Detective Comics #1068
Written by Ram V
Art by Rafael Albuquerque and Ivan Reis
Inks by Danny Miki
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Batman rushes head first into a trap as an old foe tries to decide his fate.
Things are getting darker in Gotham City and Harvey Dent is helpless to do anything but watch as the Orgham’s begin to execute their plans for Gotham in earnest with people from the destroyed areas they took over being taken underground and turned into their personal army. Harvey knows that things are getting worse and Batman has no idea what he’s diving into, but his alter ego might have a plan.
Batman confronts Orgham’s forces in an attempt to free the people they’ve taken. Unfortunately, he isn’t prepared for how powerful they are. As Batman struggles to stay alive against forces with unknown powers, Harvey makes a decision that will help his friend stay alive, but at an unknown cost.
The Story: An intense story that works better being told from the perspective of Harvey Dent. The duality within the character enhances the drama of the story and the stakes within it. Everything in the story works really well and the progression of the plot is engaging as it brings the reader to an intense and exciting cliffhanger.
The Art: Both artists deliver beautifully detailed art that showcases the power of the character of Batman while also brilliantly utilizing the darkness with Two-Face.