Originally Posted by Shikamaru
The first half of the Owls storyline is fantastic. The second half is a major disappointment. All that hype over the Court of Owls is reduced to nothing. The first half creates this really high intense "How will Batman manage to take this on?!?!" stake that is just thrown out the window in like one page.
If they want to adapt Court of Owls, they have to seriously do some major changes to the second half. A much more interesting idea is to have it be revealed that the Court of Owls was a false conspiracy Lincoln March/Thomas Wayne Jr. fabricated just to f*** with Batman's mind. That would have been infinitely better of an idea IMO.
Thing is, even with that was what happened in Court of Owls, it is still very uninspired, as that story only concluded 3 years earlier with the Black Glove, a massive organisation headed by Thomas Wayne hidden away by Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father) in Willowood Asylum and fabricating stories of the Wayne's which tarnished their reputation.
Beside a good mystery being built in the first half, it's generally a crap storyline that's a poor man's Black Glove and really poor man's League of Assassins.
Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator
A lot of the comic storylines are for the most part, terrible, with some really great stuff in between the horrid stuff. If we get a shadowy organization, I'd rather it be the Court of Owls than the League again.
The Black Glove would be a superior choice. But I'd rather no organisations as a threat for a while.