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A new series featuring the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killing machine!
Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon ever to escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin just wants to live a normal life...but that’s impossible, since he’s being hunted by his former masters!
The issue starts in a dog kennel, where the eight years old, Calvin, was locked up by his own father. After three endless nights, the boy finally manages to escape. He ran until he was found by a performer at Haly's Circus, who was trained in the art of the escape. He taught Calvin all he knew, and when the performer died, the boy took over his act. One night, the owner of the circus asked Calvin to do his best in an act to a stranger. The ´´stranger`` was a member of the Court of Owls. The organization, then, trained Calvin until he could become a talon. When the time came, the boy killed the current talon of the court (which made Calvin traumatized). He was, then, given his first mission: to eliminate the Washington bloodline, by killing the daughter of Eric Washington. What the court didn't tell him was that the woman had a 2 years old daughter. Calvin can't do it, so he just ''kidnaps'' both of them and starts running from the court.
5 years ago: While Calvin was working, he sees a man about to ´´jump from a bridge``. When he comes close to the man, Calvin notices that he is already dead. In fact killed by a talon, who wraps Calvin in chains and puts him in a car that is pushed to the sea. He easilly escapes and asks the talon what the court wants with him. The assassin says that they don`t plan on killing him, but bringing him back to the Court of Owls. That said, the issue ends with Calvin driving away.