(2017)

DC, 2017 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD
Pages
324
On-sale date
2017-08-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-7144-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401271442 51999
Editing
Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Paul Santos (editor - collected edition)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Detective Comics #40, 298, 478-479
The Outsiders (DC, 1985 series) #21
Secret Origins (Dc, 1986 series) #44
Batman #550
Catwoman (DC, 2002 series) #4
Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005
Batman: Gotham Knights #68-71
Batman: The Dark Knight (DC, 2011 series) #23.3


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clayface / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Guillem March
Inks
Guillem March
Colors
Tomeu Morey
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints
No image yet

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Barrionuevo; Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Bit; Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Clayface [Cassius]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Clay-Face; Matt Hagen]; unnamed philanthropist

Indexer Notes

Collection title logo with illustrations from Batman: Gotham Knights #71 and Detective Comics #298.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Mike Allred
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Clayface [Todd Russell]

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents, includes illustration from Catwoman #4.

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

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Richards
Inks
Cliff Richards
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Clayface [Basil Karlo]

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3.

[Detective Comics #40] (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman; Robin / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints
Keywords
flag poles; hatchets

[The Murders of Clayface] (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
Jerry Robinson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Kenneth Todd [as "The Terror"] (movie star); Mr. Bentley (movie director); Ned Norton (former movie actor); Lorna Dane (movie star, death); Fred Walker (Lorna's old sweetheart, death); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain, introduction); Roxy Brenner (villain)
Synopsis
Learning that Julie has become a movie actress, Bruce and Dick head over to the studio to meet with her. However, a series of events leads Bruce to believe something bad is going to happen, which it does, and the Batman must lend a hand to stop a killer known as Clayface.
Reprints
Keywords
Argus Motion Picture Company

Indexer Notes

In Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 1, and Batman: The Golden Age Volume 1, this story is titled "Beware of Clayface".

[Detective Comics #298] (Table of Contents: 6)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clayface [Clay-Face; Matt Hagen] (villain)
Reprints

The Challenge of Clay-Face (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12.66 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Clayface [Clay-Face; Matt Hagen] (intro, villain, origin)
Reprints

[Detective Comics #478] (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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

Color credit from GCD index for original issue provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Coming of... Clayface III! (Table of Contents: 9)

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, Detective Comics #477 had cameo.

[Detective Comics #479] (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2943
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Preston Payne] (Clayface III); Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall] (small image)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credit from GCD index for original issue provided by Anthony Tollin.

If a Man Be Made of Clay... ! (Table of Contents: 11)

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-2876
Genre
superhero
Characters
Clayface [Preston Payne] (Clayface III); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Silver St. Cloud (a hallucination); James Gordon; Unidentifed Woman [Selina Kyle; Catwoman?]; Sal Menkin
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.
Reprints

[The Outsiders #21] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Outsiders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Outsiders [Katana; Black Lightning; Metamorpho; Halo; Looker; Geo-Force; Batman, Windfall]; Kobra
Reprints

Strike Force Kobra (Table of Contents: 13)

The Outsiders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Outsiders [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Geo-Force [Brion Markov]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Katana [Tatsu Yamashiro]; Metamorpho [Rex Mason]; Halo [Gabrielle Doe]; Looker [Lia Briggs]; Windfall [Wendy Jones] joins the Outsiders]; Kobra; Strike Force [Clayface [Sondra Fuller; Lady Clay] (intro); Planet Master; the Zebra-Man; the Elemental Woman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The new female Clayface is not given a name here, but in Detective Comics #604, she as identified as Sondra Fuller and Lady Clay.

