Batman & Two-Face #24

Batman & Two-Face #24

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"The Big Burn" part one of five! Two-Face's first epic in The New 52 sees Batman unraveling the mysterious connections between Harvey Dent's life and the origin of Carrie Kelley!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgar Oct 17, 2013

    Still the best Bat-book for your money, Batman and" #24 cranks up the tension of the next big arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Oct 18, 2013

    I'm excited about the fact that this book seems to be continuing the quality it had before the whole Batman Incorporated ordeal that made it my favorite title. Can't wait to see where it's taken from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 20, 2013

    Execution is everything, and between Tomasi and Gleason, they have turned fairly straightforward stories into thoroughly engaging reads that frequently have marks of brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Oct 19, 2013

    Overall Batman and Two-Face #24was a solid issue that proves that this story arc has a lot of potential. While I may not completely care about Erin McKinnen's role in the origin of Two-Face at this point, there is enough in this issue that leads me to believe that Tomasi will slowly continue to reveal more about her past with Harvey Dent. Throw Carrie Kelley into the mix as we will get next issue, and you have the ingredients for a potentially great story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Oct 16, 2013

    I thought this was a pretty good start to an arc. Yeah, sure, the "new for the sake of being new" retcon being sort of pointless was... well, pointless, but it isn't as if it completely changed Two-Face and who he fundamentally is, unlike some New 52 retcons. It seems like we're going to get a good mash up of the two different elements of crime in Gotham, you got your classic mobsters, then you got your crazies, and hey, there's still Batman. So far, so good for "The Big Burn" arc, wasn't sure what to expect going in, but I'm liking where it seems to be going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Oct 18, 2013

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, each and every month" The dream team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are amazing on the pages of Batman, but they are not the only superstars at DC right now. In fact, I would argue (and have many times before) that Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are their equals. Which is perfectly fine with me. You will never hear me complaining that there are too many good books on the shelves nowadays. And the cinematic feel of Capullo and Snyder's work is matched by the emotional complexity of Gleason and Tomasi's. This issue is just another installment of comic book greatness, much as we've come to expect, yet still can truly appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 21, 2013

    While the actual interaction between Batman and Two-Face has yet to materialize, Tomasi and Gleason have delivered a gorgeous-looking setup in Batman and Two-Face #24. Consistent as ever, this creative team is one of the best DC has to offer, and with the artwork and characterization looking this good, this is a book you'd be foolish to overlook. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Joseph Ulfsrud Oct 25, 2013

    This is a brutal, action-packed issue that also takes a few moments to breathe. Its pretty crazy how much content was packed into 22 pages, and how stylishly Gleason portrayed both story and action. It is unfortunate that the new character was uninteresting, and nearly the entire issue focused on her. However, the comic is still refreshing for Batman & Robin readers, as an issue without a grieving Batman is necessary at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Oct 17, 2013

    Upon finishing this issue I let out a long “Hmmmmmmmmm.” I'm still not sure how I feel about the new take on Two-Face's origin and I doubt that'll change until this 5-part story is over. Part 1, however, definitely has my attention and I recommend others pick it up so they can get in on the discussion. This story has a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 16, 2013

    Aside from a few key moments, Batman and Two-Face #24 is barely about Batman or Two-Face and Ms. McKillen isn't quite compelling enough to carry the book on her own. Together, Tomasi and Gleason are capable of great things, particularly when the narrative and aesthetic elements work in harmony, but sustaining that creative synergy for the course of an entire book proved to be a challenge in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 16, 2013

    I was hoping for more from Batman and  Two-Face #24.  We get a forced new origin to one of Gotham's best Villains and an introduction to one I don't care about...yet.  I hope that the introductory nature of this issue pays off with better ones to follow.  As it stands, though, I can't give this a glowing recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Oct 16, 2013

    The cliffhanger definitely doesn't pack a punch, but that's most likely because this is an introduction that'll serve as a better read when collected. Tomasi has delivered the basics of the story and revealed a bit of Harvey's new origin, but the burden of justifying why this story deserves 5 issues falls on the next chapter. It's certainly not a bad issue -- there's a lot of potential here -- and Gleason's illustrations are always appreciated, but right now the bigger picture is somewhat lacking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Oct 17, 2013

    "Batman and Two-Face" #24 is a decent, but not amazing, start to a new era for the series. Free of responsibilities to the stories of other books, Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason can finally carve out their own place in Gotham City. The books present a lot of ideas which are mostly handled well, but there still is a bit of 'first issue syndrome' to be found. The retelling of Two-Face origin is the main problem of the book, as it actively makes Batman's and Dent's relationship less interesting. It's hinted that there's more to the story, but if it remains changed it's a real flaw. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 18, 2013

    All that said, even the changes can't ruin one of Batman‘s most interesting villains. As the beginning of a true origin for the character it's flawed, but fans may still enjoy the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 21, 2013

    Tomasi also avoids the excessive reliance on Harvey's coin that's often overused in many Two-Face stories, getting the reference out of the way early before moving on. "Batman and Two-Face" is an entertaining enough story that's not terribly memorable but gets points for its focus on Dent and careful avoidance of any contact between the two title characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds On The Rocks - Josh Raj Oct 16, 2013

    Overall, this story could be interesting but nothing very excited happened other then the New 52"s origin of Two-Face. This is a Batman & Robin title and the lack of a Robin is really starting to take a toll on the book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 18, 2013

    My hope is that the McKillen thread will see more usage in the coming issues and that this Two-Face origin will be straightened out a little more as well. If you don't look too closely at the Two-Face origin then hopefully you will find the issue more enjoyable than I did. The book shifts gears too violently in this comic and the shift is not a good one at all. If the book's focus stayed more on McKillen and the present plot I think it would have been a great read. Read Full Review

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