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"Batman: "The Crimes of Two-Face"": This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #66.



Appearing in Batman: "The Crimes of Two-Face"

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Synopsis for Batman: "The Crimes of Two-Face"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #66.

At the Gotham City Courthouse, the young and handsome District Attorney Harvey Kent is prosecuting the criminal "Boss" Moroni for murder and the first witness is Batman. After Batman's testimony, Kent pulls a double-headed coin, which belongs to Moroni and was found at the crime scene, proving that Moroni is indeed guilty of the crime. Knowing that he is losing the case, Moroni throws some sulfuric acid at Kent's face. Batman tries to pull Moroni's aim away, but the acid reaches the left side of Kent's face. Kent is taken to a doctor, and he puts some bandages on his face for a week. When the time comes to take the bandages off, the horrible truth is revealed and Kent realizes that the left side of his face has been left hideously scarred. Batman tries to help his friend, but they learn that the only plastic surgeon who could have restored Kent's face travelled to Germany, where he was captured by the Nazis and taken away.

Kent's life starts to decline and he only hopes that his fiancée could understand his situation. Kent walks to Gilda's home and the people on the streets can't stand the sight of his face. Upon arriving at her home, Harvey realizes that she is just as horrified as the rest of the people and his sanity finally gives in. After destroying some of Gilda's art pieces, Harvey returns home and in a fit of rage, he breaks all the mirrors. Then, Harvey takes Moroni's double-headed coin and scratches one side of it, leaving the other side clean. This action gives Kent an idea. Understanding that life just depends on fate alone, Kent flips the double-faced coin. If the clean side comes up, he would wait until the plastic surgeon is freed and return to his normal life, but if the scarred side comes up, he would dedicate his life to crime. The coin lands on the scarred side up and Kent adopts the moniker of master criminal "Two-Face".

Two-Face gets a new hideout, a place divided in half, just like Kent's own personality. Using the coin to decide between good or evil, Two-Face commits baffling crimes across the city and also, he makes good acts for the needed, causing the people's opinion about him to be divided. Two-Face and his newfound gang decide their next move and after the toss of the coin, they prepare to hijack a double-decker bus and steal from the people inside. Their plan is almost succesful, but they are spotted by Batman and Robin, who jump to the bus and start fighting the criminals. During the struggle, the driver of the bus is shot and the dynamic duo has to focus on stopping the bus before anyone is hurt. Using the hand brake, Robin stops the bus, but by then, Two-Face and his gang are gone.

After this failure, Two-Face kills one of his thugs after the bad side of the coin landed up. Two-Face then starts planning their next hit on the double feature movie theater. Two-Face's schemes involve the number two everytime, and he believes himself too clever for coming up with the idea, but Batman and Robin deduce where is Two-Face going to attack next.

At the double feature theater, the audience is thrilled watching Superman on the big screen when suddenly, the image turns into that of Two-Face and his gang take control of the room. Two-Face tells the people to surrender their valuables and the people comply. Robin walks to the projector room and takes out the henchmen in charge of the image while Batman jumps to the stage and takes out the rest of the thugs. Two-Face appears and he starts fighting Batman once again until he realizes that the police might already be on their way to capture him. Two-Face runs out of the theater and steals a car for his getaway. However, a police officer tries to stop him, but Two-Face doesn't comply, forcing the officer to shoot the car's tires. Two-Face gets out of the vehicle and runs towards his hideout.

When Two-Face reaches his hideout, he learns that Batman has followed him to the place, but instead of capturing him, Batman tries to convince Two-Face to leave the life of crime behind and work on the side of the law. Two-Face thinks that the offering is tempting, but he leaves that decision to the coin. However, the coin doesn't land on any of the sides, but instead it stands on its edge. Batman suggests to flip it again, but Two-Face can't break his own rules.

Appearing in Batman: "The Man Who Led a Double Life!"

