Batman: One Bad Day Two-Face #1
Written by Mariko Tamaki
Art by Javier Fernandez
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Batman does a favor for an old friend hoping to find redemption in an old foe.
In the years since becoming Two-Face, Harvey Dent has changed his life. After finding a level of peace, Harvey is hired back on by Nakano to be the District Attorney and decides to call in a favor of Batman. One that is personal.
Harvey’s father is about to celebrate a personal milestone and a threat to the man prompts Batman and his family to investigate. As time ticks away to the event, Stephanie confronts Batman about the man he’s helping and the party that gets underway has a dangerous and deadly reveal.
The Story: Tamaki crafts an entertaining story with some great character insights and tension. The story has a great pace and some exciting action throughout. Unfortunately, it’s also a story whose twists could be seen a mile away. Even as the story ramped up to its finale, I knew what it would ultimately be about. A well-executed story to be sure, but disappointingly predictable in the end.
The Art: Fernandez delivers some great art throughout the issue. The style is beautiful and reminds me of Tim Sale with the usage of shadow.