Clayface (DC)(01 - Basil Karlo)
Real Name: Basil Karlo
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While possessing no true super-powers, Clayface was nonetheless a superb athlete and fierce hand-to-hand combatant due to the abnormal strength granted him by his insanity
A once-famous charactor actor whose mind became unhinged when one of his classic films was to be remade starring someone else, makeup expert Basil Karlo assumed the role of Clayface, a grotesque maniac he had once played on screen, as a means of murdering those he felt stood between him and regaining his stardom. After slaying two members of the movie cast, Clayface was captured by Batman and Robin (Earth 2) Escaping from Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane a year later, Karlo again assumed his Clayface guise and sought vengeance against Batman and Robin, twice threatening their lives before he was once more caught and returned to Arkham, where he lived out the rest of his days in dreams of his former glories.
First Appearance: Detective Comics (1937) #40
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Absolute Batman Incorporated (2015)
HC Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
- 'Absolute Batman Incorporated'
Arkham Reborn (2009)
TPB Batgirl (2009)
- 'Batman: Arkham Reborn'#1
- 'Part One: The Raggedy Man'#2
- 'Part Two: Just Desserts'#3
- 'Part Three: The Ghost in the Machine'
Batgirl Year One (2003)
#4 Batman (1940)
- 'Chapter Four: Cave Dwellers'
HC Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
- 'Long Shadows'TPB
- 'Long Shadows'#208
- 'Important Women In His Life!'#550
- 'Chasing Clay (Collector's Edition)'#568
- 'No Man's Land: Fruit of the Earth, Part Two'#689
- 'New Day, New Knight'#690
Batman Archives (1990)
Batman Arkham: The Riddler (2015)
TPB Batman Black and White (2013)
- 'Batman Arkham: The Riddler'
Batman Confidential (2007)
TPB vol. 04 Batman In The Forties (2004)
- 'The Cat and the Bat'#21
- 'The Cat and the Bat, Conclusion'
TPB Batman Incorporated (2011)
- 'Batman In The Forties'
HC Batman International (2010)
- 'Batman, Incorporated: The Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'Batman, Incorporated'#6
TPB Batman Poche (1976)
- 'Batman International'
Batman Sonderband (1989)
Batman Special (1997)
Batman Villains Secret Files (1998)
Batman: Arkham Unhinged (2011)
#28 Batman: Arkham Unhinged (2012)
- 'Chapter 28: Operation: Kill Joker (Part 3)'#38
- 'Chapter 38: Beloved: Part 1'
Batman: Battle for the Cowl (2009)
HC Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Arkham Asylum (2009)
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl'TPB
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl'#1
- 'A Hostile Takeover'
#1 Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion (2009)
- 'Arkham Asylum: The Place Where Beauty Lies'
TPB Batman: Contagion (1996)
- 'Batman: Battle for the Cowl: Companion'
Batman: False Faces (2008)
Batman: Harley Quinn (2015)
TPB Batman: Joker's Asylum (2008)
- 'Batman: Harley Quinn'
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (1989)
TPB Batman: No Law and a New Order (1999)
- 'Dark Legends'#53
- 'Tao, Part Two: Dragon'
TPB Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
- 'Batman: No Law and a New Order'
Batman: Odyssey (2010)
Batman: Odyssey (2011)
Batman: Odyssey (2012)
HC Batman: Road To No Man's Land (2015)
- 'Batman: Odyssey'TPB
- 'Batman: Odyssey'
Batman: Shadow of the Bat (1992)
#50 Batman: The Dark Knight Archives (1992)
- '50th Issue Villain Special'#75#88
- 'No Man's Land: Fruit of the Earth, Part One'
Booster Gold (2007)
#11 Catwoman (2002)
- 'Vicious Cycle, Part One'
TPB vol. 07 Chase (2011)
- 'Catwoman Dies'TPB vol. 08
- 'Crime Pays'#71
- 'Mother's Day, Part One'#77
- 'Waking Up On the Wrong Side of the Universe, Part Three'
