DETECTIVE COMICS #8 will feature the first in a multi-part series of back-up stories following Harvey Dent and his villainous alter ego, Two-Face. Written by Tony S. Daniel (writer/artist of DETECTIVE COMICS) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski, the 10-page stories will offer a unique look into Dent’s secret past and an in-depth examination of the monster he’s become. Daniel and Kudranski collaborated previously on “Russian Roulette,” the one-shot back-up in DETECTIVE COMICS #5, which was released last week.
Last Friday, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES and Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles hosted a wrap party for the first month of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. The writers and artists in attendance included Brian Buccellato, Bernard Chang, Mike Costa, Dan DiDio, Josh Fialkov, Sterling Gates, Adam Glass, Kyle Higgins and Scott Lobdell. Head on over to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES to hear all of these creators talk about what titles from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 were their favorites.
In the conclusion to “Pieces,” Two Face not only finally tracks down his long-lost coin, but also his wife, Gilda. But is Gilda the woman he remembers her to be? Or will Two Face be too blinded by betrayal and vengeance to spare his wife’s life? Meanwhile, The Riddler inches ever closer to obtaining the skeleton key to his locked memories. With these two bloodthirsty rogues on the loose in Gotham City, which one must Batman stop first before innocent lives are lost?
After being left for dead, Two-Face finds allegiance in one of the most notorious members of Batman’s gallery of Rogues. And not only is he still looking for his coin but his quest for revenge just got significantly more personal. Can the Dark Knight stop the treacherous duo before they unleash complete havoc onto the streets of Gotham? BATMAN #711 is written by Tony S. Daniel, features art by Steve Scott and Ryan Winn, and hits stores today. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
Two-Face has always been at least half-insane, but the loss of the scarred coin that keeps him semi-balanced has sent him reeling over the edge. The commissioner calls on Batman's help to stop Two-Face's murderous quest before more innocent lives are lost. Tony Daniel and Steve Scott's BATMAN #710 is on sale this week. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
It's rare enough that a creator comes along who can both write and draw, but it's even more impressive when one is able to deliver an outstanding product month after month on an ongoing title. Tony Daniel's done amazing work with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne in the pages of BATMAN, not only as artist but the current ongoing writer. Batman and Robin's lives won't be getting any easier in 2011, and Tony's provided a few words to tease some of the stories he's working on for this year:
Writer Judd Winick and artist Mark Bagley bring their "Long Shadows" arc to a close as Two-Face and the new Batman throw down in the Batcave. And it's a vicious one, but as Two-Face begins to turn the tide...Batman shows up? Wish I could say more, but maybe these preview pages below will send some clues your way. BATMAN #691 hits tomorrow. [gallery link="file"]
Writer Judd Winick and artist Mark Bagley kick off part three of their four-part BATMAN story with a bang, as Penguin ups the ante in his bid to become the top crook in Gotham and enlists a few of Arkham's finest to keep the Dark Knight occupied. Meanwhile, a new player enters the scene to help the Penguin -- or does he have more devious goals? All this while Two-Face gets closer to making a startling discovery about who Batman really is. BATMAN #690 hits today. [gallery link="file"]
Isn't that a lovely Andy Kubert cover? You know what's better than that? Having an Andy Kubert cover with interiors by Mark Bagley. Words from Judd Winick don't hurt either. And here, in the second installment of the three-part "Long Shadows" arc, we find the newly-minted Batman scrambling to retrieve the Arkham Asylum escapees, while Two-Face begins a ground war of his own. But what's the Penguin up to? Catch a glimpse below. BATMAN #689 hits 8/12. [gallery link="file"]