Talon #3

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Talon’s secret history in Manhattan is explored while Calvin Rose searches for an important figure from his past. Plus, what is the mysterious organization that has ties to Talon?

  • 8.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Jan 7, 2013

    I can honestly say I can hardly wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 2, 2013

    James Tynion IV significantly boosts the cast of characters this month as he explores the history between Calvin and his former lover Casey and then brings Casey's clandestine organization into the forefront in the present day. Part of me feels that both Calvin and Sebastian could use further fleshing out before adding so many ancillary characters to the book, but for now the ensemble approach injects the mission with an extra dose of excitement. My one real complaint with the script this month is that the transitions between certain scenes can be a little jarring, and in one case I mistakenly thought Tynion had launched back into a flashback for a moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 5, 2013

    But oh well. It's their comic and they can tell the story however they want. I'm definitely enjoying it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 2, 2013

    TALON may be oozing from the pages of Night of the Owls in BATMAN but you can see how easily this book can stand on its own. More and more, I want to see just that. I don't want to see Batman pop into this series just yet even though we all know it has to happen eventually. James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder are carving out a great corner of the DCU and with all the new characters we're seeing, it's definitely earning the right to stand alone. We do see some mentions of Batman elements that feel a little forced but it is understandable and serves to remind us of the world Calvin is in. Guillem March is great at capturing both the big action as well as the scenes of conversation. I can't wait to see what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 2, 2013

    Calvin Rose may be the star of the book, but he was definitely out-shined this issue. Perhaps a little too much? I don't know, while I thought the issue was really good, I felt it almost needed a touch more Calvin to balance out the great reintroduction we got to Casey. Issue was pretty light on the actual Court too. DESPITE ALL THAT, I'm coming off more negative than I mean to. Great issue, as fun as the first few, just didn't have that extra spark I found in the earlier ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 7, 2013

    If this issue is an example of what we can expect to come from Talon, then it may prove itself as more than just a cravenly exploitive series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 2, 2013

    Talon is not shaking things up, nor is it reinventing the wheel. Its just a solid action comic with tons of intrigue and promise. This series is doing a fantastic job of setting itself apart from its Batman roots, while still keeping it connected to the Batman universe. Talon may not be Shakespeare or Hemingway, but its entertaining nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 2, 2013

    I say that knowing plenty of people won't be. There are plenty of people who have higher standards for their comics, people who will cultivate a more rarified pull-list who require greater stakes than what Snyder and Tynion have to offer. They're not wrong. But in a lot of ways, Talon takes us back to the visceral charm of old-school superhero books, that kind of cool stuff for cool stuff's sake that's made palatable because it looks so cool on the page. Sometimes a comic doesn't have to be all-enduring, sometimes a series doesn't have to revolutionize the genre. Sometimes 20 pages of stylish, unapologetic fun are all you need. And if that's what you're looking for, Talon definitely delivers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - Graeme O'Brien Jan 7, 2013

    Although not as fast-paced as last issue and definitely not as pleasing to the eye, it is an important issue for the progression of the story and sometimes a comic doesnt have to be all-out action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 7, 2013

    "Talon" #3 is still a fun book, but I feel like we've needing a little bit more in this series as a whole. Is this the moment where that something extra arrives? I'm hoping so. For now it's still nice, but I want this book to be great, and for that we'll need a stronger core concept to move it forward. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Jan 8, 2013

    When I first heard of the concept behind Talon, I was gung-ho for a dark revenge-esque type story or at least something Batman-based that manages to hold on it's own. Yet, as the series has gone on, there is very little I haven't seen before. The art is nice and the story is passing, but this book doesn't particularly stand out from the other issues in this series or from anything else that DC is currently putting out. I keep waiting for Snyder and Tynion to step up their game and that has yet to happen. I'm giving them one more issue before I decide to move on to something else altogether. Read Full Review

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