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Message started by Fireice989 on 05/24/19 at 18:28:34

Title: Twisted Metal 2 Comic
Post by Fireice989 on 05/24/19 at 18:28:34
Hey guys! I wanted to share something very special with you! I bought this last week and it just arrived the other day! It's so beautiful, I love it! This is the extremely rare Twisted Metal 2 one-shot comic book which was released in 1996 to promote the game that was originally released on PlayStation. The only issue that was ever created and only 100 copies were ever printed. It was published by DC Comics. Half of them were handed out to fans as prizes and the other 50 were assumed lost and/or destroyed. I think maybe some fans might have requested a copy but I'm not sure. Unofficially, from the chatter I've read online, only about 5 copies are known to be in existence currently and this copy is in near mint condition. It's so rare that it's considered the "Holy Grail" of Twisted Metal memorabilia. It is also considered to be canon, as it was written in conjunction with Twisted Metal 2.

The only real flaw is it has a very small imperfection at the top right of the book but I could care less about that. For it being 23 years old, I'd say that's pretty damn good!





If you want to read more info on this comic book, check out the link below:
https://twistedmetal.fandom.com/Ö/Twisted_Metal_2:_The_Comic

I feel so lucky to own this! I knew I had to act on this immediately because I wasn't going to get another opportunity any time soon. You can't find this anywhere! Twisted Metal 2 was one of my favorite games from my childhood. Who played this video game series as a kid back in the day? What's even more nostalgic about this for me is Crash Bandicoot is on the top left of the back cover, right next to Sweetooth's head! The whole thing is just so perfect for me! I feel like this is now my most prized possession!

Title: Re: Twisted Metal 2 Comic
Post by MoshfieldAsylum on 05/25/19 at 13:18:40
That's very cool, congrats.

Kind of wish it wasn't super super rare. They could have made a tie-in comic that wasn't rare like Vigilante 8 Second Offense had, but it is what it is.

And while it does provide a nice origin story for Calypso, and helps makes sense of Minion's TM2 ending, there are a few problems with the canon/storyline when you take the comic into account.

1- In Grasshopper's TM2 ending Calypso says the car crash almost killed him, when in fact it did in the comic.

2- In Grasshopper's TM Head-On ending Krista Spark wishes that the car crash that killed her and her mother never happened. In the comic her mother, Joanie, died at a demolition derby event Calypso was involved in, killed by Calypso's vehicle's bouncing wheel. Days later a miserable, drunk & tired Calypso intentionally drives into a wall to kill himself, but regretfully does it while Krista is in the back seat of the car.
Krista also describes Calypso as having been a nice dad in TMHO, whereas in the comic Calypso says he never was much of a dad.

3- The whole story of Calypso getting his powers from the devil after successfully beating Minion in a race and getting the opportunity to return to Earth to run a destructive contest like Twisted Metal... That's all cool, but in the original game Calypso got his magic powers by stealing a demon (Black) from Satan (Mr. Ash).
But you can see each game as being part of its own timeline, so it doesn't matter.

Title: Re: Twisted Metal 2 Comic
Post by Fireice989 on 06/28/19 at 12:38:48

MoshfieldAsylum wrote on 05/25/19 at 13:18:40:
That's very cool, congrats.

Kind of wish it wasn't super super rare. They could have made a tie-in comic that wasn't rare like Vigilante 8 Second Offense had, but it is what it is.

And while it does provide a nice origin story for Calypso, and helps makes sense of Minion's TM2 ending, there are a few problems with the canon/storyline when you take the comic into account.

1- In Grasshopper's TM2 ending Calypso says the car crash almost killed him, when in fact it did in the comic.

2- In Grasshopper's TM Head-On ending Krista Spark wishes that the car crash that killed her and her mother never happened. In the comic her mother, Joanie, died at a demolition derby event Calypso was involved in, killed by Calypso's vehicle's bouncing wheel. Days later a miserable, drunk & tired Calypso intentionally drives into a wall to kill himself, but regretfully does it while Krista is in the back seat of the car.
Krista also describes Calypso as having been a nice dad in TMHO, whereas in the comic Calypso says he never was much of a dad.

3- The whole story of Calypso getting his powers from the devil after successfully beating Minion in a race and getting the opportunity to return to Earth to run a destructive contest like Twisted Metal... That's all cool, but in the original game Calypso got his magic powers by stealing a demon (Black) from Satan (Mr. Ash).
But you can see each game as being part of its own timeline, so it doesn't matter.


Sorry for the late reply, that's really awesome! You sound like you know your TM history very well and I envy you for it. Thanks for sharing this info, it's really interesting! I didn't know Vigilante 8 had a comic! I'm gonna have to check that out! If you think of these stories in terms of a multiverse, then they can relate, but I understand what you're saying! I wish it wasn't so rare too because then it couldn't have costed me so much money, haha!

Title: Re: Twisted Metal 2 Comic
Post by Manta Ray on 07/06/19 at 21:59:41
I had a copy, sold it to someone one here for rent money that I badly needed at the time. I scanned most of the comic except for one page that has been lost forever. If anyone could upload that page containing a fat Jabba the Hut-esque Satan in a business suit it would be greatly appreciated. Also, this book is one of the many forms of media that predicts the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Title: Re: Twisted Metal 2 Comic
Post by MoshfieldAsylum on 07/06/19 at 23:00:36

Manta Ray wrote on 07/06/19 at 21:59:41:
I had a copy, sold it to someone one here for rent money that I badly needed at the time. I scanned most of the comic except for one page that has been lost forever. If anyone could upload that page containing a fat Jabba the Hut-esque Satan in a business suit it would be greatly appreciated. Also, this book is one of the many forms of media that predicts the terrorist attacks of 9/11.


In case people want elaboration on the 9/11 thing, on the last page of the comic it shows one of the twin towers falling down from an explosion, all while Calypso watches from his blimp. It was likely in reference to how real life structures like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Hollywood sign can be destroyed in TM2. The (rather inappropriate) idea to put that in a comic panel may have been somewhat inspired by the 1993 World Trade Center bombing which was a few years before TM2 came out.

I found the Twisted Metal Black 9/11 connection to be weirder to be honest because the game came out just a few months before... and it was not so much the junkyard airplane crashing that was weird to me, but how the Skyscrapers level has a crashed airplane along with a billboard with some Illuminati pyramid/eye symbol with the message "He is watching". Just a weird coincidence though, the logic there was to use a crashed airplane as a ramp/bridge to another roof, and Illuminati references are not that uncommon in media because people are fascinated by secret societies. The junkyard airplane crashing isn't that weird when you consider that the developers also made Rogue Trip which had an airport map where you could destroy the airplanes that were landing.

Anyway, I got you on that missing scanned page, I uploaded it on a facebook account I don't ever use. It's not great quality, but it's the best one available until someone else can provide a better scan.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=824777367895977&set=a.824777624562618&type=3&theater

Title: Re: Twisted Metal 2 Comic
Post by Manta Ray on 07/07/19 at 12:35:38
Iíve seen this picture before and I appreciate the effort.

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