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
HC Crisis Final (2014)
- 'Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes'
DC Comics Presents: Batman (2004)
#1 DC Comics Presents: Young Justice (2010)
- 'DC Comics Presents: Batman'
DC Comics: the Sequential Art of Amanda Conner (2012)
HC DC Infinite Halloween Special (2007)
- 'DC Comics: the Sequential Art of Amanda Conner'
#1 DC Universe Online: Legends (2011)
- 'The 13 Stories of Halloween'
Detective Comics (1937)
Annual 02 Final Crisis (2008)
- 'Blood Secrets'#40
- 'Beware Of Clayface'#49
- 'Clayface Walks Again'#496
- 'Murder On The Mystery Ship!'#604
- 'The Mud Pack, Part One: Men of Clay'#605
- 'The Mud Pack, Part Two: Heart of Steel; Feet of Clay?'#606
- 'The Mud Pack, Part Three: Killer Clay!'#607
- 'The Mud Pack, Part Four: The China Clay Syndrome'#735
- 'No Man's Land: Fruit of the Earth, Part 3'
Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! (2009)
TPB Flashpoint (2011)
- 'Final Crisis Aftermath: Run!'#3
- 'Step Three: Betray Your Only Allies'
Flashpoint: Deathstroke & The Curse of the Ravager (2011)
#1 Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman (2012)
- 'Separation Anxiety'#2
- 'Red Tide'
TPB Gotham City Sirens (2009)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman'
#13 Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special (2007)
- 'Sister Zero, Part 2 of 2'#20
- 'Hell Hath No Fury, Part One'#21
- 'Hell Hath No Fury, Part Two'#23
ends, Part One'#24
ends, Part Two'#25
ends, Part Three'
#1 Infinite Crisis (2005)
- 'And They Said It Wouldn't Last'
Joker's Asylum II: Clayface (2010)
Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler (2010)
#1 JSA: Classified (2005)
- 'The House the Cards Built'
#4 Justice (2005)
- 'Power Trip, Part IV'
#5 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Justice, Chapter Five'#8
- 'Justice, Chapter Eight'
#59 Legends of the Dark Knight [I] (2012)
- 'Eclipso Rising, Part 6'
#19 Legends of the Dark Knight [II] (2012)
- 'Haunted Arkham Part 1 of 3'#20
- 'Haunted Arkham Part 2 of 3'#21
- 'Haunted Arkham Part 3 of 3'#25
- 'Dreaming He Is A Butterfly Part 1 of 2'#50
- 'Dr. Quinn's Diagnosis Part 2 of 2'#62
- 'Break The Mold Part 2 of 2'#66
- 'I...Batman Part 1 of 3'#83
- 'What Would Batman Do? Part 1 of 2'#84
- 'What Would Batman Do? Part 2 of 2'
Legends of the Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular (2014)
Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle (2015)
Red Robin (2009)
#14 Salvation Run (2008)
- 'The Hit List, Part Two: The Devil You Know'
#1 Secret Origins (1986)
- 'Hellish New World'#2
- 'Take This World and Shove It!'#3
- 'All You Need Is Hate'#5
- 'Through a Glass Deadly'#7
- 'We Gotta Get Out of This Planet'
#44 Superman/Batman (2003)
- 'Featuring Batman vs. The Mudpack'
Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino (2014)
Tales of the Batman: Don Newton (2011)
Tales of the Batman: J.H. Williams III (2014)
HC The Batman Chronicles (2005)
- 'Tales of the Batman: J.H. Williams III'
The Batman Family (1975)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC The Spectre (2001)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
#28 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'Past Sins'#29
- 'Family Reunions, Part Two: Clear and Present Danger'#30
- 'Family Reunions, Part Three: The Future's So Dark...'
#2 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Booster Gold to Starman'
#5 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Chronos to Cyclotron'
#5 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
#160 Young Justice in No Man's Land (1999)
- 'A Piece of You, Part 1'#161
- 'A Piece of You, Part 2'
- 'No Man's Land: Road Trip'
Video Game Appearances:
Lego Batman: The Video Game (2008)
Deathstroke's Pirate Crew
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