“NIGHT OF THE OWLS” – TALON DESIGN (1870)

The “Night of the Owls” is coming this May, pitting the extended Bat-family against the deadly Court of Owls. A shadowy secret society with roots that date back to Gotham City’s earliest history, the Court employs a cadre of timeless, sinister assassins known as Talons to execute its malevolent will.Of the steampunk-inspired Talon that will face-off against BATWING during the crossover, BATMAN artist Greg Capullo said, “It was like using a magnet in a junkyard. Just a lot of stuff that doesn’t mean much, but looks cool.”

Tomorrow’s DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Releases

Earlier today, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the last batch of sixth issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, on sale tomorrow. Below, take a look at all the previews that ran (sorted alphabetically and separated by cover), compiled here in one easy location for your convenience. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="4"]

Previews of Wednesday’s DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Releases

Here’s a round up of the exclusive previews from this week’s DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 releases, on sale tomorrow. USA TODAY has your first look at THE FLASH #6 with an interview with series writer and artist Francis Manapul and co-writer and colorist Brian Buccellato. "The Rogues are about the score — they're about getting in, getting paid and getting out. They're not the Joker, they're not Lex Luthor. They have their own way of doing things," Buccellato says.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 GOES BACK TO PRESS FOR THE SEVENTH TIME

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 has sold out yet again, and will be going back to press for its seventh printing. From New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns and legendary artist Jim Lee, the flagship title of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 was Diamond Comic Distributors' top-selling comic book of 2011 - and it is maintaining its popularity among readers into 2012. The seventh printing of JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 will be available in comic book stores on March 21, 2012.

Exclusive first look at JUSTICE LEAGUE #7

If you’ve been reading THE SOURCE, you know that there is a lot to be excited about in JUSTICE LEAGUE #7. Not only does the issue mark the beginning of a new story arc, but it also shifts the team from the past to the present … and reintroduces Steve Trevor! Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by series guest artist Gene Ha, JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 is not an issue to be missed. And that’s not all! The issue also kicks off the new SHAZAM!

IVAN REIS’ VARIANT COVER FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE #6

Critically acclaimed artist Ivan Reis illustrated a variant cover for next week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #6, focused solely on the threat – and the menacing visage – of Darkseid. Powerful enough to bring together the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Earth’s defense, the villain faces off at last against the burgeoning team in this climactic issue, written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Jim Lee.

DETECTIVE COMICS #9 JOINS “THE NIGHT OF THE OWLS”

With anticipation for May’s “The Night of the Owls” crossover building across the extended Bat-family, DETECTIVE COMICS will also now be part of the greater battle for Gotham City. Written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Daniel and Sandu Florea, the issue finds the sinister secret society targeting one of Gotham’s most iconic institutions. “In DETECTIVE #9, Batman finds himself in the unlikeliest of situations—saving Arkham Asylum administrator Jeremiah Arkham from a mysterious Talon assailant,” said Mike Marts, BATMAN Series editor.

Editor Rachel Gluckstern on THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN

Exploding in May!  Hawkman's new creative team soars high with absolute mayhem!  Thanks to the dynamic storytelling of Rob Liefeld and the art team of Joe Bennett and Art Thibert, THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN is ready to take flight and deliver the finest in globetrotting, gladiatorial action!  What is the mystery behind the Nth Metal embedded in Hawkman's body, and who is tracking it down?  It all begins in THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #9 and it won't stop.  It can't stop.  This is the era of Hawkman the Warrior - unleashed!

Dustin Nguyen on the Variant Cover for BATMAN #7

For the past few days on THE SOURCE, we’ve been showing you some of the various character designs of Talon, the newest villain in Batman’s gallery of rogues and the leader of the Court of the Owls. Today, we continue to give you a backstage pass to the “Night of the Owls” crossover event by showing you an exclusive sneak peek at artist Dustin Nguyen’s variant cover for BATMAN #7.

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