(April 1986)

DC, 1985 Series
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Price:
1.75 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Baxter paper
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
limited series

Classic Tales (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Marshall Rogers
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Preston Payne]

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

[Detective Comics #477] (Table of Contents)

Cover Gallery / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Preston Payne]
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The Coming of... Clayface III! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Silver St. Cloud (memory); Clayface [Preston Payne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Thomas Wayne (portrait); Martha Wayne (portrait); Commissioner Jim Gordon
Synopsis:
Preston Payne uses blood from Matt Hagen, the second Clayface, to try to change the effects of hyperpituitarism on his appearance. But the "cure" causes Payne's flesh to melt like wax and forces him to periodically dissolve others into protoplasm. When Batman interferes with Payne's theft of the components necessary to reverse his condition, he may become Clayface's next victim.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

If a Man Be Made of Clay...! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda
Editing:
Julius Schwartz

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Selina Kyle [Catwoman] (cameo, obscured); Silver St. Cloud (memory)
Synopsis:
Before Preston Payne can complete the mechanism which will restore his humanity, Batman confronts him and all of Clayface's efforts go up in fire and smoke.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

The Devil's Plague (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Marshall Rogers
Colors:
Marshall Rogers
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cain (host)
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Classic Tales
    Batman
  2. 1. [Detective Comics #477]
    Cover Gallery
  3. 2. The Coming of... Clayface III!
    Batman
  4. 3. If a Man Be Made of Clay...!
    Batman
  5. 4. The Devil's Plague
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