In the DC Comics' story arc Night of the Owls, a band of almost immortal assassins known as the Talons descend upon Gotham City to wreak havoc.

And in the comic Red Hood and the Outlaws, one of these villains runs afoul of some equally unpleasant characters: Mr. Freeze and Batman's former protégé, Jason Todd a.k.a. Red Hood. Courtesy of DC, here's an exclusive first look at next week's issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws, which hits stores Wednesday, May 16. Here's a synopsis:

Written by: Scott Lobdell
Pencilled by: Kenneth Rocafort
Cover Color by: Blond
Lettered by: DC Lettering
Colored by: Blond, Kenneth Rocafort
"NIGHT OF THE OWLS" continues here!• The Court of Owls is attacking, and the last person in the world you'd expect to answer Batman's call to arms is the RED HOOD! Also featuring MR. FREEZE!