Comic Book Reviews - Batman: The Dark Knight #9 Review
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Talon begins by noting his age. He then remembers how he was tested, and was chosen as a talon. He was trapped in a mobile home, it was set on fire, and he survived somehow. He remembers his time as he grew older that there was word of him possibly having to retire as someone would take over for him. That someone was the young Dick Grayson who Bruce Wayne rescued from such duty. Subsequently, Talon encounters Batman, and for the second time since being afraid of replacement, he feels fear from Batman. Unfortunately, his target he was trying to kill was thwarted by Batman, and he is forced into retirement. Next, he is woken up along with the other talons, and given his target; that of mayoral candidate Lincoln March. He notes he is not up to the job as he is physically weak, and his past failures are still present before him. Batman comes to stop Talon, and Talon notes he feels fear but sees Batman is really human. He then feels he can stop him. Batman defeats Talon but tells Nightwing, Red Robin, and Robin to hunt him as Talon escapes….
Judd Winick, the guest writer for this issue, does remarkable work with providing more scope to Snyder’s latest issue of Batman. Not only that but David Finch hammers home this issue with his dynamic art. With a poor issue last month, I am glad to see this series is back on track for excellence.