(September 1989)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.85 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1989-07-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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]
Reprints:

The Coming of Clayface (Table of Contents: 1)

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.
Reprints:

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: 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.
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: 4)

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: 5)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Waid
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dale Coe and Robert A Lugibihl.

Editing
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Series Information
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