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10:42:11 AM Dec 18th 2010
Holiday's Pistol

Based on the Ruger Mk. II, not the Mk. III, which didn't exist at the time of the graphic novel.
05:44:03 PM May 21st 2010
edited by MetaFour
I changed the plot writeup, partly to remove the spoilers and because I thought it could be organized better. Here's the old writeup for posterity's sake.

The series, which is a pseudo-sequel to Batman: Year One, has Batman, Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Dent meeting on Halloween to discuss an alliance to bring down mobster Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, who's got his own issues with regard to the femme fatale Catwoman. She has been robbing him with such regularity that Falcone has put a bounty on her head, on top of dealing with Harvey Dent's crusade to bring down the mob and gangpressing Bruce Wayne into going along with a money-laundering scheme of his (ultimately done via Poison Ivy mind-controlling him for Falcone).

But the biggest concern is that someone is killing off Falcone's minions and family members; Holiday, a mysterious vigilante/serial killer, kills once a month and always on a holiday and leaves behind a trinket related to the holiday in question with the corpse. As Batman seeks the killer's identity and to bring down Falcone, everything ends up leading to the acid being tossed onto Harvey Dent's pretty little face and his transformation into the villainous Two-Face. Not to mention a Twist Ending that opines that three people were "Holiday": 1. Harvey Dent's wife, Gilda, who started the ball running with regard to committing the first couple of murders, even after being injured in a bomb explosion caused by Falcone's goons and only stopped when she thought Harvey killed a man to avenge the attempt on her life; 2. Alberto Falcone, Carmine's weakling and unwanted son, who faked his death as a victim of Holiday into order to co-opt the identity for his own, and 3. the newly disfigured Harvey Dent aka Two-Face, who murders Carmine Falcone on Halloween a year after the first murder, making Dent "Holiday", too.

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