This issue mainly served as exposition to set up the big event coming up, but it was still awesome. I loved the way that Snyder returned to the origin, with the whole bat bursting through the window thing, and went back to show us that the bat that so inspired Bruce Wayne was immediately eaten by an owl. Heavy symbolism, but it worked very well and Capullo drew the hell out of that page. The revelation behind Talon and his link to Dick Grayson was also cool, I like how Batman had inadvertently made an enemy of the Court years ago and never knew it. Although it’s pretty ridiculous that Batman could just smack Dick in the face and knock out the exact tooth that contained the Owl coin. He’s good, but he’s not that good. This is a really great story, and I can’t wait to see it go up another level next month with ‘Night Of The Owls’. Oh yeah, and who was that girl who rescued Batman from the ice? It seemed like he knew her, but I have no idea!