Two-Faces Makes A Quartet (Detective Comics #991 Review)

Writer James Robinson

Artist Carmine Di Giandomenico

Colors Ivan Plascencia

Letters Rob Leigh

Cover Di Giandomenico & Plascencia

Variant Cover Mark Brooks

Asst. Editor Dave Wiegosz

Editor Chris Conroy

Group Editor Jamie S. Rich

Last Issue

Firefly and his new student are caught by Batman in the most obvious place. Seemingly it was all as bait when Two-Face comes from the shadows to confront Batman about some old friends in town. Blaming Jim Gordon for their return and later saving him when none other than Kobra raids the GCPD, telling Jim that as he spares his life. Bruce tracks down Dent to the end of the line where they make an uneasy alliance to purge this threat from Gotham once and for all.

This Issue

With uneasy alliance made, Bruce and Two-Face begin to talk about the return of Kobra, a shadow organization run by checkmate. Jim, following his old senses, ends up on Harvey’s loft as well. Where they discuss that the simple murder that out Bruce on this trail was the murder of Karl Twist, a man Dent couldn’t convict, one that Dent became the dominant of his faces to kill. Two-Face couldn’t handle the stress of Dent killing someone, made his existence meaningless. So he hired the two Fireflies to burn the traces, two shots to the victim, and two guns at the crime scene to solidify that it was Two-Face and not Dent, regardless of being the same mane.

Thoughts

Really I am enjoying the return of Kobra, the impact they had on Gotham last appearance was one that’s very hard to forget. With Checkmate looming in the background, I can’t wait to see what this trio of yesteryear is capable of. Out of the court and into the field, how well will Two-Face be able to play with others?

 

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
The arc is approaching its close and its doing very well to build the suspense to get there, between raided precincts and blown up hideouts. I'm excited to see what's next in store for Gotham. Pick up this issue as soon as possible, you don't want to miss it.
Good
  • Compelling
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Great Character Development
  • Beautifly Written
  • Leaves You Excited For More
Bad
  • Not Sure If Growth Will Stick
8.5
Great
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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