Talon #2

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

What is THE TOMB OF THE UNWORTHY? How might the surviving members of The Court of Owls use it to destroy Calvin Rose once and for all? Introducing an assassin even more dangerous than Talon!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 28, 2012

    This issue is great not only because it introduces readers to the relationship between Sebastian and Calvin, but it also presents us with their very different means to the same end. Both characters want the Court of Owls eradicated, but both have very ideals. While Sebastian looks at their attack on the Court from a larger perspective, Calvin is very much focused on what the Court did to him, personally. These are two very interesting and very different perspectives and it's great to see them butt heads in this issue as a result. Both characters are interesting, the dynamic of their interactions are exciting, and that's a big reason why this issue was such a great read. This is a great start to a new series and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what else the creative team has in store for us in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Nov 28, 2012

    So far, this book is three for three. Now that we're really getting into Calvin's quest, I'm really enjoying the expansion of the Court mythos, which despite introducing the concept, Batmandidn't touch upon enough, I feel like. As said above, Calvin is just an awesome character, and the shaky relationship he has with Sebastian is really interesting, and rather unpredictable. I'll say it again, this is hands down the best book to come out of the third wave. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Dec 3, 2012

    I didn't expect this comic to be as good as it is, but Talon is engaging for both its story and art. Snyder and Tynion are successfully building a mythos that will drive the first arc, and keep readers interested in the series, and with impressive art by Juan Ryp, I can't find any major flaws with the issue. Clearly, the "Court of Owls" was only the beginning of something larger, and as it slowly distances itself from its source material, Talon only gets better with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 4, 2012

    Some superb art and a small lift in the writing equals a solid issue, even if it is just a hopeless spin-off. Definitely one for Night of the Owls fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 28, 2012

    Speaking of which, Guillem March is absent this month, with Juan Jose Ryp filling in as penciller. Ryp's work is impressive in terms of its intricate detail and carefully rendered characters. It isn't just the figures that receive this methodical treatment, but even small background details like wall paneling and rivets. Unfortunately, Ryp's style lacks the quality that so distinguishes March's -- the smooth, dynamic flow of motion and energy. The action tends to feel stiff and lifeless even as Ryp renders every panel to an amazing level of detail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Wombat Nov 30, 2012

    The Court of Owls may have sentenced him to die, but Talon gets a pass in my book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Nov 29, 2012

    While this issue wasnt as enjoyable as the previous two, Talon is still a series to keep an eye on. James Tynion IV has already proven to be an immensely talented writer and the the arrival of Calvin Roses first true big baddie definitely presents some intrigue as this young series moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 1, 2012

    Talon #2 is an OK book. I might or might not pick up the  next issue if I have any change from my usual pull list next week, though I doubt it.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 1, 2012

    I'm going to keep reading, because this book has a lot of potential. The art was very good, nice and detailed how I like. But as of right now, the series is very mediocre. Calvin is a hero type we've seen before, and Sebastian does not make for a compelling supporting cast. I'd like to see Talon branch out into more heroic entanglements. Like a recent episode of Arrow, where Oliver Queen learned to fight all crime instead of just pursue his vendetta. That sort of story would work well for Talon, I think. I'm definitely going to maintain my faith in this series and hope for the best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Barron Network - R.Barron Nov 28, 2012

    MY MAJOR concern about Talon is that the story may become stale. I mean how many times are we going to see Calvin find a new Talon and defeat them all while hearing there life story? I love action sequence as much as the next guy but I hope this series doesnt turn into wash and repeat. Another issue I had with Talon #2 was the drop off in the quality of Art. While reading I kept thinking this cant be the same artist but then I realized it wasnt. In Talon #1 we had Guillem March but in Talon #2 we have Juan Jose Rypneedless to say I want Guillem Back! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 3, 2012

    Talon-on-Talon action makes for an interesting enough fight, but the stakes in this story are not high or intimate enough to process them as anything more than collateral: bits of story present for the sake of progressing the grander narrative. Additionally, Rose's accomplishments don't strike me as impressive. The story is a little Indiana Jones, a bit Batman and a little more Nightwing, but not enough of a variation or blend from those sources. I can certainly see the appeal "Talon" may have to Batfans looking for more Court of Owls stuff, but personally, Calvin Rose doesn't offer anything more for me that I couldn't find in the pages of "Nightwing." While "Talon" #2 is a decent comic book, I don't think it does enough to separate itself from so many other comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    hatmasta Dec 4, 2012

    So Guillem March is missing from art after TWO - repeat TWO - issues. WHAT?! In all honesty, I like Ryp's work better than March's (and it's great in this issue), but the mere fact that we have an artist switch after two issues is absurd. That fact dropped my score by a whole point. In terms of writing/story: I just seem to be having trouble getting onboard with the overarching story with Talon. The whole plot of "getting back" at the Court of Owls just feels played. Batman took care of them, and the few left just need to go away. Talon would be much better facing new enemies and experiences instead of having a series completely based on fighting remnants of the last central Batman story arc. The characters are bleh. I'm on the verge of dro more

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