The first "Villains Month" title for Batman and Robin, 23.1, features Two-Face. On the 3D lenticular cover, we see Two-Face flipping his coin, as seen here. Harvey "Two-Face" Dent, he loves Gotham City, yet he hates it as well. With Batman gone, from the aftermath of the Trinity War, the villains have taken over the DC New 52 Universe, and Two-Face has two options, he could save Gotham City...or make it bleed. It all depends on the result of his coin toss. As the coin is in mid-air, The Scarecrow appears and grabs the coin. This does not bode well with Two-Face, but Scarecrow has an offer for Two-Face, but as per usual, he relies on his coin toss to make the decisions for him. Harvey flips his coin once again, to see if he should save Gotham or make it bleed. The coin lands on heads.
Two-Face then goes on to save Gotham, shooting down local thugs who are committing crimes throughout the city. Harvey arrives at the courthouse and he sees some more thugs holding people hostage and some are being hung from the ceiling. Harvey shoots the thug in the kneecaps, who is holding onto the rope, which makes the man being hung fall to the floor. At this moment Two-Face is feeling nostalgic, and he flips his coin to see what the fate is for the thugs in the courthouse. Heads, life imprisonment, tails, death.
One by one, he flips his coin, and whatever the coin lands on, that is the fate of the thugs. Then, some thugs from the secret society that Scarecrow told Two-Face about, enter the courthouse. Some conflict of words occur, and the members of the secret society start shooting the innocent people. Not being part of the deal. Harvey gets upset, and starts shooting at the members of the secret society. After the slaughter, Harvey thinks to himself, the Justice League is dead. Batman is dead. The city is dark, exposed, and vulnerable. It makes him want to cry, and smile at the same time. He flips his coin once more, heads, he saves Gotham, tails, he makes it bleed. Only this time...the coin lands on tails, and the story ends here.
Like The Joker, Two-Face is one of Batman's deadliest foes, and this story shows why. He lets his coin tosses be the outcome to all his decision making. If fate is good to someone, it will land on heads. This issue isn't an origin story, but it defies what Harvey Dent is all about, as a character. Half of him is good, the other is evil. This is actually a great read, because we see how dependant Two-Face is with his coin toss. It's also good to see him saving Gotham City for a change. I give this issue a four out of five stars. It's a fun issue to read, the artwork is stunning, and the coloring compliments this issue as a whole. The 3D lenticular cover is a bonus to this one-shot issue. Batman and Robin 23.1 is written by Peter J. Tomasi, artwork by Guillem March, colors by Tomeu Morey, and cover designed by Chris Burnham and Nathan Fairbairn.
The standard 2D edition retails for $2.99 and the cover price for the 3D lenticular edition is $3.99, but due to the shortage of these versions, comic retailers and sellers on sites like eBay are up selling them. Check local comic shops and listings for pricing on these lenticular covers. Standard editions are also available on digital formats, on the days these issues are released.