Batman & Two-Face #27

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The origin of Two-Face continues! Batman finds himself in the crossfire of a vengeful war between Two-Face and Erin McKillen! Both are hellbent on killing each other and anyone else who dares to step between them

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jan 23, 2014

    This is the book for die hard lifelong fans like me. This is the book that goes deeper and darker into what it means to really be a character in such a terrible universe. This is, by far, the best book on the stands right now. Granted, I am a little biased. Two-Face has been, currently is, and always will be my favorite comic book character. I don't see that changing any time soon. Especially if this storyline ends the way I think it's going to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 22, 2014

    On the subject of duality, artist Patrick Gleason finds many ways to reflect that motif in his artwork. Plenty of thought went into the framing and design choices in this issue, and it pays off for the most part. There's one double-page spread that stands out as awkward. Tomasi and Gleason elect to suddenly call back to previous storylines by depicting the many tragedies Bruce has suffered with the collapse of the Bat family. It's a sequence that could have worked in a different context, but here it comes across as a forced and random way of reminding readers that there's a larger struggle facing Batman once this Two-Face conflict is through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gotham Spoilers - Gotham Spoilers Jan 22, 2014

    There's been a lot of changes to the origin of Two-Face, and as the backwards flashbacks have contextualized these changes, sometimes that's just not enough, and no matter how well intentioned, some changes don't sit well. I'll admit I'm not a fan of the defense attorney angle, but oh well, not that big of a deal. The story as a whole continues to be interesting, and the forced team-up this issue was nothing less than entertaining.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jan 22, 2014

    It took The Big Burn a couple of issues to get rolling, but now the story is definitely winning me over. Tomasi's crafting a legitimately interesting bond between this trio and he's filling the script with some seriously satisfying Batman moments for Gleason to create. BATMAN & ROBIN is most certainly back on track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Joseph Ulfsrud Jan 25, 2014

    Batman & Two-Face has been good so far. If youre a Bat-fan and you havent been reading it, you are certainly missing out. Tomasi is crafting something that has capabilities of greatness, but for now, Batman & Two-Face is definitely worth checking out, though not yet a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 25, 2014

    Batman and Two-Face #27 is a decent issue that gives some more details on Two-Face's origin.  Unfortunately, Erin McKillen is not an interesting character and we get alot of her here.  The story is slowly getting better and I am looking forward to next issue to see if the trend continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - David Staniusz Jan 22, 2014

    The changes to the origin have worked out pretty well, hopefully the story in the present will follow stride and we can have something amazing! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 23, 2014

    Issue #27 is a good crime comic with great artwork and it left me wanting more, but it also makes some questionable changes to Harvey Dent's origin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Sarah Barclay Jan 27, 2014

    This was a bit of a chase issue, and those aren't always great, but always necessary. Tomasi and Gleason succeed in making it interesting and worth every reader's time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 27, 2014

    Overall, the story in and of itself isn't weak. Tomasi is expanding on Two-Face's backstory, while "unraveling the mysterious connections between Harvey Dent's life and the origin of Carrie Kelley." His craft and ability as a writer shines through in the intricacies and layers that come about after examining the story more closely. The fact of the matter remains is that the future holds more excitement than the present, as the story surrounding Batman's retrieval of his son's remains feels much more exciting and thrilling than this story in this particular timeframe. Let's hope Tomasi is able to make this arc worth is as it comes to a close and really give the readers a sense of fulfillment for sticking it out as we await the future storylines to be told. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 24, 2014

    I hope Patrick Gleason always draws Batman books. If there was ever a worthy successor to Greg Capullo on the mina book, Gleason is it. Read Full Review

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