(September 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Mark Waid
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This continues in Detective #604, where the story of Clayface IV is revealed.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman; Mudpack [Clayface] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Inks:
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors:
Kevin Nowlan
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Clayface [Matt Hagen]; Clayface [Preston Payne]; Clayface [Sondra Fuller]

The Coming of Clayface (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Barr
Pencils:
Keith Giffen
Inks:
Al Gordon
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Agustin Mas
Job Number:
G-4767

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Clayface [Sondra Fuller]; Robin; Julie Madison; Morris Bentley; Ned Norton; Kenneth Todd; Lorna Dane; Fred Walker; Roxy Brenner; Kobra (cameo); Looker (cameo)
Synopsis:
Sondra Fuller, the newest Clayface, visits the original Clayface, Basil Karlo, in the hospital where he tells her how he became Clayface.

Indexer Notes

Based on the story from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #40. Origin of Basil Karlo, the original Clayface.

["Mr. Bubbles Tub Tales"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Bubble / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Tragic Though Amusing Story of Clayface II (Table of Contents)

Clayface II / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Dan Raspler
Pencils:
Bernie Mireault [as BEM 89]
Inks:
Denis Rodier
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Albert De Guzman

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Clayface [Matt Hagen]; Batman
Synopsis:
Matt Hagen finds a shipwreck which contains strange jars of clay that give him the ability to turn to clay.

Indexer Notes

The origin of Matt Hagen, the second Clayface, adapted from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #298 with a humorous twist.

His Name Is Clayface III (Table of Contents)

Clayface III / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Tom Grummett
Inks:
Gary Martin
Colors:
Helen Vesik
Letters:
Janice Chiang

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Clayface [Preston Payne]; Had Hatter (cameo); Two-Face (cameo); Joker (cameo); Jack Ryder; Batman; Henry Matlock; Helena; Clayface [Matt Hagen] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Clayface sees a special on TV about himself but is enraged when they don't bother to get the details of his origin correct.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arkham Asylum

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dale Coe and Robert A Lugibihl.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman; Mudpack [Clayface]
  2. 1. The Coming of Clayface
    Batman
  3. 2. ["Mr. Bubbles Tub Tales"]
    Mr. Bubble
  4. 3. The Tragic Though Amusing Story of Clayface II
    Clayface II
  5. 4. His Name Is Clayface III
    Clayface III
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mark Waid
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer