(April 1986)

DC, 1985 Series
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Price
1.75 USD; 2.50 CAD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1985-12-18
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from DC Releases #23.


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 [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Preston Payne]

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

[Detective Comics #478] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Terry Austin
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Clayface [Preston Payne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside front cover page. Mislabeled as cover to #477.

The Coming of... Clayface III! (Table of Contents: 2)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; 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.
Reprints

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: 3)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; 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.
Reprints

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: 4)

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)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence ends on inside back cover page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Classic Tales
    Batman
  2. 1. [Detective Comics #478]
    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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