thehefner: (Two-Face: FOREVER!!!)
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Harvey had a small supporting role in a two-part storyline where Jean-Paul Valley broke into Arkham Asylum looking for one of his old enemies. Unfortunately, he ran into a whole lotta released inmates, led by the Joker, who was using Harvey (and his coin) to judge where they should take their fun. The story itself is so unremarkable that I can't remember the plot details (it doesn't help that I don't own the preceding issues of Azrael), but it does feature a couple moments of Harvey crack, most notably these panels:

... ewwww. Welp, I don't think anyone's going to try taking his coin now.

I love Harvey's stunned and even helpless look: "Why coin no come down?" That said, I certainly hope Azrael washes his glove later. We know where that coin's been.

Over the course of the story, Jean-Paul gets knocked out and is awakened to find himself naked, with the Joker wearing his armor. Awk-ward! The bad guy (the one whose cybernetic design SCREAMS "the 90's") manipulates Jean-Paul's Azrael programming to unlock the badass killer inside the naked pretty boy and proceeds to light the Joker's hair on fire:

That has to be one of the more ignominious takedowns that Harvey's ever suffered, particularly as his reaction is less "How DARE you?!" like a proper villain and more, "Hey, not cool! Ow!" I love when Two-Face is written to play with the themes of fairness, even at points like this where he almost sounds like an angry child. Which, as we've seen many times, is often how many writers view the manifestation of Harvey's mental illness.

Date: 2011-05-31 08:26 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
First up, nice Kitson art, though the colouring is a little weird in some bits.

Second, don't promise me captive naked blond pretty boys and then have them wearing briefs, it's very disillusioning.

Third, oh look a female inmate at Arkham who isn't Ivy (and this predates Harley's inception into the DCU)... what's the bet she's never heard from again?

Fourth, don't they EVER consider not putting all these nutcases costumes in the same building as them?

Date: 2011-05-31 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
And such ugly, un-brief briefs too! There's not even any intriguing use of shadow.

Not one to add to The Folder.

Date: 2011-05-31 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Well, to be fair, that means they'd be easier to catch, no?

SOme of them would just look like anyone without their duds.

Date: 2011-05-31 04:52 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
In the real world, inmates of correctional institutes (presumably including the ones that are also mental institutions, though I can't say for sure) wear uniforms for just that reason - if the prisoner escapes, they're wearing a bright orange jumpsuit making them easy to identify, or else they're naked (giving another reason to pick them up), or stripped to their shorts (while not necessarily illegal, or identifiable as prison-issue, make them draw attention).

Now, of course, with costumed villains, as you say, their costumes have the same effect - it's hard to blend in motley, for one example - but, on the other hand, as a mental institution, there's an argument to be made for not letting the inmates of Arkham have access to their costumes as they're part of their insanity.

Date: 2011-05-31 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
I can sort of empathise with Joker's plans to eat that prison guard, because he looks like he would be delicious.

Also is IS totally not fair to punch Harvey's good side.

Date: 2011-05-31 09:33 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Vore, eh? o_O Not something I'd have expected from you.

Date: 2011-05-31 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
I think you know my tastes run a little darker than yours, but don't go reading too deeply into *all* my damn fool ramblings. ;)

I mean, there's a reason why attractive men are sometimes called "dishy" right?

SD is nearly an exercise in free association for me some days.

Date: 2011-05-31 11:52 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I wholeheartedly fish with that gazebo

(I think I'm more of a dadaist at times)

Date: 2011-05-31 03:16 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Googled and, wow. There's a fetish for everything, huh?

Date: 2011-05-31 03:27 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
So it would seem.

Date: 2011-05-31 03:30 pm (UTC)
salinea: (crack)
From: [personal profile] salinea
... urge to post CLAMP manga increasing...

Date: 2011-05-31 08:33 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Spirou horrified (horrified)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Wait until you get to the really disturbing stuff.
Edited (more appropriate icon) Date: 2011-05-31 08:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-31 08:44 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Vore is kinda on the light side of weird sex stuff the internet has exposed me to. I guess the internet decided to skip the middle ground and give me stuff like guro right off the bat. (Thank you very much, Nostalgia Critic fanbase.)

That's pretty much the most disturbing sex thing I've learned about online and if there's anything worse, I don't want to know about it.

Date: 2011-05-31 09:13 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Batman smoking a corncob pipe, 'cuz he's so awesome (corncob)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Well, just make sure you don't Google the word....

...y'know, I'm not even gonna say it.

Date: 2011-05-31 10:48 am (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
Dammit, now I'm imagining Harvey being played earnestly by Christopher Walken.

Date: 2011-05-31 12:56 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Old Bruce)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I assume that is suposed to look like Cable, as part of this whole mocking 90s antihero thing.

Date: 2011-05-31 08:35 pm (UTC)
nezchan: HWAIIIEEE!!! (HWAIIIEEE!!!)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
You haven't heard the last of me!


Date: 2011-05-31 03:15 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Default)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
First place my mind went when I saw Azrael? That cat from the Smurfs. That cat made more of an impression that this guy.

Is the blonde woman Mockingbird? I don't recognize her off the top of my head.

Brief intro

Date: 2011-06-01 05:17 pm (UTC)
riddler13: (Default)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
I read it before at your most excellent blog, and, as I recall, the most controversial point was "WHO is that blonde female inmate"?

BTW, I'm Finally got my account, and will be posting some DC Bronze Age and LOTS of Bande Designé soon! :)

Re: Brief intro

Date: 2011-06-01 05:18 pm (UTC)
riddler13: (Default)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
One more thing: I think she was Samantha, the one who thought was a witch.


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