Ok finale finished reading the tie-ins. Haven’t read this story since it came out and it still holds up in my opinion. Really glad I finally read these tie-ins as well. Having always loved this story and wishing they would give us a story focusing on the Court and Talons through the ages, I feel I got a tease of what that would look like with these issues. Almost bitter sweet though because now even more so I would love to have a time piece going through their origins and rise through Gotham with mini arcs focusing on different Talons. But this will do for now.
This was a good tie in and really like the back story for this Talon. It was a touching panel near the end when the Talon lets Batgirl know why she didn’t finish her off earlier in the story. Also I am not familiar with Ardian Syaf art at least not by name, but really liked it.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #9
This tie-in felt a little unnessacary but it was not a bad issue overall. It’s saving grace for me was the parts giving the background on the Talon featured in this story though. Another artist I’m not familiar with Kenneth Rocafort, I did like his work though. I never read this title and wonder if anyone knows if Jason actually did kill him? Has he ever resurfaced in their stories?
This was another good one for me. William Cobb’s story is well done.
All-Star Western #9
This one felt unneeded to me but as a standalone issue it’s ok.
Detective Comics #9
While I liked the part with Batman in Arkham, this issue just felt like unneeded filler. The story with Two Face while not the worst, I could have gone without reading it.
Batman: The Dark Knight #9
I did like this one and thought that the Talon featured in this one was interesting.
Birds of Prey #9
Ok for me this one sucked and felt pointless all around. I get that they wanted to show that all the characters in Gotham were having to deal with the Talons but this one was just boring.
Batman Annual #1
I did like this one and remembered most of it from when it came out. The fate of Victors mother was said but I liked how the wound on her hands for the snowmans eyes was used to resemble his cold goggles. I did forget the “twist” about how Nora was not actually his wife.
The tortured soul aspect to this Talon was good and I did read this run up till half way into the Gotham underground story, but I don’t remember if they ever explained what happened to that Talon she left on the roof top of the GCPD in this run or Batmans. Don’t think she knew about his healing factor. Maybe he could have escaped before someone got to him.
I liked how they wrapped things up for this story overall. I remember there being a plot dealing with someone claiming to be Bruce’s brother but for the life of me could not remember what it was from. I felt like that plot came out of nowhere. They made it relevant to the story and did ok with it. I think it would have been a better ending to have had Batman find the Court members dead and left it a mystery with what happened to the money from their bank accounts/who else may be involved and saved it for a later story.
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