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I’ve heard that Jeph Loeb had planned a follow-up to Hush which would have focused on Harvey Dent after his face and psyche were healed. This would have continued the big Harvey Dent story that Loeb had been telling since The Long Halloween. As such, there was an embargo from DC from actually using Dent or Two-Face until Loeb told his own story, which never happened. This would explain why there were no canon appearances of Harvey Dent from Hush in 2003 to Face the Face in 2006, because no one was allowed to use him!
Does anyone know if this is true? And if so, is there any info on what Loeb's story might have entailed?
(Note: there actually were two appearances of Dent during this period, although both are of questionable canon. One was in an issue of Gotham Central, where he looked just like he did in Hush, but was written as still being crazy and obsessed with Renee Montoya. Thus, this was a screw-up and should not be counted. The other big appearance was the mini-series, Batman: Jekyll & Hyde, but the less said about that hot mess, the better.)
I wanted to make a list of "The Twenty-Two Greatest Two-Face Comics of All Time," but I quickly discovered that I was unable to make lists of individual issues. I could make lists of characters, objects, locations, and series, but no individual issues. Why not? Honestly, if I were able to do that, I'd be making TONS of lists, as I care more about individual stories than anything else!
I'm trying to figure out at what point people started LOSING respect for this great character. He was always one of my very favorites, especially around the late 80's, early 90's, when he rocked the white power suit. That ruthless, magnificent bastard is still my favorite take on Otto, and I have to wonder why no one seems to remember that version. The closest we've come in terms of characterization is, what, "Negative Exposure" by BKV?