Secret Origins #44 [Newsstand]
(September 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989317666 09
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 issue is a variant of Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #44 [Direct].

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


Batman vs. the Mud Pack (Table of Contents)

Batman / 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]
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The Coming of Clayface (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / 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.
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Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Tragic Though Amusing Story of Clayface II (Table of Contents: 3)

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.
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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: 4)

Clayface III / comic story / 12 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.
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Keywords
Arkham Asylum

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dale Coe and Robert A Lugibihl.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Batman vs. the Mud Pack
    Batman
  2. 1. The Coming of Clayface
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer