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SDCC ’12 | The terror of the Court of Owls!

The horror ... the horror!

As unsettling as those featureless Court of Owls masks are in the pages of Batman, they pale in comparison to the real-life versions given away by DC Comics at Comic-Con International. If the Warner Bros. tote bags are the must-have accessories of the convention, then the masks are the must-wear, nightmare-inducing disguises. Look at that sea of blank faces in the above photo by Scott Snyder — they’re a terrifying blend of Excalibur‘s Warwolves and Communion‘s alien greys — and just try to sleep.

If that’s not enough to leave you unhinged, check out chef, TV host and and Get Jiro! writer Anthony Bourdain and Comic Book Resources News Editor Kiel Phegley, who have also joined Gotham City’s secret society.

Anthony Bourdain

Kiel Phegley



Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time, ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, speak not a whispered word of them or they’ll send the talon for your head.

Owls are not scarry- Athena has one as a pet !

Owls are not terrifying because of their deadliness, but rather their cognitive abilities in that they most likely know you’re there before you ever do (how appropriate to the storyline).

I want to know if and where I can buy one of those masks. Talk about an awesome halloween costume.

We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom… hey, teacher, leave them kids alone!

(How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?)

“Owls, everyone is fond of owls, except for mice and shrews, and Simon Cowell…because you can’t fool owls”
~From the brilliance of Mr. Weebl

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