[Secret Origins #44] (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman; Mudpack [Clayface] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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]
Reprints

The Coming of Clayface (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. 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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Tragic Though Amusing Story of Clayface II (Table of Contents: 16)

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.
Reprints

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: 17)

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

[Batman #550 Kelley Jones / John Beatty Cover] (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelley Jones
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Claything; Cameron Chase
Reprints

[Batman #550 J. H. Williams III / Mick Gray Cover] (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
J. H. Williams III (signed)
Inks
Mick Gray (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Batman; Cameron Chase; Claything
Reprints

Chasing Clay (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Kelley Jones (pp 1-12, 16, 18-21, 23, 24, 30-36); J. H. Williams III (pages 13-15, 17, 22, 25-29, 37)
Inks
John Beatty (pp 1-12, 16, 18-21, 23, 24, 30-36); Mick Gray (pages 13-15, 17, 22, 25-29, 37)
Colors
Gregory Wright; Android Images (separator)
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Clayface [Cassius]; Clayface [Basil Karlo] (flashback); Clayface [Matt Hagen] (flashback); Clayface [Preston Payne] (flashback); Clayface [Sondra Fuller] (flashback); Cameron Chase (introduction); Claything [Dr. Peter Malley]; Harvey Bullock; Commissioner James Gordon; Oracle [Barbara Gordon]
Reprints

[Catwoman #4] (Table of Contents: 21)

Catwoman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darwyn Cooke (signed)
Inks
Darwyn Cooke (signed)
Colors
Darwyn Cooke

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman
Reprints

Anodyne Conclusion (Table of Contents: 22)

Catwoman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Brubaker
Pencils
Darwyn Cooke
Inks
Mike Allred
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
Sean Konot

Genre
superhero
Characters
Catwoman [Selina Kyle]; Batman; Holly; Dr. Leslie Thompkins
Reprints

[Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005] (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Barrionuevo
Inks
Bit
Colors
Guy Major
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Scarecrow; Man-Bat; Hush; Red Hood; Mr. Freeze; Clayface; Black Mask; Penguin; Killer Croc; Talia Head
Reprints

If a Man Be Clay! (Table of Contents: 24)

Clayface; Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Purcell
Pencils
Mike Mignola
Inks
Kevin Nowlan
Colors
Matt Hollingsworth
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; H. Bennington Screemore; VILLAIN: Clayface [Matt Hagen]
Synopsis
The origin of Clayface.
Reprints

[Batman: Gotham Knights #68] (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Cliff Chiang (signed)
Inks
Cliff Chiang (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Hush [Thomas Elliot]
Reprints

The Shape of Things to Come Part One (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Lieberman
Pencils
Al Barrionuevo
Inks
Javier BergantiƱo [as Bit]
Colors
Laurie Kronenberg
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Sully; Johnny Williams; Tracy Williams (Johnny's wife); Ms. Kitty (death); Tia; Riley Wilkes (corpse); Hush [Thomas Elliot] (villain); Karl (villain)
Synopsis
6 months after being exposed to chemicals in a fire, firefighter Johnny Williams is undergoing changes that affect him physically and mentally. These changes attract the attention of Hush. Meanwhile, Alfred has a startling revelation about Tommy.
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[Batman: Gotham Knights #69] (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Johnny Williams]
Reprints

The Shape of Things to Come Part Two (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Lieberman
Pencils
Al Barrionuevo
Inks
Bit
Colors
Laurie Kronenberg
Letters
Pat Brosseau

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Jackson Davies; Nelson Crowe; Clayface [Johnny Williams]
Synopsis
6 months ago, Hush confronts Johnny Williams and reveals to him the truth about the changes he is undergoing, and enlists him in his plan of revenge against Bruce Wayne. Meanwhile in the present, a murder investigation points to an unlikely suspect.
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Indexer Notes

Johnny Williams becomes a new Clayface.

