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Detective Comics back-up stories will star Two-Face

Detective Comics #8

Answering one of the questions raised by yesterday’s announcement the expansion of Batman and Detective Comics to 40 pages, DC Comics revealed this afternoon that April’s Detective #8 will kick off a multi-part backup story featuring Two-Face.

The 10-page stories reunite series writer Tony S. Daniel and artist Szymon Kudranski (Spawn, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice), who collaborated on the “Russian Roulette” one-shot in Detective Comics #5. The Two-Face spotlights are intended to reveal the history of a rogue who’s only appeared briefly since the launch in August of DC Comics: The New 52.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Szymon Kudraski, who’ll no doubt capture the dark mood and tone I’m reaching for in Detective Comics,” Daniel said on DC’s Source blog. “I’m going deep into the character of Harvey Dent and the inner conflicts and demons he must confront. I’m approaching the characters and story the way I would a multi-layered psychological thriller, one that covers a man at the losing end of a battle within himself.”

The same month that Two-Face spotlight debuts in Detective, Batman will launch back-up stories centering on the Court of Owls, the shadowy organization that has plagued the Dark Knight and Gotham City in the first arc of the relaunched comic. Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV will write the stories, with American Vampire artist Rafael Albuquerque providing the art.



Sigh – I hope the main story is really good – this title has been on the bubble for me and I don’t like Two-Face so it may be enough to push it off the list.

Really? Two-Face? How incredibly dull and uninspiring.

All Two-Face haters can shut up. If your point of reference is a garbage story then look for the golden stories featuring Two-Face at his finest. That being said, Tony Daniel touching Two-Face in no way makes me happy.

There are people who don’t like Two-Face?

I mean, I know there are, but I genuinely find it bizarre that, in a story about Tony Daniel writing Two-Face, it’s the Two-Face part that has people going “Ugh, god, no!” Harvey’s one of the all-time great comic characters, and I dunno about you, but I certainly remember the last time he wrote a major Two-Face appearance. It was barely cohesive enough to count as a story.

Really? Tony S. Daniel? How incredibly dull and uninspiring.

Sorry DC but I just can’t read any more Tony Daniel. I tried, I really did, but I can’t do it.

Yay! For a second there I thought Snyder was going to be writing the back up for both Batman AND Detective!

Now that I know he isn’t, I don’t have to go anywhere near Dectective! Tony Daniel is a great artist – but he has no business writing. Its just… not good. Not good at all.

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