Monday, February 20, 2012

(NEWS) Batman: Night of the Owls Event

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Coming up this summer, DC Comics will launch it's first true crossover event for it's 'New 52' line of titles. Based around Scott Snyder's current arc on Batman titled "The Court of Owls", the multi-title crossover will be called "Night of the Owls" and will encompass most of the Batman-related titles currently offered by DC.

For the past week, Comic Book Resources rebranded it's normal Batman coverage column as 'The Owl Signal' and offered daily interviews with creators who will be contributing to the upcoming event. The first article in the series featured Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Mike Marts discussing their role in creating the prelude story to the entire event and how the Court grew into a much bigger idea than originally anticipated. The second in the series revealed that Dick Grayson would be receiving two tie-in issues with Nightwing and how Batman's former protege plays a major role in the story's events.

And the owl-related fun isn't restricted to just one time period! Writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey will be expanding the Court's influence to the 1880's in All-Star Western #9. In their own interview, the writing dup discuss how they fit the "Night of the Owls" concept into the adventures of Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham naturally and how it connects to present-day events. Comic Book Resources has done a fantastic job chronicling the creative influences behind DC's first crossover for the 'New 52' and it's worth checking out.

"Night of the Owls" will extend to such titles as Batman and Robin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Catwoman, Batwing, Red Hood and The Outlaws, and Birds of Prey. Starting in May, I'll be doing special coverage of all titles related to the event. Articles concerning the event will be titled with (OWL WATCH) tag.

- Jay

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