Talon #4

Talon #4

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Talon battles his past and future in Metropolis! Things are getting tense for Calvin Rose as he tries to escape Metropolis without losing the reason he left the Court of Owls in the first place. But standing in his way is one of the Court’s most lethal weapons!

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 30, 2013

    The At the end of the day, this book is just fun. We've gotten a full arc by now, and I've got to say, any worry I had about being burnt out on the Court of Owls by now is long gone. It works because this isn't Batman. If we still had Bruce going up against the owls 17 months later, it would be VERY old by now, but since Tynion, Snyder and March have brought us an entertaining new character, it works with the different perspective. This issue really gives us that clear picture of who Calvin Rose is, and why he does what he does. Great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 2, 2013

    We only met Casey and her team last issue and already one of them is dead and most of them are in the wind. This is what I mean by this story moving too quickly. I think Talon's battle with the Butcher is perfect for an opening story arc, but everything else is moving far too quickly. We barely know Calvin Rose as a character and already he's got a mysterious benefactor who knows all the secrets of the Court of Owls, he's already gotten back together with his ex-girlfriend, and supporting characters we barely know are already dead. An issue and a half to get to know a character is not enough time for his murder at the hands of the villain to have any kind of emotional impact. But oh well. This is still an exciting comic and I am enjoying Talon immensely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 30, 2013

    Overall this was a good issue. The story is pretty action packed and the structure and layout are relatively well organized. I think that there is a lot of great set-up for a solid rivalry between Calvin and The Butcher, and based on that last page, I doubt we've seen the last of him. It will be interesting to see the interactions between these two develop, Overall, pretty solid story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - TaliAdina Feb 13, 2013

    As I've said before this series is fantastic. I'm enjoying the writing and the artwork. I think the plot is very intriguing. I look forward to what's in store for the rogue Talon from the creative team. And I think you should too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme O'Brien Feb 14, 2013

    With a more than satisfactory opening arc, I can't wait to see how this series progresses over the coming months. Who knows, we might even see a guest appearance from everyone's favourite billionaire playboy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 30, 2013

    Fortunately, Guillem March remains on board for this issue to chronicle the big fight in all its bloody detail. Although there's not much blood to be had. The problem with such a pretty, attractive art style is that the characters never lose their good looks even when their faces are being smashed into cars. They don't bleed so much as sweat red. But regardless, March's art is powerful and dynamic, with the characters looking as though they're primed to explode right out of the panel and into your face at any given moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 30, 2013

    Talon has become something of a guilty pleasure for me. Its not the most sophisticated or inspired series, but it has some real charisma and spirit that make it worth reading. Maybe this title isnt for everybody, but Ive been thoroughly enjoying it. I would recommend that every DC Comics fan at least give this series a shot. Its still early in the game, so now is a great time to jump on board. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Feb 1, 2013

    I don't think this was the best issue so far though, it felt to predictable, right up to the last reveal. It doesn't make this a bad issue, but it's also not as good as this series has been in it's short history. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 3, 2013

    All my old doubts about the series have come rushing back with this formulaic issue, taking away every promising feature it introduced last month. Read Full Review

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