May 13th, 2011

Two-Face... FOREVER!!!

Two-Face appearances (well, one, plus a notable AU version mentioned) in this week's new comics!

There were two Harvey-related instances in the comics released this past Wednesday, but neither of them took place in current DC continuity!

The first was a guest appearance in Batman: Arkham City, the prequel comics to the video game sequel (thus making it also a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum), which marks the first time that Paul DIni has ever written Two-Face outside of TAS episodes and the first two issues of Batman & Robin Adventures. Apparently he had plans for a post-Face the Face issue of Detective Comics, but that was nixed because of Harvey's minimal involvement in the craptacular Salvation Run storyline. If I ever get the chance, I must ask him what that story was going to involve.

The second is a mention in Flashpoint, DC's new big event. Harvey only gets mentioned, but this is notable because it's the Harvey of an alternate universe, which we haven't seen since DC arbitrarily decided to stop making Elseworlds. Why? Probably because they hate fun. Also puppies. Of course, DC swears that the world of Flashpoint isn't an Elseworlds or alternate timeline, so what is it, then? Who the hell knows or cares? Well, okay, I kinda do. The story looks like it has potential, but then, so did Brightest Day. Point is, there's a different version of Harvey who only gets a mention, but it's an intriguing mention nonetheless.

These are both slight appearances, so let's take a quick look at them, shall we?

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Finally, a quick note: real-life shall be consumed by the fact that I'll be performing at the Orlando Fringe Festival in Orlando, FL, so expect spotty updated over the next two to three weeks. We'll see how much free time I have. As always, if you have any suggestions, requests, or whatever, free free to send 'em my way... along with any friends or relatives you have in the Orlando area! :)