Talon #7

Talon #7

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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If the Court of Owls isn't responsible for killing Talon, then who is?

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Apr 24, 2013

    This is how you end an arc, just a great cliffhanger, with a true "this changes everything" ending, because everything is changed. The main character is fucking dead! Now, he'll probably get the full Talon treatment (and by probably, I mean absolutely, look at the next cover), but still, that's a big deal. You have a character who just got his neck snapped, then he's gonna be an undead freak. Crazy! Ahhhh, this book is so good. Shame on you if you're not reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill May 2, 2013

    So unless Calvin Rose seriously just died, (which, come on" it's a comic book!) we have a purpose. Or, rather, a more clear one. I am excited to go back and give the first six issues (and the issue zero origin comic) a second read. And I am really excited to see what happens next. That being said, it's not quite my favorite Batman book yet, but man is Talon getting there. Keep up the good work, guys! You've finally won me over! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Apr 25, 2013

    All you need to know is that longtime Talon fans should be pleased and newcomers should wait for the trade. It's a heck of a lot of fun, well illustrated, and Bane does indeed come back in a big way with an act that shoots him way up the ranks of New 52 villainy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 27, 2013

    Is Calvin really dead? That's a total bummer. The teaser for the next issue reads Talon: R.I.P.? So it might be true. That probably means he's going to be brought back to life as a traditional Talon, and that just sounds bogus. I don't want to read about Calvin Rose as some kind of immortal zombie. That's just icky. Especially since we haven't even reached 10 issues of him as a normal, flesh and blood person. Talon is a fun comic. The lead character is a cool guy. But this series is just out of control. In short order, Calvin met Sebastian, who revealed all of the secrets of the Court. He reunited with his lost girlfriend, and quickly gained and lost a whole supporting cast of fellow heroes, and now he finds out his mentor is a bad guy, and he's murdered. All of this stuff is happening too quickly! But as I've said before, that's probably because Talon is always in danger of being cancelled. Still, it was an entertaining issue, just with a depressing cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 28, 2013

    Guillem March handles the action scenes with confidence, literally taking Calvin to the skies at some points before dragging him back to street level. His Batman is actually frightening, a true Dark Knight, mostly put in place to remind us that the Court of Owls aren't the only power in Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ryan Utterback May 8, 2013

    A good read if you've been following the series, but potentially confusing for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme O'Brien Jul 22, 2013

    Apart from a minor problem with the logic of one element of the story, this issue was certainly a great one, easily living up to its advertised WTF-inducing plot twist. Lets hope the same level of storytelling and artwork continues for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 25, 2013

    James Tynion IV isn't redefining the industry with any big new ideas, but his pacing works fine as he throws in a number of antagonists for Talon to face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 26, 2013

    "Talon" #7 is a solid issue; the book hasn't gotten to "you must read this" status, but it's a pleasant comic each month and there's always something in an issue to recommend its existence. Hopefully when Tynion takes the writing reins all on his own next month, we'll continue to get that feel. For now, though, this is a good conclusion to Snyder's time on the book, and where it goes from here is anyone's guess. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - rzochoa Apr 29, 2013

    There are many more revelations regarding Calvin's past, but the same ground has been covered with the character of Dick Grayson over in Snyder's Batman. While this is expected because both Calvin and Dick share a history with the Court of Owls, it was handled better here. Revealing that his entire life had been manipulated by the man who became his mentor was a moment that makes your hands eager to turn the page. Read Full Review

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