In a perfect world, the following would be released an an omnibus edition:
Gates of Gotham
Reason for inclusion: This sets the stage for the vision Scott Snyder has of the mythology of Gotham History as it relates to the Court of Owls. See the foundational bickering between the various families of Gotham as they seek to impose their vision of Gotham. Available Now!
The Black Mirror
Reason for inclusion: There are some clues foreshadowing of what is to come with the introduction of the Court of Owls in this terrific detective story that (re)introduces one of the deadliest characters to the modern mythology of Batman. Available Now!
The Court of Owls
Reason for inclusion: What has been happening in Gotham right under Bruce's nose? What is the Court of Owls deciding to makes itself known to Batman? Or is Bruce their target? This includes the phenomenal and seminal issue of Batman #5 that breaks new ground in a bold, innovative approach to story telling. No, that is not a printing error! Available Now!
The Night of Owls
Reason for inclusion: The court is not happy and wants Gotham to be theirs alone! To that end, they have decreed Batman and all his allies must be exterminated! This includes the very intriguing story of Nightwing and adds a new dimension to Dick's history. Available February 2013!
The City of Owls
Reason for inclusion: The conclusion to the modern day epic! The fight is taken to the Court of Owls by Batman! This also includes the great back story, The Fall of the House of Wayne. Available March 2013.
All Star Western: Guns and Gotham
Reason for inclusion: This provides more historical context of the modern Gotham mythology and introduces Amadeus Arkham, founder of the infamous Arkham Asylum. Working with Jonah Hex, they track a serial killer. Look for the house featuring Owls as part of its interior decoration! Available Now!
All Star Western: The War of Lords and Owls
Reason for inclusion: More Amadeus! New Orleans! More Jonah! The Court of Owls takes on the followers of the Crime Bible, not a pretty sight! See the battle for shaping Gotham's future take place in this terrific story! Available March 2013!
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