Every week, I’ll be bringing you a comic book cover that I feel eclipses others out there—to the point I might just have to own it!
The BadAss Comic Book Cover for this week is for Batman: Volume 1: The Court of Owls. It is the new hardcover collection of the first six/seven issues of the new 52 run for Batman. When the 52 was first announced by DC Comics, I immediately latched onto Batman because of its creative team. Scott Snyder is a fantastic writer and the art of Greg Capullo is as good as anyone’s in the business. It made for a badass creative team and that has led to some unbelievable covers for the run. Not to mention great storytelling with the Court of Owls.
Why do I love this cover though? It’s the Issue #1 cover, for starters, Batman surrounded by the villainy of Gotham City. It’s Batman kicking ass. It’s an unconventional Batman pose, yet it works. It’s the new costume. It’s the action, the color scheme, and the setting—down and dirty on all accounts. It’s Batman punch slapping and kicking at the same exact time. It’s the various villain surrounding him and making them out—Scarecrow, Riddler, etc. Not to mention I love the new logo. All in all, it is a wonderful cover for a great new series.
Here is a bit more about Batman: Volume 1:
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Page Count: 176
U.S. Price: 24.99
On Sale Date: May 9 2012
Trim Size: Comic
The Story: Following his groundbreaking, critically acclaimed run on DETECTIVE COMICS, writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire) begins a new era of The Dark Knight with artist Greg Capullo (Spawn) and a new beginning for BATMAN! In this hardcover collecting the first six issues, a series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman’s closest allies – Dick Grayson!
Batman: Volume 1: The Court of Owls is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…