Two Faces Are Better Than One ( Detective Comics #992 Review)

Writer James Robinson

Artist Carmine Di Giandomenco

Colors Ivan Plascencia

Letters Rob Leigh

Cover Di Giandomenco & Plascncia

Variant Cover Mark Brooks

Last Issue

Two-Face and Batman join up for the allegiance of the decade. With Kobra getting more and bolder, it’s up to the Gotham’s prior crime-stopping team Dent, Batman, and Gordon. Putting all of each other’s cards on the table, the city’s rich guy into what almost resembled a team if you look just hard enough.

This Issue

The time has come to act in this issue of Detective Comics. With members of Kobra showing up to terrorize a gala that had been set for that evening, Batman and Two-Face leap into the fray to stop them from releasing Anthrax on the citizens of Gotham!

Thoughts

This is one action-packed issue, with all of the exposition being off panel dialogue between Bruce and Harvey. Its a risk as a content creator to do this because sometimes things get lost to the reader while reading, whether that be some dialogue or some action. However, in this case, they nailed it. Which is no easy feat, not once do I find myself lost in what’s happening or what’s being spoken of and I find that as a writer myself to be a technical feat of collaboration. With a great story to be told with it, the issue really has a certain level of nostalgic warmth to it. Even if we consider the fact that Dent and Wayne never fought together in this particular manner. That’s the beauty of this issue to me, it’s a great concise read, while also feeling familiar with new ideas being in practice.

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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
Definitely pick up this arc, Harvey, and Bruce fighting side by side at first had me beside me. Now, I'm in love. This is one of the most fun novelty issue in y honest opinion and should be picked up ASAP
Good
  • Compelling
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Leaves You Excited For More
  • Great Character Development
Bad
  • Slow Read
  • Not Sure If Growth Will Stick
8
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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