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“NIGHT OF THE OWLS” – TALON DESIGN (1940s)

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. Clashing with BATGIRL, the 1940s Talon represented a different kind of design challenge for BATMAN artist Greg Capullo. “Scott’s direction was she was an African-American female,” said Capullo.

CBR’S TALKIN’ ABOUT “THE NIGHT OF THE OWLS”

With “The Night of the Owls” crossover coming to Gotham City this May, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran a complete week of coverage examining the event. While CBR often spotlights their Batman coverage under the “Bat Signal” header, they even retitled the column in honor of the event.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #24 PRIMER by Scott Snyder

WARNING – this primer contains SPOILERS regarding previous issues!!! ROUGH PRIMER on ISSUE #24 of AMERICAN VAMPIRE (PART 3 of 4: “DEATH RACE”) by Scott Snyder TRAVIS 1955. 19 year old punk TRAVIS KIDD is a vampire hunter. One of the best. He’s a rogue. He doesn’t belong to any organization (like the VMS, the secret group in our series that has been tracking and eliminating all species of vampire for centuries). He has been approached by the VMS on many occasions, but he has always turned them down.

Overheard on Line to Buy the New Nike Foamposite “Galaxy” Sneakers

The sneaker-freak world is abuzz with news of this Friday’s release of Nike’s limited-edition Foamposite “Galaxy” shoes — footwear so starry purple, so glow-in-the-dark, and so comically overpriced that people are already camping out for a chance at their own $220 pair. And with the long wait ahead, they’ve got plenty of time to chatter.

“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.

From The Editor's Desk: TUESDAY TONIC

Still breathing since last week’s release of FABLES #114, part 1 of Cubs in Toyland...? Didn’t think so. I realize I’ve been setting you up for weeks about this epic new storyline...but enough about me and my final warnings. Here’s what a few members of the Fables creative team had to say when asked what scares them most about CUBS: Cover artist JOAO RUAS: “I’ll answer the question with another one: ‘Would you trust an 8 year-old with a chainsaw?’” Assistant Editor GREG LOCKARD: “The health and safety of each cub!” Letterer TODD KLEIN: “Sorry! One evil toy picture isn't that scary to me.

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.

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