Talon #10

Talon #10

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Miguel A Sepulveda Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Can Calvin escape Santa Prisca, the most dangerous island on the planet? Or will he fall at the hands of its ruler, Bane?

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 25, 2013

    This might seem like an average review to the casual reader, but it's probably just because, even though not a whole lot happens in this issue, it's finally one that makes me look forward to the next part. I've been saying for months that I had faith in Tynion as a solo writer, and that is why I liked this issue so much. Because, just like other "new faces" of the New 52, he's finally proving me right. He does deserve his own book. He's making Calvin his own character and he's unapologetically owning each and every single scene with Bane. I just can't wait for the final showdown. It's going to be fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jul 24, 2013

     Despite the cover, Bane is a tad bit under utilized in this issue, and that's a bummer... But despite the lack of solid Bane action, this issue continues to deliver on fun action and well defined characters, one of whom is probably the strongest characterized woman of color in the DCU at the moment, though entirely taken for granted.  Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jul 24, 2013

    It's a rather quick read that I enjoyed quite a bit especially since we didn't get bogged down with a crossover like last month. The artwork is also much improved over what we saw in issue #9, but there's still a fill-in artist whose work doesn't complement Sepulveda's style very well and it disrupted the flow of the book for me. However, there's more than enough action and a very intriguing plot involving Bane here to satisfy readers. If we could just get some consistent artwork then I think the book will finally back on track after Birds of Prey derailed things. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 25, 2013

    The art quality is again mixed as Miguel Sepulveda is joined by Szymon Kudranski. Aside from some irregularities in the relative proportions of his characters, Sepulveda's art captures the bloody and surreal tone of the script well. Kudranski's style makes for a fairly jarring shift, unfortunately, and the storytelling is pretty weak and unclear in his pages. Visually, the series remains on rocky footing after the departure of Guillem March. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 25, 2013

    Those people wanting to see Bane fight the Court will be disappointed.  What they will get instead is a so-so story made even worse by the craziest art transition I can remember.  I have loved Talon since the first issue, but this issue is hard to recommend.  I can only hope that Tynion gets the story back on track and that Sepulveda can finish a whole book himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Jacob Torres Jul 27, 2013

    The biggest problem that this issue had was that it failed to engage or connect with the reader, who was treated as a third-party spectator as opposed to being in the head of the protagonist. This style of storytelling created an uncomfortable disconnect. The most successful scenes concerned Casey Washington. Thats not to say this was a bad issue. While others may enjoy this issue more, I found Talon #10 underwhelming. Hopefully next months issue will be more engaging and, with luck, showcase the big rematch between Calvin Rose and Bane. Read Full Review

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