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Synopsis for Batman: "The Man Who Led a Double Life!"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #68.

Batman and Two-Face wait for the double headed coin to land and see what decision would Kent make for his life. The coin lands on its edge and doesn't flip over any of the sides. Kent picks the coin from the floor and tells Batman that he can't decide now that chance has been denied. At that moment, a police officer arrives at Kent's secret hideout and shoots at the criminal. Batman is alarmed that Kent might be dead, but the criminal survives the shot thanks to his coin. Using all his energy, Two-Face escapes from Batman and the police officer and a few moments later, after realizing that the bullet struck on the scarred side of the coin, Two-Face decides to leave his identity as Harvey Kent.

A short time later, Two-Face gathered a new gang and started committing crimes that involved the number two and always left the big decisions to the flip of his coin. One day, Two-Face and his gang kidnapped an old man and demanded a ransom for his return. Using the Bat-Signal, Commissioner Gordon summoned Batman and Robin to the GCPD Headquarters and he took them to the house of an old man named Henry Logan, where they learn that the man that Two-Face kidnapped is Logan's double. The dynamic duo come up with a plan and during the ransom exchange, they pose as the relatives of the kidnapped man, behind good disguises. When the old man is safe, Batman and Robin attack Two-Face and his henchmen, but the criminal mastermind manages to escape after he stuns Batman using his coin.

Shortly after, Two-Face starts reminiscing about his fianceé and how much he misses her. Two-Face also remembers how disgusted she was at his sight and he gets an idea. The next day, Harvey Kent arrives at Gilda's home with his face entirely repaired. However, Kent is reluctant to let Gilda touch his face and later during dinner, the reason became obvious. The left side of Kent's face begins to melt when it comes closer to a candle and Gilda is horrified to see that his face is still hideously scarred as before. At that moment, Batman breaks into the place and Two-Face thinks that Gilda had prepared this trap along with Batman. The criminal escapes through the window and a few hours later, he goes to the mask shop where he bought his wax mask and burns the place to the ground. The elder son of the owner of the mask shop makes a vow to get revenge on Two-Face. In the meantime, Batman and Robin think of a way to capture Two-Face.

A few days later, Two-Face recruits "Getaway" George to his gang, but he is suspicious of the new member. Then, Two-Face and his gang prepare to attack the GCPD baseball match and when the Mayor of Gotham prepares to deliver the charity funds, Two-Face and his gang attack. However, Batman and Robin are present at the match and with help from the entire GCPD, they capture almost all of Two-Face's henchmen. Two-Face and Getaway George drive back to their secret hideout and there, Two-Face realizes that the man is wearing makeup. Fearing that the man is in fact Batman in disguise, Two-Face starts taking away the makeup and he discovers that he is the elder son of the owner of the mask shop. However, Batman shows up in the place after being tipped by the young man during the baseball match and without any real effort, Batman takes Two-Face to prison, who reflects on the fact that his downfall was brought by a double-cross.

Appearing in Dr. Mid-Nite: "Tarantula Unmasks Dr. Mid-Nite"

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Synopsis for Dr. Mid-Nite: "Tarantula Unmasks Dr. Mid-Nite"

This story is reprinted from All-American Comics #88.

Appearing in Black Canary: "An Orchid for the Deceased"

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Synopsis for Black Canary: "An Orchid for the Deceased"

This story is reprinted from Flash Comics #95.

Dinah Drake (The Black Canary) gets a phone call while working at her flower shop. The caller requests a Black Orchid be sent to a wealthy citizen, in the name of... The Black Canary! When the real Black Canary investigates she finds herself framed for murder.

Appearing in Starman: "The Case of the Camera Curse"

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  • Cuthbert Cain (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for Starman: "The Case of the Camera Curse"

This story is reprinted from Adventure Comics #66.

Appearing in Blackhawk: "The Return of Fear"

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  • Starra (Dies)

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  • Prince Ghor

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  • Kimrouk

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Synopsis for Blackhawk: "The Return of Fear"

This story is reprinted from Blackhawk #13.

