Batman #1 - The Court of Owls
([July] 2012)

DC, 2012 Series
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Volume
1
Price
24.99 USD; 27.99 CAD
Pages
184
On-sale Date
2012-05-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [peel]
ISBN
978-1-4012-3541-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401235413 52499
Printer
R.R. Donnelley, Salem, VA, U.S.A.
Editing
Mike Marts (credited) (editor - original series); Harvey Richards (credited) (associate editor - original series); Janelle Asselin (credited) (associate editor - original series); Katie Kubert (credited) (assistant editor); Peter Hamboussi (credited) (editor); Eddie Berganza (credited) (executive editor); Bob Harras (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Fourth printing available November 14, 2012; fifth printing available January 23, 2013; sixth printing available May 15, 2013; seventh printing available August 21, 2103; and eighth printing available February 19, 2014 (per comiclist.com).

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Volume 1: The Court of Owls (Table of Contents: 1)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Professor Pyg [Lazlo Valentin]
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[Volume 1: The Court of Owls] (Table of Contents: 2)

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typeset

Genre
superhero

Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Jonathan Glapion
Colors
FCO Plascencia
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Credits and indicia of the volume.

[Batman #1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Professor Pyg [Lazlo Valentin]
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #1] (Table of Contents: 5)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Riddler [Edward Nigma]; Ventriloquist [Arnold Wesker]; Two-Face [Harvey Dent]; Professor Pyg [Lazlo Valentin]
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[Knife Trick] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Jimmy Betancourt (credited as Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every Saturday, the Gotham Gazette includes a small life-styles piece called "Gotham Is."
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dick Grayson [Nightwing, also as Joker]; Tim Drake [Red Robin]; Damian Wayne [Robin]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Lincoln March (first appearance); Vicki Vale; Sam Strigs (corpse); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain); Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel] (villain); Jeremiah Arkham (villain); Killer Croc [Waylon Jones] (villain); Mr. Freeze [Victor Fries] (villain); Mr. Zsasz [Victor Zsasz]; Professor Pyg [Lazlo Valentin] (villain); Riddler [Edward Nigma] (villain); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain); Two-Face [Harvey Dent] (villain)
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[Batman #2] (Table of Contents: 7)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #2] (Table of Contents: 8)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Trust Fall] (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Jimmy Betancourt (credited as Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The original Wayne Tower.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Lincoln March; Bill; Rolf (villain)
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[Batman #3] (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #3] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[The Thirteenth Hour] (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Jimmy Betancourt (credited as Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
HELP!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alan Wayne (flashback); Alfred Pennyworth; Lincoln March; Jimmy (flashback); Luka Volk (villain); Talon (villain); Whisper Gang (villains)
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[Batman #4] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #4] (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[Face the Court] (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Jimmy Betancourt (credited as Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most people assume the danger of a trip-wire lies in the blast.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alan Wayne (corpse); Alfred Pennyworth; Dick Grayson [Nightwing]; Commissioner James Gordon; Talon (villain)
Reprints

[Batman #5] (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #5] (Table of Contents: 17)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
Reprints

[Face the Court] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon] (cameo); Batwing [David Zavimbe] (cameo); Catwoman [Selina Kyle] (cameo); Nightwing [Dick Grayson] (cameo); Robin [Damian Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Commissioner James Gordon; Harvey Bullock; Martha Wayne (hallucination); Thomas Wayne (hallucination); Talon (villain)
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[Batman #6] (Table of Contents: 19)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #6] (Table of Contents: 20)

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Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

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superhero
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Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Beneath the Glass] (Table of Contents: 21)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Batman, the Court of Owls has sentenced you to die!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon (villain); The Court of Owls (villains)
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[Batman #7] (Table of Contents: 22)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #7] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)
Inks
Greg Capullo (credited) (signed as Capullo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
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[The Talons Strike!] (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Inks
Jonathan Glapion (credited)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (credited as FCO)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited); Jimmy Betancourt (credited as Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some ancients believed that the moment of death brought visions.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Miss Harper; Talon [Willian Cobb] (villain); The Court of Owls (villains)
Synopsis
The Talon the Batman defeated is revealed to be William Cobb, Dick Grayson's great-grandfather.
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Variant Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 25)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Jonathan Glapion
Colors
FCO Plascencia
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

