Posts tagged ‘Harvey Dent’

Detective 513 – A Two-Faced Batman

tec_513

Gerry Conway, Don Newton and Frank Chiaramonte conclude a Two-Face story begun in Batman in Detective 513 (April 1982).

tec_513_001

Batman, captured by Two-Face, has been missing for days. Vicki Vale goes to Wayne Manor, revealing her belief that Batman is Bruce Wayne to Alfred and Dick, who just sort of look embarrassed for her, and she leaves.

tec_513_002

Batman’s absence has the city in a panic.  Hamilton Hill goes to consult with Boss Thorne, but he is not at all upset or concerned, happy to have him out of the way.

On the other hand, he is not happy to start seeing Hugo Strange’s ghost again.

tec_513_003

Everyone is wondering where Batman is. Even Jim Gordon, who has taken to hanging out on park benches now that he has resigned as commissioner.  Barbara tries to convince him to do something other than feed birds.

tec_513_004

And where is Batman, anyway?  Being held in a cage by Two-Face.  He is content to keep him there, no torture or anything, and his people provide food.

tec_513_005

Robin gets the action in this one, tracking Two-Face down.  But bythe time he arrives Batman is already free, thanks to Two-Face himself. Batman has used the food he has been given to make a mask for himself, expecting it to freak out Harvey.  Two-Face breaks the glass to free his double, and Batman takes him down.

Advertisements

Detective 187 – the second Two-Face

tec_187

Two-Face is back in Detective 187 (Sept. 52).  Harvey Dent (the name was changed to avoid “confusion” with Clark Kent) and Gilda return.  Harvey is now giving talks about his time as Two-Face, and theatre owner George Blake has booked him for a run.

tec_187_001

While giving his talk, Harvey appears to transform into Two-Face in front of the entire audience.  He goes off on a destructive rampage.

tec_187_002

Batman chases Two-Face, but let’s it be known (to Robin) that he suspects something else is going on.

tec_187_003

And indeed he was right.  Two-Face was really theatre owner George Blake, who kidnapped Harvey and took his place, part of a big insurance fraud scheme with the places he attacked as Two-Face.

What gave him away?  The scarring is on the wrong side of the face.  Clever.

Tag Cloud