Batman: One Bad Day: Two-Face #1

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Javier Fernandez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 18
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Two-Face has always been viewed as Batman's most tragic villain. If only Harvey Dent hadn't been scarred by acid, he could have continued his good work as D.A. in Gotham City and been Batman's greatest ally and friend...right? Or has Batman extended Harvey Dent too much grace in his multiple attempts at reform? He'll question himself as Harvey Dent is free once more, scarred but seemingly free of Two-Face's influence. But...when it's revealed Harvey Dent's father has been threatened to be murdered on his 88th birthday, will Two-Face be able to resist joining the party? From the bestselling creative team of Mariko Tamaki (Detective Comics, Cru more

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Sep 21, 2022

    The story in Batman One Bad Day: Two-Face #1 is in some ways immaterial. Indeed, attentive readers will likely clue in on the perpetrator long before they are revealed. But what truly matters is the examination of Two-Faces duality and how it might reflect the duality that is inherent in us all. It is a distinctly Two-Face comic and an exceptional one at that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 20, 2022

    The mystery at this issue's core is pretty simple, but what elevates it is the way it uses the Bat-family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 21, 2022

    A great deal more could be said about the dichotomy between killer and hero. A lot more has been said about it in the past, and a lot more has been said about it in the past with Batman and Two-Face. Tamaki and company find a very specific niche for the action that sheds just a bit more light on both Batman and Two-Face while allowing a bit more insight into a couple of the Batgirls as well. The stories have been evolving over the decades. Tamaki makes her impression on one of DCs most memorable villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Sep 20, 2022

    Batman: One Bad Day - Two-Face #1 tries to delay the inevitable. It is a brilliant depiction of a tragic character, one that always seems close to reconciliation. Whilst the story sets up a mystery that isnt a complicated one, it is as Tamaki created it as a beacon of false hope. This book strives to find positives within a world that is so far past dark it is pitch black. This is not a nice comic, it is frightening and horrifying. But it is also very difficult to look away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Sep 20, 2022

    Batman: One Bad Day: Two-Face is a good story that could have been something great. Like most things with this character, it's a flip of a coin if he'll hit the mark or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 26, 2022

    Two-Face and Harvey Dent both get a good showing across much of their extensive history in this excellent one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 21, 2022

    With Fernandez and Bellaire delivering dark notes in perfect style, this is one issue no fan of Two-Face or Gotham villainy should consider missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 20, 2022

    Fernandez delivers some great art throughout the issue. The style is beautiful and reminds me of Tim Sale with the usage of shadow. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 20, 2022

    Tamaki created a much more down-to-earth story with a few hints of action that may just be worth the buy to those diehard Two-Face fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 20, 2022

    If you're looking for a good one-shot featuring Batman's complicated relationship with Two-Face, you'll enjoy Batman: One Bad Day Two-Face. It doesn't probe Two-Face very profoundly, though, and ends up feeling like it only skims the surface when it has the opportunity to say something about the character. Batman: One Bad Day Two-Face is entertaining, but lower your expectations after the deeply unsettling Riddler issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Batman-News - Jeremy Bernard Sep 20, 2022

    This review wasn't as positive as I first thought it would be and after reading it a couple times I really feel like the pacing and presence of Batman are the biggest problems I have when I think about why each time has been less enjoyable than the last. The story definitely got me to think about some interesting conflict of interests and had me horrified by the end of it but just like the coloring I was way more impressed with it at the beginning than by the time I had let it settle in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 20, 2022

    Batman: One Bad Day - Two-Face #1 succeeds by executing a basic Batman/Two-Face story but utterly fails to create a "One Bad Day" scenario. The setup is basic, the twist reveal is telegraphed from a mile away, and Batman is depicted as inept. Whatever assignment the creators were given, they get a 'C' for effort and 'F' for imagination. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Sep 20, 2022

    Batman: One Bad Day: Two-Face #1 is a beautiful book that lacks the punch of a true mystery to give all of its themes the weight and impact that the story so desperately intends. Read Full Review

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