Hidden for years, a secret organization known as the Court of Owls suddenly surfaces in Gotham City. But why? As Batman begins to unravel the deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban myth, be behind the never-ending crime and corruption in Gotham? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of being Batman?
From writer Scott Snyder (Dark Nights: Metal) and artist Greg Capullo comes a brooding tale of shadow societies and long-forgotten family secrets. Collects Batman #1-11 along with a generous amount of bonus material, including a brand new cover illustrated by Greg Capullo! The DC Essential Edition series highlights the best standalone stories the medium has to offer, featuring comics' greatest characters. Batman: The Court of Owls Saga is a seminal, groundbreaking tale for Batman that transcends the printed page. For new readers and longtime fans, this is a definitive entry point to the DC Universe's vast library. Start with the Essentials.