• Collects BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #1
From the pages of TALON #0…
Talon #0 (2012)
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Calvin Rose is an elite escape artist and trained assassin gifted in stealth and precision.
Existing out of sight in Gotham City for hundreds of years, The Court of Owls has long imposed their will through murder and deceit. The Court is made up of the wealthiest families and longest bloodlines in Gotham, and their vast resources have produced an army of assassins they call Talons. Recruiting specially skilled candidates from the ranks of young performers at Haly’s Circus, The Court then breaks their will and trains them to be ruthless instruments of death.
A gifted escape artist in the circus, Calvin Rose was one of the most promising recruits ever selected by The Court. At first, Calvin surpassed every expectation for him as a Talon, but he was conflicted by the nature of his duty and the harming of innocents. When forced to choose his path, Calvin Rose achieved something never thought possible for a Talon – he escaped the Court’s control. Now using his formidable skills to protect the innocent, Calvin knows that The Court of Owls will hunt him until they reclaim their asset or kill him.