Writer James Robinson
Artist Carmine Di Giandomenco
Colors Ivan Plascencia
Letters Rob Leigh
Cover Di Giandomenco & Plascncia
Variant Cover Mark Brooks
Two-Face and Batman join up for the allegiance of the decade. With Kobra getting more and bolder, it’s up to the Gotham’s prior crime-stopping team Dent, Batman, and Gordon. Putting all of each other’s cards on the table, the city’s rich guy into what almost resembled a team if you look just hard enough.
The time has come to act in this issue of Detective Comics. With members of Kobra showing up to terrorize a gala that had been set for that evening, Batman and Two-Face leap into the fray to stop them from releasing Anthrax on the citizens of Gotham!
This is one action-packed issue, with all of the exposition being off panel dialogue between Bruce and Harvey. Its a risk as a content creator to do this because sometimes things get lost to the reader while reading, whether that be some dialogue or some action. However, in this case, they nailed it. Which is no easy feat, not once do I find myself lost in what’s happening or what’s being spoken of and I find that as a writer myself to be a technical feat of collaboration. With a great story to be told with it, the issue really has a certain level of nostalgic warmth to it. Even if we consider the fact that Dent and Wayne never fought together in this particular manner. That’s the beauty of this issue to me, it’s a great concise read, while also feeling familiar with new ideas being in practice.