There’s No Peace in the Grave for ‘Batman and Two-Face’ #27

In the aftermath of tragedy, the human mind is compelled to ask “Why?” Lacking a good reason–a malevolent agent for our woes–the mind turns inward and assigns meaning. Or you could do like Two-Face and embrace the chaos. Fate, chance…no real difference. Where Batman imposes his own narrative on Gotham’s seedy crime stories by changing their ending, Two-Face skates the kinetic plane that exists before his coin lands. Bound by a lifetime of suppression, he is now liberated by his determinism. In short, he stared tragedy in the eye and admitted no can make heads or tails of it.

Thankfully, the same isn’t true of the comic starring the two. In the latest issue of riter Peter Tomasi–who never gets enough praise for delivering quality story and ace characterization–teams up with the textured grit of artist Patrick Gleason to bring you a crossroads of vendettas in a graveyard. And we’ve got the exclusive preview from Two-Face’s ongoing origin.


His only mistake was bringing two pistols to a batarang figh–actually, wait…those are such better weapons.


Interesting theory about law degrees, but we’re sticking with our “Guns are the most powerful weapon in a battle,” thesis.


It’s nice to see Two-Face of unified mind for once.


“Must…fire…bat-flechette before this rock gets the bat-best of me!”


Shame on you, Dent, for letting an entire army of middle-aged, overweight mobsters sneak up on you in a graveyard.


That mobster in panel 2 is the first sensible criminal in 70 years of superhero comics. This must be a Pete Tomasi book.


Yeah! Bonus! Scribblenauts cover!


Don’t miss what comes next in Batman and Two-Face #27!

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

Want more hard-boiled brutality? Check out The Private Eye and more in Nine More Comics for Hardcore Geeks.

Who can say no to the ol' 1-point perspective angle on a pistol?

Who can say no to the ol’ 1-point perspective angle on a pistol?

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