Writer James Robinson
Artist Stephen Segovia
Colors Ivan Plascencia & Allan Passalaqua
Letters Rob Leigh
Cover John Paul Leon
Variant Cover Simone Bianchi
Asst. Editor Dave Wielgsz
Editor Chris Conroy
Group Editor Jamie S. Rich
Batman tracked down the pair of fireflies in the most obvious of places. As mentor explains to pupil how he gets by as a second-rate villain, Bruce comes in to stop the teaching. Scolding the both of them for hiding out in a pyrotechnics factory. Getting the information needed from the protege. Bruce learns of the involvement of Harvey Dent, making the appearance of our firebugs seemingly by design and not random.
Bruce catches up to Dent, but its a trap. Bruce holds fast, recognizing that these goons are amateurs. Not even being able to shoot Bruce at point blank range, Bruce taunts Dent, asking him if this is his best shot. Surprise, the base is rigged to blow. Before eradicating his base, Dent leans to the notion that these recent events are the direct fault of Jim Gordon. Uneasy alliances are made for a similar cause. To find and purge this shadow group returning to Gotham.
I like the different direction this arc is taking us in, we’re being given a cynical even flippant Batman. Criticizing Dent for his lackluster preparation for his arrival, hiring sub-par help for the ambush and failing to really cover his tracks. Being tired of trying to appeal to Harvey and knowing that Two-Face is and always will be all of Dent.