Identifying critical nodes in complex networks has become an important task across a variety of application domains. The Critical Node Detection Problem (CNDP) is an optimization problem that aims to minimize pairwise connectivity in a graph by removing a subset of K nodes. Despite the CNDP being recognized as a bi-objective problem, until now only single-objective problem formulations have been proposed. In this paper, we propose a bi-objective version of the problem that aims to maximize the number of connected components in a graph while simultaneously minimizing the variance of their cardinalities by removing a subset of K nodes. We prove that our bi-objective formulation is distinct from the CNDP, despite their common motivation. Finally, we give a brief comparison of six common multi-objective evolutionary algorithms using sixteen common benchmark problem instances, including for the node-weighted CNDP. We find that of the examined algorithms, NSGAII generally produces the most desirable approximation fronts.