The Blackhawk squadron flies to Kimrouk, at the invitation of Prince Ghor, to receive some honors, but mainly because of a secret message from Fear, the femme fatale that they met during the Nithar affair in Zorania. She now leads a small group of Kimroukian freedom fighters, under the oppression of Prince Ghor's evil new wife, the European adventuress Starra. The squad bunks at the palace while Blackhawk sneaks out and meets Fear in the Black Dove tavern, in a dangerous part of town, subduing two knife-wielding muggers along the way, and is ready to take on the tavernful of thugs when they all turn out to be Fear's hench-patriots. According to Fear, the dim Prince Ghor is completely manipulated by his evil European-expatriate trophy wife Starra, who has been empowered to command the police, levy taxes, and generally rule by whim.

Starra's grenade-and-rifle-wielding thug squad raids the inn, but gets wiped out in a close-quarters gunfight, in which Fear shoots at least two enemies dead. Blackhawk captures the leader alive, and finds written evidence of Starra's corruption; he and Fear then sneak back into the palace, where a probably-avoidable gunfight breaks out, between Starra's hand-picked palace guards and Fear; she shoots one of them dead too. Starra's gangsters get the worst of it, and Starra gets captured, but Starra boasts that she'll easily be able to lie her way out of her predicament. Fear believes her, and shoots her dead. Prince Ghor arrives and is confronted with the evidence; he soon believes Fear's version of events. Fear has clearly got it bad for Blackhawk and he's starting to like her a lot better too.

Appearing in The Spectre: "The World Within the Paintings"

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Synopsis for The Spectre: "The World Within the Paintings"

This story is reprinted from More Fun Comics #66.

Appearing in Wildcat: "The Count That Never Ended"

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Synopsis for Wildcat: "The Count That Never Ended"

This story is reprinted from Sensation Comics #71.

Appearing in Batman: "The End of Two-Face"

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Synopsis for Batman: "The End of Two-Face"

This story is reprinted from Detective Comics #80.

Two-Face escapes from prison and starts his crime spree once again. Based on the number two and using his double-headed coin, Two-Face and his gang terrorize Gotham City and sometimes they make good actions.

Batman and Robin decide to investigate the case and Bruce goes undercover to learn of Two-Face's activities. When he finally learns about Two-Face's plan, Batman and Robin step into action and attempt to stop him, but Two-Face manages to escape. However, during the entire confrontation, a cloaked figure has been closely watching.

The dynamic duo follow Two-Face to his secret hideout and while Robin takes care of the henchmen, Batman tries to convince Kent to give up his life of crime and return to the good side of the law. Two-Face wouldn't listen and he shot towards Batman. However, at that moment the cloaked person entered the room to stop Kent from shooting, but it was too late and Gilda Kent is seriously injured. With her dying breath, Gilda tells them that she tried to stop Harvey out of love, and Two-Face finally realizes that he is not loveless. Batman and Kent take Gilda to a hospital and the doctor informs them that she is going to live, but that she keeps asking for Harvey. After talking with Gilda, Harvey Kent decides to change his life and stop being Two-Face.

However, as Two-Face is carried out of the hospital by a police officer, his henchmen intervene and take Two-Face away from the place. When Kent informs them that he is going straight, they tie him up and force him to tell them one of his master plans. Batman and Robin manage to find Kent's location and with his help, they stop the thugs from succesfully stealing from a train station. During the fight, Two-Face saves Batman's life and soon the police arrives and arrests all the criminals.

In the aftermath, Harvey Kent's face is restored after a plastic surgery and the sentence for his crimes is reduced thanks to his recent change and while he stays in prison for just one year, he proposes to Gilda and together they make plans for their future.

At Batman's secret hall of trophies, the caped crusader adds another item to his collection: Two-Face's coin.

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