Batman Pulls The Old Switcheroo
Denny O'Neil writes a fine story for this confrontation between Two Face and the Batman. Two-Face plans to blow up Washington DC with an atomic bomb came from his cohort General Harris as they escaped from Arkham Asylum together. The General hated America and what it has become. Harris thought he needed Harvey Dent's genius to pull the plan off. He believed that a nuclear threat would wake up America and together he and Two-face would make a killing on the healthy ransom. General Harris eventually was double crossed by the flip of Two Face's coin. In return the General dimes out Two-Face to Commissioner Gordon and our favorite dark knight . Robin does make an appearance here as he and the Batman try to stop Two face from stealing the plutonium he needed but after being pumped with tranquilizer darts and being chained he heads back to college after they break loose from their bonds. I really enjoyed the ending where Batman takes on Two-Face alone. He gets a breather when Two-Face decides to step away from the detonator taking the time to examine his coin. It's then he realized he's been duped by the Batman who pulled the old switcheroo on Two-Faces coin earlier which becomes a decisive factor in the stories outcome. The art by Irv Novick and Dick Giordano compliments the story and especially the end where the panels demonstrate the drama of the impending doom as the two foes fight for the detonator.