[Batman 1 by Ethan Van Sciver & Tomeu Morey] (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ethan Van Sciver (credited) (signed as Ethan [diamond])
Inks
Ethan Van Sciver (credited) (signed as Ethan [diamond])
Colors
Tomeu Morey (credited) (signed as Tomeu Morey)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Batman 2 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair] (Table of Contents: 27)

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Pencils
Jim Lee (credited) (signed as Jim Lee)
Inks
Scott Williams (credited) (signed as Williams)
Colors
Alex Sinclair (credited) (signed as Sinc')

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Batman 3 by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado & Rod Reis] (Table of Contents: 28)

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Ivan Reis (credited) (signed as Ivan Reis)
Inks
Joe Prado (credited) (signed as Joe Prado)
Colors
Rod Reis (credited) (signed as Rod Reis (typeset))

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Batman 4 by Mike Choi] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Pencils
Mike Choi (credited) (signed as CHOI)
Inks
Mike Choi (credited) (signed as CHOI)
Colors
Mike Choi (credited) (signed as CHOI)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Batman 5 by Chris Burnham & Nathan Fairbairn] (Table of Contents: 30)

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Chris Burnham (credited)
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Chris Burnham (credited)
Colors
Nathan Fairbairn (credited)

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superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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[Batman 6 by Gary Frank & FCO] (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (credited) (signed as gf)
Inks
Gary Frank (credited) (signed as gf)
Colors
FCO Plascencia (signed as +fco) (credited as FCO)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Talon
Reprints

[Batman 7 by Dustin Nguyen] (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dustin Nguyen (credited, signed)
Inks
Dustin Nguyen (credited, signed)
Colors
Dustin Nguyen (credited, signed)

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superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
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Batman #1, Pages 21-24 (Table of Contents: 33)

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Script
Scott Snyder (credited)
Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth
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Indexer Notes

Original script by Scott Snyder of pages 21-24 from Batman #1. Includes layouts by Greg Capullo.

Batman Character Sketches by Greg Capullo (Table of Contents: 34)

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Pencils
Greg Capullo (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Joker; Penguin; Two-Face; Clayface; Killer Croc; Clayface; Professor Pyg; Scarecrow; The Riddler
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

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Script
?
Pencils
Greg Capullo
Inks
Greg Capullo
Colors
FCO Plascencia
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snyder might be the defining Batman writer of our generation.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]

Indexer Notes

Back cover of the volume's dust jacket.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Volume 1: The Court of Owls
    Batman
  2. 2. [Volume 1: The Court of Owls]
    Batman
  3. 3. Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls
  4. 4. [Batman #1]
    Batman
  5. 5. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #1]
    Batman
  6. 6. [Knife Trick]
    Batman
  7. 7. [Batman #2]
    Batman
  8. 8. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #2]
    Batman
  9. 9. [Trust Fall]
    Batman
  10. 10. [Batman #3]
    Batman
  11. 11. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #3]
    Batman
  12. 12. [The Thirteenth Hour]
    Batman
  13. 13. [Batman #4]
    Batman
  14. 14. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #4]
    Batman
  15. 15. [Face the Court]
    Batman
  16. 16. [Batman #5]
    Batman
  17. 17. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #5]
    Batman
  18. 18. [Face the Court]
    Batman
  19. 19. [Batman #6]
    Batman
  20. 20. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #6]
    Batman
  21. 21. [Beneath the Glass]
    Batman
  22. 22. [Batman #7]
    Batman
  23. 23. [Greg Capullo Variant Sketch Cover of Batman #7]
    Batman
  24. 24. [The Talons Strike!]
    Batman
  25. 25. Variant Cover Gallery
  26. 26. [Batman 1 by Ethan Van Sciver & Tomeu Morey]
    Batman
  27. 27. [Batman 2 by Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Alex Sinclair]
    Batman
  28. 28. [Batman 3 by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado & Rod Reis]
    Batman
  29. 29. [Batman 4 by Mike Choi]
    Batman
  30. 30. [Batman 5 by Chris Burnham & Nathan Fairbairn]
    Batman
  31. 31. [Batman 6 by Gary Frank & FCO]
    Batman
  32. 32. [Batman 7 by Dustin Nguyen]
    Batman
  33. 33. Batman #1, Pages 21-24
    Batman
  34. 34. Batman Character Sketches by Greg Capullo
    Batman
  35. 35. ["Snyder might be the defining Batman writer of our generation."]
    Batman
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