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Detective Comics (1937) - #40
"Beware Of Clayface"
DC Comics


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  Writer(s):
Bill Finger

Penciller(s):
Bob Kane

Inker(s):
Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson

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Editor(s):
Whitney Ellsworth

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Bob Kane
Jerry Robinson
 

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Cover Date: June 1940
Cover Price: US $0.10

Issue Tagline: none

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 64 pages

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Batman and Robin must solve a murder mystery on a horror movie set. Will Bruce's fiance be next? Featuring the villainy of Clayface.

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Batman Archives (1990) HC vol. 01
Batman Archives (1990) HC vol. 01 (3rd Printing)
The Batman Chronicles (2005) TPB vol. 02
Batman From the Thirties to the Seventies (1971) HC

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Morris Bentley is a successful Hollywood figure, heading up the Argus Motion Picture Company. Among his many credits is Dread Castle, a feature film starring actress Julie Madison, who is romantically involved with Bruce Wayne. Wayne, as Batman, gets involved in the production when he has to save Madison and Bentley from Basil Karlo, the first Clayface, an actor driven insane when he learned his landmark film, The Terror, is going to be remade. Even though he is hired as a consultant, he fears that this means the end of his career, so instead he seeks to cause mayhem on the remake's set. Hiding behind a mask of The Terrors antagonist, Clayface, he causes damage and near death until stopped by Batman and Robin.

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