EXCL: Clayface's Heartbreaking Rebirth Origin in Detective Comics Annual #1

Just as he was reaching new heights as a premiere performer, Basil Karlo became the victim of a tragic accident that robbed him of his movie star good looks. Did this incident give birth to a darkness within him or was that darkness always there, waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself? Find out in Detective Comics Annual #1's "Clay," featuring the origin of Clayface!

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CBR has your exclusive first look at DC Comics' Detective Comics Annual #1, written by James Tynion IV, with art by Eddy Barrows. In stores January 31st, 2018.


  • James Tynion IV (w) • Eddy Barrows (a & c)
  • “Clay”! Here it is: the shocking, heartbreaking origin of Clayface, including his first conflict with Batman! Actor Basil Karlo was on the cusp of fame and fortune...the kind he had dreamed of through his painful childhood...until an accident robbed him of the good looks that took him to the top. But scars don’t make you a monster—only the darkness in your heart can do that—and in the wake of the accident, Karlo’s darkness is revealed!
  • Rating: Teen
  • In Shops: January 31st, 2018
  • SRP: $4.99

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