Talon #16

Talon #16

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Jorge Lucas Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Calvin Rose must find a Lazarus Pit to bring himself back from the dead. But first he must fight another undead villain with the same notions: Lord Death Man!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Feb 26, 2014

    With Calvin Rose's solo adventures wrapping up next month, it's hard to say where this final arc will take him, and whether or not he'll be granted life once more, but Tim Seeley's conclusion to the series has definitely started off well. As I mentioned above, this plot was ripe with easy opportunities for Calvin's motivation towards becoming "alive" once more, but instead of the easy way out, we're given a deeper motivation that feels authentic by playing towards Calvin's life as an escape artist and what makes him tick. Keeping in theme of taking the easy way out, what makes this issue more satisfying is by paying that extra attention to the details, it's easy to believe that unlike many New 52 titles that have just ended on an abrupt, flat note, Talon could possibly end with some well thought out closure, which would be great, given how consistently good this title has been. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Feb 26, 2014

    It's a fun issue that does a great job of summing up the 16 issues that came before it and sets up a really fascinating storyline involving Lord Death Man. However, I have doubts that the next (and final) issue can bring this tale to a satisfying conclusion. Readers may want to wait it out and see if issue #17 makes it all worth their while. Still, on its own, issue #16 is a fairly enjoyable one and writer Tim Seeley has a great handle on these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Mar 4, 2014

    Talon #16 isn't trying to be Watchmen. It's not trying to be Starman, or All-Star Superman, or even New X-Men. This is just a sturdy little story " the sort of story you tell when you've got time to kill before you're canceled " and, for what it is, it's pretty good. I'm not sure if that's getting it a higher or a lower score than it would otherwise receive, but for any faults, I want to see where Lucas and Seeley take this. That's a win. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 27, 2014

    Talon #16 is fun, but unnecessary.  Tim Seeley is given the task to end a tale that already ended and against all odds, does a fairly good job.  Fans of the book will probably read this and next months finale, but new readers should just go back and read the excellent first arc. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Mar 5, 2014

    I've been hoping about since the book started that we'd see Talon do something that wasn't connected to the Court of Owls. We finally get that. And, while I hope they get everything straightened out with Casey and her daughter, I'm just as glad for them to be mostly off screen for an issue or two. Read Full Review

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