Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Comics Review: Talon #12

Written By James Tynion IV
Art By Emanuel Simeoni
Colors By Jeromy Cox

It’s the team-up you’ve waited a year for. (More if you throw in that damn villains month set of books.) Batman and Talon, together at last. Tash Moore here for your latest review of Talon. Pretty soon this book will no longer be reviewed here on the site and will be replaced with Green Lantern. We’d review it on the show but for some reason Olivia doesn’t like reading crap. Heh.

Ok so on with this issue of Talon. Or Batman Jr. Move over Nightwing. (Batman Lite?) Talon and crew are taken to Wayne Tower and given a place to crash by Batman and Lucius Fox. Casey Washington is still missing an arm after escaping the Super Talon, Felix Harmon. Talon starts boo hooing about killing Super Talon. Batman pops out of the shadows (Are you really surprised?) and tells Talon to lay low and wait for the Court of Owls to make their next move.

Batman is also a bit in a jam because in the earlier issues of Talon, Bane was leading an army to Gotham City. So the bad guys haven’t shown up yet and then some dumb ass editor blurb tells me to read Arkham War. I then take out a five dollar bill, give it to my cat Randy, watch him poop on it. He gives it back and I then set fire to it. Why all this you ask? I feel better doing that with my hard (Soft) earned cash then to fucking fork it over on an “Event” book.

Wha? Oh yea, the review! Uhm Batman looks all spooky then runs off to confront Forever Evil. Whatever the hell that is. Did anyone else out there notice that the artist on this book Emanuel Simeoni is pretty much a Greg Capullo clone? Yep. It’s pretty damn clear this is the edict coming down for the Dan’s and Jim’s of the DCnU.

Not much else goes down here other then the “not so” secret origin of the Super Talon Felix Harmon. He killed some kids then burned down the boys home they were living in. I sure hope he had a permit for all this. Because he’s such a bad mofo the Court of Owls put him on ice. But then like morons they bring him back. “ Hey guys, you know what would be a good idea?... Remember that Talon that we just could not control and we totally feared? Let’s bring that guy back. No it’s really not a bad idea when you think about it.”

So yes Super Talon takes out the ice cube thing that could have put him back into the deep freeze/sleep. He then joins forces with Sebastian Clark to take out Batman, Talon, the Court of Owls and that cute kitten Sebastian saw outside. He be straight evil, yo! The story was a little bit clunky but at least it looked like Greg Capullo.

-Tash Moore

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