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Four pages from MEN OF WAR 1, the cross-genre series about U.S. soldiers in the DC Universe...

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Two-Face: The Long Way Down, was supposed to run in the form of nine-page co-features, one part per issue, just like the Manhunter. Six parts over six issues of Batman: Streets of Gotham, right alongside Paul Dini's House of Hush storyline.

Instead, the first story in SoG #14 was eighteen pages (twice as long as the main Hush story!), twice the length, and clearly the first two parts smooshed together. Then, the next issue, SoG #15, was ENTIRELY devoted to the Two-Face story! At twenty-seven pages, that's the next three parts, back to back! Finally, in last Wednesday's SoG #16, the conclusion ran the regular nine pages.

Six parts, awkwardly shoved into three issues, and throwing off the flow of the title's main feature to boot. This wouldn't be such a problem, except that it was that last factor which pissed off comic readers.

When I went looking for reviews of SoG #15--the all-Two-Face issue--I found tons of angry comic fans declaring that they were dropping SoG. They were furious that there was no Hush story. Few had anything to say about the Two-Face story itself. They didn't even care.

Why? Do fans really like Hush that much? More than Two-Face?! Look, it would be one thing if they were dropping it over displeasure at the story itself (and they might have had cause, as we'll see below), but the story's quality was immaterial. All they cared about was Dini's Hush story. They had zero interest in a Two-Face-centric story, period.

This is strange, sad, and frustrating to me as a great fan of the character and Batman in general, all the more so because of the story itself. So let's do what so many fans didn't and give this story a look, as Harvey finds himself on the run from the bat, the cops, the feds, and the mob, doing whatever it takes of survive. Even if it means wearing a stupid hoodie.






Two-Face in... THE LONG WAY DOWN from BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #14-16 )

Seriously. What the hell happened? Clearly something happened, or the story wouldn't have been juggled around and smooshed together, ending in what feels--to be--to be an abrupt and rushed fashion. Either way, no one in the comics blogosphere seems to be raising any questions or complaints. No one really cares.

One way or another, I fear this means that the first Two-Face solo feature may also be the last.
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So, what has Tom "Nemesis" Tresser been up to since breaking up with Diana?

Following up from the mind screw series "Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape", he's appearing in "Nemesis: The Imposters", which continues the mind games.

In the first issue, Nemesis was dealing with the apparent reappearance of the conspiracy he became a vigilante to foil in the first place. He wound up having a man who appeared to be the Joker shot and bleeding to death in his car while fleeing Batman.

4 pages of 22 from issue #2 beneath the cut.

Tom's relationship with Diana is still a big part of his life. )

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char: batman/dick grayson
char: nemesis/tom tresser
char: wonder woman/diana of themyscria
creator: cliff richards
creator: ivan brandon
publisher: dc comics
title: nemesis the impostors
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Deadpool. Down in the New York underground. Of course you know something is going to happen. CosmicBookNews has the preview. Who knows what happens when you search down those deep , dark places.... .

... of the mind )
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Remember Katarina Armstrong? She was the second Spy Smasher, appearing in Birds of Prey #100-108 (collected in the trades "Blood and Circuits" and "Dead of Winter," for those who are interested).

Katarina returned this week in Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape #3, written by Ivan Brandon and illustrated by Marco Rudy.

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