Beware the Court of Owls masks -- again!

I'd only just begun to recover from those haunting images of Comic-Con International attendees wearing those giveaway Court of Owls masks when I opened DC Comics' July solicitations to find the publisher is offering the nightmare-inducing featureless disguises packaged with the trade paperback of Batman: The Court of Owls, by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion.

Arriving Oct. 2, the $24.99 Batman: The Court of Owls Book and Mask Set offers you the chance to introduce a friend or loved one to the first arc of the relaunched Batman -- and then scare the bejeezus out of them by wearing the mask. That is, if you're willing diminish its potential value by opening the box. Oh, go ahead, it'll be worth it ...

BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS BOOK AND MASK SETWritten by SCOTT SNYDERArt by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPIONCover by GREG CAPULLOADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 2 • 160 pg, FC, 8.5” x 11.75” x 5.5”, $24.99 USThe best-selling epic that introduced Gotham City’s dread Court of Owls is back in this amazing book and mask set! Along with a trade paperback copy of THE COURT OF OWLS, collecting BATMAN #1-7, this set includes the PVC Owl mask with white elastic band that created a sensation at comics conventions in 2012!

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