Detective Comics #478 [British]
(July-August 1978)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
42
Price
0.12 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893046508
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #478.


Clayface Is Back! (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2857
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Preston Payne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Coming of... Clayface III! (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-2849
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clayface [Preston Payne] (origin); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; James Gordon; Silver St. Cloud (flashback); Henry Matlock; Matt Hagen (does not appear as second Clayface)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
S.T.A.R. Labs

Indexer Notes

First full appearance of this version of Clayface, previous issue had cameo.

The Big Fall (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; bystanders
Synopsis
Superman spots a falling elevator, rescues the trapped occupants, serves them Hostess Cup Cakes to calm them, and interviews them for TV as Clark Kent.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Batman's Hot Line / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2865

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Davidson Corry, Adam Castro, Jeff Albrecht and Peter Sanderson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Clayface Is Back!
    Batman
  2. 1. The Coming of... Clayface III!
    Batman
  3. 2. The Big Fall
    Superman; Hostess Cup Cakes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Batman's Hot Line
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