After months of giving us issues with rotating members of the Bat Family the latest issue of Batman and Robin begins a new arc featuring an updated New 52 origin of Two-Face. Although the basics stay the same, a criminal exposes Harvey Dent to acid, the specifics are unnecessarily updated (something the New 52 excels at) as the person responsible for Two-Face’s creation is now Erin McKillen.
The issue begins with McKillen’s return to Gotham to attend a meeting with the other Gotham crime families who have decided to team-up against the freaks who have been encroaching on their turf. The scenes of McKillen and Dent are shown in flashbacks, although the reasoning behind such brutal actions on her part, especially for the first issue of an extended arc meant to specifically with Dent’s transformation into Two-Face, aren’t well explained.
All that said, even the changes can’t ruin one of Batman‘s most interesting villains. As the beginning of a true origin for the character it’s flawed, but fans may still enjoy the issue.