[Batman: Gotham Knights #70] (Table of Contents: 29)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini (signed)
Inks
Claudio Castellini (signed)
Colors
Alex Sinclair
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth [as Clayface]
Reprints

The Shape of Things to Come Part Three (Table of Contents: 30)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Lieberman
Pencils
Al Barrionuevo
Inks
Bit
Colors
Laurie Kronenberg
Letters
Rob Leigh

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Jackson Davies; Nelson Crowe; Sondra Fuller [Clayface]; Clayface [Johnny Williams]; Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Michael Akins
Synopsis
Batman discovers that Alfred has been infected by the Clayface virus and has been partially under the control of Hush. Hush continues to work with Johnny Williams to isolate the Clayface gene in an attempt to give Hush Clayface powers. Alfred becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
Reprints

[Batman: Gotham Knights #71] (Table of Contents: 31)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
Alex Sinclair

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface creatures [as Batman]
Reprints

The Shape of Things to Come Part Four (Table of Contents: 32)

Batman / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Lieberman
Pencils
Al Barrionuevo
Inks
Bit
Colors
Laurie Kronenberg
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hush [Thomas Elliot]; Clayface [Johnny Williams] (death); Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Alfred Pennyworth; Clayface [Cassius]; Jackson Davies; Nelson Crowe; Michael Akins; Tracy Williams (Johnny's wife); Johnny's daughter; Johnny's son
Synopsis
With Alfred dying from the Clayface virus, Batman must break in to Arkham to free Cassius to get a DNA sample from him, but Hush plans to take Cassius himself in his plot to give himself the powers of Clayface.
Reprints

[Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3] (Table of Contents: 33)

Clayface / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Guillem March (signed)
Inks
Guillem March (signed)
Colors
Tomeu Morey (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]
Reprints

Not Just Another Pretty Face (Table of Contents: 34)

Clayface / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman
Pencils
Cliff Richards
Inks
Cliff Richards
Colors
Matt Yackey
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain); Great White Shark [Warren White] (villain); Secret Society (villains); Vortex (villain); White Rabbit [Jaina Hudson] (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Forever Evil; Gotham City; sewer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Mudslide! (Table of Contents: 36)

Clayface / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Claudio Castellini
Inks
Claudio Castellini
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Johnny Williams]

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Batman: Gotham Knights #69.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Clayface
  2. 1. [Title Page]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [Detective Comics #40]
    Batman; Robin
  6. 5. [The Murders of Clayface]
    Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. [Detective Comics #298]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  8. 7. The Challenge of Clay-Face
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. [Detective Comics #478]
    Batman
  10. 9. The Coming of... Clayface III!
    Batman
  11. 10. [Detective Comics #479]
    Batman
  12. 11. If a Man Be Made of Clay... !
    Batman
  13. 12. [The Outsiders #21]
    The Outsiders
  14. 13. Strike Force Kobra
    The Outsiders
  15. 14. [Secret Origins #44]
    Batman; Mudpack [Clayface]
  16. 15. The Coming of Clayface
    Batman
  17. 16. The Tragic Though Amusing Story of Clayface II
    Clayface II
  18. 17. His Name Is Clayface III
    Clayface III
  19. 18. [Batman #550 Kelley Jones / John Beatty Cover]
    Batman
  20. 19. [Batman #550 J. H. Williams III / Mick Gray Cover]
    Batman
  21. 20. Chasing Clay
    Batman
  22. 21. [Catwoman #4]
    Catwoman
  23. 22. Anodyne Conclusion
    Catwoman
  24. 23. [Batman Villains Secret Files and Origins 2005]
    Batman
  25. 24. If a Man Be Clay!
    Clayface; Batman
  26. 25. [Batman: Gotham Knights #68]
    Batman
  27. 26. The Shape of Things to Come Part One
    Batman
  28. 27. [Batman: Gotham Knights #69]
    Batman
  29. 28. The Shape of Things to Come Part Two
    Batman
  30. 29. [Batman: Gotham Knights #70]
    Batman
  31. 30. The Shape of Things to Come Part Three
    Batman
  32. 31. [Batman: Gotham Knights #71]
    Batman
  33. 32. The Shape of Things to Come Part Four
    Batman
  34. 33. [Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3]
    Clayface
  35. 34. Not Just Another Pretty Face
    Clayface
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
  37. 36. Mudslide!
    Clayface
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