“NIGHT OF THE OWLS” – TALON DESIGN (1980s)
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 2:00pm
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. Even the BATMAN back-up features its own Talon, brought to life by artist Rafael Albuquerque. "I've tried to bring a clerical look,” he said. “Ceremonial, but also, something an assassin could use. Needless to say that I've followed what Greg awesomely did on the original Talon design, but also tried to do something different, with more leather than metal, and a cloak, to resemble almost a religious look to him."