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.
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