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""Disasters Great & Otherwise"": Buddy Blank takes his grandson, Val and Una through the ruins of Blüdhaven so that he can show Val what the entire world may look like one day.


Quote1 How dare you batter my husband! That's my job! Quote2
-- Super-Woman



Appearing in "Disasters Great & Otherwise"

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Synopsis for "Disasters Great & Otherwise"

Buddy Blank takes his grandson, Val and Una through the ruins of Blüdhaven so that he can show Val what the entire world may look like one day.

On Earth-8, the Challengers from Beyond continue to fight the Crime Society as well as Lord Havok's Extremists. Jason Todd brutally kills Barracuda and the others stare at with a look of shock upon their eyes.

In Metropolis, Jimmy Olsen agrees to help Forager recover the lost souls of the New Gods who have been slain as late. Forager opens up a Boom Tube inside the Daily Planet and the two disappear.

At the Oblivion Bar, Mary Marvel and Eclipso fight the Shadowpact. When the Shadowpact begins to get the upper hand, Eclipso uses her power to teleport herself and Mary Marvel to safety.

On New Themyscira, Holly begins to bond with the other women from the shelter. An Amazon warrior enters the quarters and tells them to get on their feet. The women are exhausted, but the Amazon provides all of the energy they will need as she released to feral dogs to attack them. The women begin running outside.

At Belle Reve, two agents of Checkmate escort Two-Face to a cell. Trickster and Piper teleport inside and incapacitate the guards. Piper tells Two-Face that they stowed away on the helicopter that brought Double Down to this facility. Two-Face tells them of the government's new initiative to exile known super-criminals off-world to a place called Salvation. Piper and Trickster want Harvey to help them out. As per custom, Two-Face flips his scarred coin and ultimately agrees to assist them. Two-Face attacks several guards allowing Piper and Trickster time to commandeer an escape vehicle.

Back on Earth-8, Jason Todd decides that he has been playing on the wrong team and wants to join with Monarch. Monarch doesn't believe that Jason's offer is genuine, so to prove his value to Monarch's objective, he grabs the Monitor's laser-weapon and fires it at Donna Troy.

Appearing in "The Origin of Two-Face"

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Synopsis for "The Origin of Two-Face"

Harvey Dent grew up a tortured and abused child who ultimately suffered from Schizophrenia. As an adult, he compensated for his shortcomings by becoming a successful district attorney in Gotham City. His career ended the day that a mob boss splashed acid in his face, permanently scarring him, and releasing a sickened dual personality. Since then, Harvey has become known as Two-Face and has proven to be one of the Batman's most notorious adversaries. Every decision he has ever made, has been ruled by the toss of a scarred coin. If the coin ends on its clean side, Harvey will perform an act of virtue. If it lands on the scarred side, he will commit acts of evil.

Notes

  • This issue shipped on October 24th, 2007.
  • Although Piper and the Trickster appear at "Location Unknown", it becomes clear when they leave the building that they are escaping from Belle Reve in Louisiana.

Trivia

  • The suit that Two-Face wears in this issue is reminiscent of the costume worn by Tommy Lee Jones in the 1995 film Batman Forever.

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