep his mind clear as it toggles back and forth
from what's real to what's not; and later on, as he puts up a fight
trying not to drown literally and figuratively. Also worth of
mention are Batman's promise to the Court, the chilling last page of
the story, and of course, the use of creepy children; one can never
go wrong with that. Page by page, this issue was a worthy
continuation of last month's blockbuster.