Friday, November 29, 2013

Batman and Two-Face #25

"The Big Burn" continues as Two-Face prepares to go to war with the entire city to get his hands on Erin McKillen for the murder of his wife and the acid facial that changed Harvey Dent's life forever. Both the current storyline and the flashbacks deal with McKillen's escape from custody, although this time around she's got the help of Matches Malone.

The layout of the issue as it jumps willy-nilly from current to past events (all which concern the same characters and situations) isn't as well-handled as I like. More than once while reading the issue I mistook panels for one part of the story which were actually related an entirely different series of events. That's a problem.

On the plus-side we do get an appearance by Matches (which means the character, and Batman's use of his identity, is part of the New 52). Despite the promise the issue will have big revelations about Carrie Kelley (which I believe I've already guessed) the character fails to make even a cameo here. Given the false advertising and confusing storytelling this one is very much Hit-and-Miss.

[DC, $3.99]

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