Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls
By Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Short Description: Follow Bats as he runs around Gotham City trying to solve a deadly mystery and not loose himself in the process.
This is not my first comic – but it is my first comic review. I thought I’d at least give it a try. Since comics are more visual then just words. I am going to share with you some of the images in the comic to give you a good idea of the graphics. So, here we go:
Storyline is strong and fast paced! It isn’t old school though (with the wham, bam POW) kinda thing. I wasn’t expecting that so it was fine for me.
I have read other comics by Scott Snyder and was really, really disappointed – granted it was a collaboration with Steven King – so I don’t know who’s head that would fall on. So honestly I was a little hesitant to start this one. But I needed my Batman fix since none of the new games have come out yet or movies or anything. Plus, it was the batman anniversary or something and you can’t beat 1.99 comic!
This Comic did not disappoint tho! I think the story line and the awesome graphics made this a very strong graphic novel. I like how Batman isn’t portrayed as being perfect either. At some point he clearly loses it and has to talk himself sane basically.
It was dark. It gave me some really weird and screwed up dreams while I was reading it. I’d fall asleep on it and wake up all disorientated and just down right moody from the weird dreams it gave me. I wouldn’t recommend this for small children.
The Graphics are what really sold this story for me though. LOVED them!
Parts of it I got a little confused and lost. I’m not sure if that was the intention since Bats was technically losing his mind. And if they wanted the reader to actually have those same feelings I’m not sure.
Batman looks fat to me in some of the drawings. He looks so... square in the face. That isn't how I picture him in my head. He reminds me of frat boys in college and that isn't how I want my Batman draw personally. I'm done with college. ha ha! I want a mature debonair kinda Batman.
Now this part has nothing to do with the comic – just amazon’s comic mobi file version. It was really frustrating when some of the pages wouldn’t load right on my kindle fire. When I view it on my laptop it looks fantastic and works fine (with the up and down arrow keys – not the side to side keys like when you turn the page).
Four Out of Five Stars.
If you enjoy dark, real characters (the mental struggle poor bats went through) – Read this.
If you like comics that the graphics ROCK and pull you in – Read this.
If you love Batman and have played the video games – Read this.
If you want to see some kick butt crime fighting – Read this.