Talon #1 Review

Talon #1  | Writer: James Tynion IV & Scott Snyder | Art: Guillem March | Colors: Tomeu Morey |Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $2.99

Last month’s Zero issue introduced the world to Calvin Rose, a former Talon of the Court of Owls who escaped their ranks.

He’s been on the run for many years, hoping for the day he can stop looking around every corner. Batman’s assault on the Court has brought a curious Rose back to Gotham City, the one place he vowed never to return.

This was exceptionally well written from beginning to end. The construction of the plot that brings Rose back into the Court’s backyard will satiate the readers thirst for more Owl drama.

Guillem March’s artwork flawlessly depicted action, emotion and suspense.

All of this builds to Rose’s realization that running is not the answer and he needs to take the fight to the Owls in order to end their reign of terror over his life.

We don’t know too much about Calvin Rose right now, but more will be revealed as the months go on. If you read Scott Synder’s Batman/Owl story arc, you know how deadly a Talon can be and Rose being a former Talon who actually escaped their grasp makes him an him extremely talented and dangerous.

Grade: A

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