Talon #5

Talon #5

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Talon vs. Felix Harmon, a.k.a. The Gotham Ripper! The bank heist goes terribly wrong. Who will make it out aliveand who is already dead?! The Talons secret hideout is in dangerand so are all the people in it!

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 27, 2013

    This issue has the distinction of being the first to touch on the Batman family and their response to Calvin's war on the Court of Owls. As it turns out, though, this material feels a bit out of place and unnecessary. This series doesn't need stronger ties to the Batman franchise to thrive. It has all the building blocks it needs for a good, solid shelf life at this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 1, 2013

    I like that we're actually getting a supporting cast for Calvin outside of Sebastian, and likewise it's fun seeing Sebastian and Calvin enjoying this 'family' like environment they've got going on at the moment. Even the pages with the Butcher were better than last issue, he's just a brutal killer which is really different from what the court has shown us so far. Read Full Review

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

    Talon is a good comic. It's not filled to the brim with crossovers. It's not touting the most popular superheroes. And it's not trying to cash in on a different brand name. This isn't Batman Presents: Talon. This is Talon, and it is trying very hard to stand on its own two feet. I give it props for that, and I hope it works out. This issue was fun, and it shows how Talon can work as a good, solid superhero adventure. The impenetrable fortress in Gotham harbor was a little much, but it's still a good enough obstacle for our hero to face. And the Court of Owls remain a solid villain. I'm also warming up to Talon's supporting cast, though I still think they were introduced too quickly. This is the kind of superhero comic that I want to see succeed. A lot could be done with Talon in the long run, but at this point I'm just hoping he makes it that far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Graeme O'Brien Feb 28, 2013

    After another great issue from the ace creative team this title continues to edge towards that coveted spot at the top of my list of favourite comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Mar 5, 2013

    The series itself has loads of potential; I still have mixed feelings over it. But maybe my mind will change soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 2, 2013

    I don't want to speak too soon, but I'm getting the feeling that Talon may well join its Third Wave brethren in my Dropped List if it doesn't get its act together very, very soon. Read Full Review

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