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With this we mark the end of my series of Two-Face anniversary posts. Thanks to all who read them.

As an aside, I recently discovered DC is putting out 'Two-Face: A Celebration of 75 Years' later this year. It should be interesting to see which of our selections overlap; if the placeholder cover is any indication, 'Eye of the Beholder' might be getting some recognition.

This one is from Gotham Adventures #12. Of note is that this is a continuation of the episode 'Judgement Day' in which Harvey Dent developed a third personality, the Judge, a vigilante targeting Gotham's criminals with the final target being none other than Two-Face.

The issue opens with a robbery in Gotham with an unexpected hero saving the day.

Curious about Two-Face's acts of heroism, Batman discovers that during hypnosis Harvey Dent's psychiatrist had switched out his coin for a weighted one that will always land on the 'good' side; it was this coin that Two-Face escaped with. She is concerned that if his Judge persona resurfaces with the coin landing on its good side Two-Face will in effect kill himself.

Batman intervenes the next time Two-Face pulls a heist and betrays his own henchmen.

Eventually Two-Face commandeers a plane from some drug runners.

Date: 2017-09-01 03:26 pm (UTC)
riddler13: (riddler)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
Beautifully done. Nice series of posts!

Incidentally, did you check "The Judas Coin"? Two-Face's segment is the second best there is (hah!). The "helpless Batman" part from the Judas Coin might be lifted from this story, for all I know.

Whereas the jumping part from this one reminds me of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight", another interesting take on Two-Face.

Date: 2017-09-01 04:01 pm (UTC)
thenicochan: (Annoyed Iwai)
From: [personal profile] thenicochan
I absolutely loved your posts for Two-Face this month. Thank you so much for sharing these with us. It gave me a whole new appreciation for the character.

The last lines of this story really hit me in the gut. Excellent stuff.

Date: 2017-09-01 04:38 pm (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Thank you for this well-chosen series of posts.

Interesting that Harvey says luck made him D.A. I'd think that would've been more a combination of his intelligence, talent and determination.

Date: 2017-09-01 04:39 pm (UTC)
an_idol_mind: (Default)
From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
Gotta still have at least some luck in there.

Date: 2017-09-01 04:43 pm (UTC)
an_idol_mind: (Default)
From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
One of the things I like about the BTAS comics is that Two-Face seems to have a consistent voice in those.

His motivations and attitude in the mainstream DC Universe are all over the place. Is he a good guy tormented by his dark side? A monster through and through? Is he slavishly devoted to his coin or does he find ways to cheat if it doesn't come up to his liking?

DC is all over the place with Two-Face's characterization, and I think it often hurts the stories he's in.

Date: 2017-09-01 05:40 pm (UTC)
nyadnar17: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
That last panel makes me tear up every time. Thats what a lot of writers don't seem to get when they try to "revamp" Two-Face. Harvey still has to be in there, still has to be fighting as best he can. Otherwise Two-face is just a dude with a 2 fetish.

Date: 2017-09-01 06:12 pm (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Which is why I hate hate HATE the portrayal of Harvey in Batman Forever. There wasn't even a trace of psychological or ethical conflict in him there; he was purely evil. They should've called that particular character One-Face.

Date: 2017-09-01 07:29 pm (UTC)
riddler13: (riddler)
From: [personal profile] riddler13
That was an expy of the Joker with a coin.

Date: 2017-09-01 07:18 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Sad (We'll meet again Tiger)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
oh Harvey......

Date: 2017-09-02 04:32 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (batman--robin (a bat & his little bird 2)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Thank you for these posts! Two-Face has always been a favorite of mine. He truly is a tragic figure.


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