I hope Batman doesn't decide to walk out on this comic like he walked off Justice League International #11.
If those are the kinds of cliche lines Thomas Wayne, Jr, is going to use, I sincerely hope he isn't the star of the new Talon series.
I know this is an old building but the walls! The fucking weak walls of Gotham! Batman gets smashed through four in a row here!
I'm sure this story is true, from Lincoln's point of view, is true. But it doesn't mean Martha was his mother. Perhaps she visited all of the children on the ward. His being born in the crash and his identity and being Bruce's brother: all of that could just be lies told to him by the Owls to create this living weapon that could take out the Batman. Seems a little late to help the Owls at this point. But whatever they did to Lincoln, they did it well. He's loony tunes. And then the trip down memory lane is over.
Although this falling scene is nice and lures me right back into the story. Sorry I left, Batman!
The Talon (Lincoln March or Thomas Wayne, does it matter?) sets a bunch of explosives in this building that was the centerpiece for Bruce's revamping of Gotham. He plans to bury himself and Batman in the rubble. Of course, he'd come back from death. But once again, he just talks and talks and talks and can't shut up until Bruce sees his chance and puts out his eyes. Bruce manages to get away as the building crumbles around him.
Later, as Bruce Wayne, he's discussing the building's destruction with Commissioner Gordon when Dick Grayson comes to visit.
Yes, Dick! Knock the old man out!
A lot of the scenes between Dick and Bruce are really nice. I love how Dick has become a peer and no a one time sidekick.
Maybe Dick can pay Alfred to beat Bruce with a cane while Bruce is sleeping.
And that's the finale of the Court of Owls! Until they come back, of course. Now on to the Jarvis Pennyworth story!
Jarvis dies at the hands of the Owls' Talon and the letter he was writing Alfred warning him away from the Wayne family burns in the fire that will be blamed for Jarvis' death. Nobody knows that this actually happened except the reader though. But even with the suspicion from recent events, Alfred knows everything he needs to know. Unlike Batman, he can accept the way things are without needing facts to back them up. He's content with knowing if the Owls had something to do with Jarvis' death, Batman's actions against the court are justice enough.
Batman #11 Rating: No change. Of course.