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Detective Comics (1937) - #478
"The Coming Of... Clayface III!"
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Len Wein

Marshall Rogers

Dick Giordano

Glynis Wein

Ben Kazuhito Oda

E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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Terry Austin
Marshall Rogers
Tatjana Wood

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Cover Date: Jul/Aug 1978
Cover Price: US $ 0.35

Issue Tagline: Clayface Is Back! You, Batman, Will Be His Next!!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Letters Column: Batman's Hot-Line

A hooded figure (later revealed to be Clayface III) breaks into the Gotham branch of S.T.A.R. Labs and steals an experimental device, and kills a night watchman with a simple touch in the process. Batman, still frustrated over his break up with Silver St. Cloud, attempts to confront the new Clayface.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Batman Arkham: Clayface (2017) TPB
Batman: Strane Apparizioni (2000) TPB
Detective Comics (1937) TPB
Legends of the Dark Knight: Marshall Rogers (2011) HC
Shadow of the Batman (1985) #5
Tales of the Batman: Len Wein (2014) HC

First full appearance of Clayface III.

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