"Two of a Kind": After six months of intense training, Batman presents Jason Todd with a Robin costume, anointing the teen Batman's new partner, much to the chagrin of Alfred. When the new dynamic duo an
- Two faces -- both as perfect as mine once was.
- — Two-Face
Appearing in "Two of a Kind"
- Two-Face (Flashback and main story) (Origin)
- Dopple Bros (Single appearance)
- Rorrim Boys (Single appearance)
- Joker (In a photograph only)
- Penguin (Flashback only)
- Robin (Dick Grayson) (Flashback only)
- Sal Maroni (Flashback only)
- Willis Todd (Flashback only)
- Frank (Single appearance)
- Joe (Only appearance; dies)
- Two-Face's car
Synopsis for "Two of a Kind"
After six months of intense training, Batman presents Jason Todd with a Robin costume, anointing the teen Batman's new partner, much to the chagrin of Alfred. When the new dynamic duo answer the Bat-Signal, Commissioner Gordon meets the new Robin then shows the heroes an envelope that was delivered earlier that day. Inside is a poker hand consisting of two pair and a deuce and four photographs of two pair of petty criminal twins. Noticing it as the M.O. of the villain Two-Face, Batman and Robin travel across the "Bi-State" Bridge to the Lucky Dollar Casino in Casino City.
Encountering the former district attorney, the heroes disable Two-Face's henchmen, but the duo is unable to prevent the villain from taking a hostage. Playing on his penchant for "twos", Robin offers himself up in place of the hostage, stating that it is fitting seeing as how he is the second Robin. Two-Face agrees and speeds off with his new hostage, but the new Boy Wonder frees himself from the villain's grasp, just in time to be saved by Batman.
Moments later, Batman and Robin are back at the Batcave, where Jason discovers that Two-Face is presumably responsible for the death of his father, Willis Todd.
- This story is reprinted in the Batman: Second Chances collected edition and in Two-Face: A Celebration of 75 Years.
- This issue's editorial section "From the Den" and the "Meanwhile" page, serve as memorials and eulogies for E. Nelson Bridwell, long-time Superman editor who passed away months prior to this issue's release.
- This is the first issue of Dave Cockrum's run as penciler and Mike DeCarlo's run as inker on Batman.
- This issue establishes that the Giant Penny's origin is connected with Two-Face, replacing the previous origin tied to the crook known as The Penny Plunderer.
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