batman-robin-adventures-22

“Heads I play as Batman, tails I play as Robin.”

The Batman And Robin Adventures #22

DC Comics (September, 1997)

“Fifty-Fifty”

WRITER: Ty Templeton

ARTIST: Brandon Kruse & Terry Beatty

COLORIST: Lee Loughridge

LETTERER: Tim Harkins

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo

EDITOR: Scott Peterson

Two-Face is kidnapped by a mobster who wants the evidence Harvey Dent had on a rival gang Harvey was investigating before becoming Two-Face. Dropping his silver dollar, Two-Face is force to use a quarter that isn’t coming up in the mobster’s favor, even when Grace is threatened. The coin does convince him to call Grace to warn her there’s trouble coming, and she calls Bruce for help. Batman and Robin wait for the mobsters, and rescue Dent, even when the coin flip works against them. In the end, Two-Face ends up saving the Dynamic Duo from being shot, getting wounded himself.

What they got right: Watching the mob boss completely fail to understand how disturbed and reliant on the coin flip Two-Face is. It’s unintentionally comical to see how badly he doesn’t get it. Also the quarter keeps messing Two-Face up and even complains about how terrible the quarter is compared to his two-headed silver dollar.

What they got wrong: I really have no complaints.

Recommendation: Not so much a Batman and Robin story as it is a Two-Face tale. It’s worth picking up if you like the Animated Series version of Mr. Dent.

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