Written by: Scott Snyder
Pencils and inks by: Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion
Published by: DC Comics
Synopsis: It’s finally all come down to this, the finale to the Court of Owls story arc. Batman finds himself squaring off against Talon Lincoln March who revealed in the last issue he is actually Bruce’s long lost brother, Thomas Wayne Jr.
That was a great twist in the spirit of the New 52’s new look at the DC characters. Why not give Bruce a brother? They duke it out as Lincoln, now believed to be a Wayne, cries over the hard life he had to endure growing up as the rejected Wayne brother. He goes a bit too emo for me, but his point is made. The fight ends with the Talon’s supposed death, though no body is found all but guaranteeing his return in the future. Afterwards Bruce has a discussion with Dick Grayson about these events and gives a little insight as to why the role of Robin is so integral to Batman’s existence.
The art here is good, though at times Glapion’s dark, muddled colors can make the action scenes a bit confusing. Overall this was a good way to end the Court of Owls arc, though I’m quite certain we will see them along with Lincoln in the future.