So, I just read the graphic novel for The Night of the Owls.
Wow. Just, wow.
One of the best Batman graphic novels I've read.
Now, for those who aren't Bat-Fans or haven't heard of the The Court of Owls:
They are a secret organization that oversees Gotham.
They have bad-ass assassins called The Talons.
They have an extreme rivalry with the Wayne family.
They even have their own oath-rhyme-poem-thing.
"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."