This is it. "The
Court of Owls" reaches its thrilling conclusion as Batman and Thomas
Wayne Jr. go at it for the future of Gotham. Just because Batman
chooses to believe things are a certain way, it does not mean they
are, and this is the most important outcome of this amazing saga; a
humbling lesson that will make him an even better hero and human
being. The final confrontation with Thomas was loaded with action
from start to finish, although the typical villain rant went on for
a little too long, and the open ended conclusion was too reminiscent
-as I feared- of "Hush."
Court has also made
of Greg Capullo a household name in comics; without a doubt his work
in this classic has elevated his status to that of a maestro; every
panel of his shows the dedication and love he put into the story.
Eleven issues of uninterrupted, beautiful artwork is seldom found
anymore; this guy is through and through, as much a hero as those he
brings to life with his pencils. Best arc ever!