Batman and Robin #23.1

Batman and Robin #23.1

Event\Storyline: Villains Month Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Guillem March Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Two-Face is approached to join the Secret Society! Which side will his coin land on?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Max Dweck Sep 12, 2013

    You saw the result of the coin toss! But being serious, this is one of the best books from the first half of Villains Month, and considering the team working on it, that was a given from the start. If you were considering getting into Batman and Robin, or just like Two-Face, this is a perfect book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Sep 6, 2013

    Pick it up if you're a Batman fan, Batman and Robin series regular reader, Two-Face supporter, or just like good comics in general. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Sep 5, 2013

    I don't think anyone who is a fan of Two-Face will be disappointed by this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2013

    Guillem March is an interesting choice for this issue in the sense that his style is marked by sleek, pretty, acrobatic figures and Two-Face is about half of the ugliest character in the DCU. But other than the fact that he draws Two-Face's scarred side too fleshy and bulbous, March does a solid job of exploring Gotham in a state of total anarchy. His page construction is often able to highlight Two-Face's duality as much as Tomasi's writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 6, 2013

    The DC one-shots have not been that good thus far. However, this one proves that when a story is done in a manner that is accessible but still appealing to those consistent readers then you will have a comic that has the potential to reach a broader audience. This book definitely is one to pick up if you are a Batman fan, a Two-Face fan or if you just curious about the cool covers. I recommend tracking this one down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Sep 5, 2013

    Peter Tomasi and Guillem March both delve in the persona of a troubled character facing some complex moral problems. Hopefully the deeper exploration of the antagonist will continue to be engrossing in the some of the following installments of this series. Readers who are interested in the creative team or fans of the criminal will enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Sep 4, 2013

    If you're a fan of Two-Face or at least curious about the character, I'd recommend giving this a shot. It's not a very elaborate look at the character and doesn't bother to expand upon his history, but it does manage to offer a pretty entertaining story and decent insight into how he operates. Sure, we all know he flips a coin to make up his mind, but this illustrates the measures he'll take after the coin has landed... even if he thinks he's being a good guy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Sep 15, 2013

    Very odd choices to make, and makes me question whether there was any communication between the Geoff/David Finch team and Tomasi/March. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Sep 4, 2013

    This was just a solid Two-Face story from start to finish. Tomasi wrote him well, March portrayed him beautifully (in a grotesque sort of way) and those two elements combine to make a pretty enjoyable issue. Is the set up of Two-Face conducting his own trials anything new? Not really, but the actual tie-in to the Secret Society justifies it this time around. Of all the Batman branded books this week, Two-Face was definitely the strongest of the bunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Sep 21, 2013

    Batman and Robin #23.1 is a great read for the fact that Tomasi does not try to fix that which is not broken. We get a glimpse into the mind of an iconic villain as he experiences the turmoil that Forever Evil has imposed upon Gotham. Although the art gives and takes, overall, it is still a well-drawn enjoyable read that boasts one of the best 3D lenticulars in the Villain Month series.This issue was secured through Readers Den at the low price of R47. Readers Den is the only local comic book store doing 3D issues at cover prices! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 13, 2013

    This was a terrific story, and it got the Two-Face character spot on. It has also been one of the better Villains Month issues from this week, being very exciting, and dramatic, whilst managing to balance in both dark, and fun elements. It also had a very interesting story that ties in nicely with Forever Evil without it being necessary to read both to enjoy one or the other. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, as although it wasn't quite perfect it was extremely enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 9, 2013

    A bit of a mismatch, art-wise, and not exactly the most enlightening exploration of the featured villain, but between the lines, you can find some compelling commentary on Two-Face's fractured psychology. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 4, 2013

    As it is, though, Two-Face is little more than a triggerhappy thug with a more striking look than most, and the more masses he murders, the less we seem to give a damn about him or who he used to be, because there's no turning back with this high a body count. Well, there could've been with the New 52 switchout. Too bad nobody thought to do that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 12, 2013

    By the end of the episode the luck of Gotham City (which is far less covered in vegetation that the Poison Ivy comic would suggest) has finally run out as the flip of the coin leads Two-Face back to his more destructive ways. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 9, 2013

    Two-Face decides by coin toss to both save Gotham and accept the sponsorship the Crime Syndicate. Naturally, these two decisions are not compatible, but the action-heavy plot conflict is rapidly resolved, and Tomasi has the story arc spin back to have the final page echo the first page. While this is even-handed and conceptually fitting for Two-Face, it also results in "Batman and Robin" #23.1 feeling like a filler issue. Tomasi and March's pacing is suspenseful, but the anticipation they create in "Batman and Robin" #23.1 ultimately falls flat due to the lack of impact. Read Full Review

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