5 Reasons You Should Start Reading Batman Comics Now

If you’re interested in Batman but you’ve never picked up a comic or graphic novel before, there really couldn’t be a better time to do so.

It€™s a great time to be a Batman fan €“ The Dark Knight Rises is mere days away, an animated version of The Dark Knight Returns is just around the corner and one of the hottest story arcs in recent years is now reaching its fantastic conclusion. If you€™re interested in Batman but you€™ve never picked up a comic or graphic novel before, there couldn€™t be a better time to do so. So, here are five reasons you should stop putting it off and start reading Batman RIGHT NOW...

1. The Court of Owls is Coming To An End

DC Comics €˜rebooted€™ all of its comics back to issue #1 last September to allow new readers to get in on the ground floor, free from the shackles of continuity. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo kicked off the Batman reboot with their Court of Owls story arc, which has received nothing but praise over its 11 issue run. That arc comes to an end this week, to be followed by one-and-done-issue #12 and subsequently, the start of a new story arc from Snyder and Capullo. Given the duo€™s fantastic work with the Court and the fact that a major villain is returning for the new €˜Death of the Family€™ arc, there€™s no reason to think the new storyline will be anything less than stellar. You can pick up the first 7 issues of the Court of Owls in trade paperback now though, and you€™d be mad to miss it. Click "next" below to read the next entry...
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