Talon #17

Talon #17

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Jorge Lucas Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Calvin Rose and Anya must defeat Lord Death Man, but theres another master of death in the mix, the key to LDMs plans: Dr. Darrk! Will Calvin Rose finally be resurrected, or will the Talon succumb to eternal Death?

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Mar 26, 2014

    Talon was a great book, and I'm really happy to see that despite a writer taking over with the last two issues, it came to a conclusion with thought and care rather than someone hastily slapping something together at the last minute. Tim Seeley managed to not only write an entertaining conclusion (aided by Lord Death Man's gleeful madness) but also figured out a way to tie all the elements he was working with together to cap off all the great work that has been done defining who Calvin Rose is as a character, all the way back from issue #0.  While I'm sad to see this book go, it definitely went out on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Mar 26, 2014

    Talon #17 is a great finish to this series that had a lot going for it, despite it being a spin-off. While there were some minor problems here and there, the writing was strong enough to overcome whatever issue and the series even had a decent artist to close everything out. Ultimately, Talon was a great little series that not everyone checked out, which is a shame. It is very much worth your time reading and I look forward to where Calvin Rose ends up next, which apparently is Batman Eternal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Mar 27, 2014

    Now, of course I am a fan of the series and I am sad to let it go. I do have a gripe with this final issue. Every writer tries to find ways to make their characters more cool and more interesting. This can be done with powers, enemies, and intense moments. Sometimes it works, like in an earlier Talon comic, Calvin Rose slips a pair of hand cuffs Batman created that not even Batman could escape. Infamously, the classic television show Happy Days tried to do this with the Fonz. The notorious Jump the Shark episode, and concept, was created. In this issue, Calvin Rose literally throws a shark at Lord Death Man. Im not sure if it was in an attempt to be cool, funny, or some combination of the two, but I felt it really "Tossed the Shark." Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Mar 27, 2014

    I had my doubts about the series getting a 2nd ending with someone other than its original creator pulling the strings, but Tim Seeley's finale was actually more fun and more satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Mar 27, 2014

    Overall, its been a great journey for Calvin Rose, if one of mixed qualities. For me, hes been one of the best original characters to come out of the New 52 and itll be really interesting to see what kind of role he plays in Batman Eternal and hopefully its a good one. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 27, 2014

    Talon #17 is an OK ending to a really good book.  Though I thought Talon lost it's focus a while back, I still think it was a highlight of the New 52.  This issue ties up some loose ends and ties it in with the greater DCU. I just wish the story and art were as strong as Calvin and company deserved. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Mar 29, 2014

    It's a strange ending for one of the New 52's most interesting titles. This is certainly not a must-read issue, but Talon's second conclusion fills the role admirably and demonstrates the untapped potential of these characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Mar 30, 2014

    DC has a penchant for cancelling series in their prime or when fans are most intrigued by them. Talon is not one of those series. It's hard to not feel like this series should never have been and will, most likely, be forgotten by time. On one hand, it's a shame because of how well it started but in the end, this is a series I'll be happy to forget about. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Collectors - Wayland Smith Apr 1, 2014

    They made a big point of making Talon part of Batman, Inc a little bit ago, so I suspect we'll be seeing him again. It was a book that started strong and faded out as it went. I had some high hopes for it. I guess we'll see what the future holds for Calvin Rose and his band of adventurers. Read Full Review

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