Batman & Two-Face #26

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

It's double trouble as Batman investigates Harvey Dent's past to try to find him in the present - but is he ready to face the dark truth behind Two-Face's origin?

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Dec 19, 2013

    And it's just a bonus that it features my all-time favorite character. Not just as a villain, but also in enough flashbacks (where he is supposed to be a hero, but we're not quite sure if he is or not). The humanity in this series is what makes it amazing. It's epic in scope with the storylines, yes, but the little scenes like Titus eating off the floor when Erin spills her plate or Alfred correcting Bruce when he tells the story about the Native Americans as a warning to Erin" That's what makes this book great. It reminds us that yes, he's Batman, but first and foremost, as much as he doesn't want to admit it, Bruce Wayne is undeniably human. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Dec 19, 2013

    Let's just get right into it: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason are writing one of, if not the, best Batman books out there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Dec 18, 2013

    I'll be the first to admit, I wasn't expecting much from this arc, but surprisingly, it's been pretty damn strong. We're getting the meat of these new characters and who they are now, and like I've said above, some major holes that can be found in the concept of New 52 continuity are avoided by Tomasi's clever way of telling the backstory. This issue really backs up the changes in the continuity, supporting those changes with honest character motivation rather than "Fuck it, it's the New 52, let's just change shit!" which happens all too often. Read Full Review

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

    It's not often that the civilian part of a superhero's life is the most interesting, but Tomasi makes it more than that in this case. Bruce's personal problems are part and parcel of his problems as Batman and even more compelling in many ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jan 2, 2014

    Like many books, Bruce was having a real bad day when we left him, but I think he continues to be in safe hands with this creative team"maybe! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 20, 2013

    This is shaping up to be one of the best arcs in the series so far and I'm about ready to declare Erin McKillen as the most interesting new bat-character of 2013. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 18, 2013

    Alight, things just got VERY interesting. Prior to this issue, I've been down the middle with BATMAN AND TWO-FACE. Two-Face's new origin story felt uninspired compared to the original and, despite being tough and knowing Bruce when he was a kid, Erin McKillen just hasn't been that interesting, especially compared to all of the elaborate characters in Batman's rogues gallery. This issue, however, changes all of that and adds some very needed emotional connection to the story and finally gives Two-Face more time to shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 19, 2013

    For a long-term Bat-fan like myself, it can't get much better with this group of comics. I can think of only one way right now - bring on Batman: Eternal, the weekly series debuting in early 2014! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 18, 2013

    Only one scene in this issue rings false, involving a hackneyed speech by Bruce about duality and inner darkness. The art also continues to be relatively weak compared to Patrick Gleason's usual standard. His action storytelling is superb, but his figures are really beginning to suffer from inconsistent detail and line weight. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 19, 2013

    Batman and Two-Face #26 is a good issue.  Peter J. Tomasi gives the reader some much needed background on Erin McKillen that makes her a better character, if not a great villain.  The artwork by Patrick Gleason is inconsistent and not up to the series' standards, but it is not a deal breaker.  Overall, I am still a fan of the arc, but I'm still waiting to be blown away.  Maybe next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 20, 2013

    We'll have to see how this shakes out now that everything's coming to a head, but there's not a lot of cause for optimism that the new status quo for Harvey Dent will be anything but lame. However, Erin McKillen makes for an interesting character , so it's up to you to decide whether or not the new blood is worth the sacrifice of the venerable classic. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Dec 18, 2013

    Overall, there are still plenty of problems with the comic, yet it is an improvement over the last two issues. At the pace it is going it may have a satisfying ending. This reviewer may not be able to recommend this to new readers, if you are currently reading this storyline then pick it up as there is some information you will need, though be aware that the plot doesn't move forward at all. You can buy this comic at your local comic book store now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 18, 2013

    "Batman and Two-Face" #26 is a fun comic, and so far this slight revising of Two-Face's origin has felt fairly entertaining. Tomasi, Gleason, and Gray continue to work well together, and I'm looking forward to seeing Aquaman hop on board next. When Robin died, this book could have easily lost its way, but it's nice to see it working so well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 23, 2013

    All in all, the rock-solid creative team keeps this book afloat, even if this story isn't the strongest in the Batman and... series. Chances are, what will bring you to this book versus any of the other strong Bat-titles is Patrick Gleason's signature art style, but if you're a fan of continuity-free storytelling and sharp artwork, Batman and Two-Face #26 is a decent, if not revolutionary, book to pick. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 2, 2014

    Although the comic has some nice moments, especially in the early scenes between Bruce and Erin, the flashbacks are so unbelievably dumb it wouldn't surprise me if everyone who read this issue lost a couple of IQ points. Pass. Read Full Review

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