11The Talon Attacks
Batman has the best rogue's galleries in comic book history, which makes creating new villains a challenge for writers. How can you create a new adversary for Batman when you already have a whole crop that challenge and reflect the character perfectly?
While Snyder's first issue was mostly throat clearing, his
second issue marked a bold beginning with the introduction of the Talon. With a bold design by Greg Capullo that blended the motif of an executioner's hood with the animalistic trappings of an owl, a mysterious origin and great exit, The Talon was the first clue that Snyder would spend his run putting Batman up against situations he truly was not prepared for.