Clayface (Basil Karlo)

Basil Karlo

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Clayface

Alter Ego: Basil Karlo

Other Names: The Terror; Clayface I; Ultimate Clayface

Classification: villain villain   based on a real person based on a real person  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #40 (June 1940): "Beware of Clayface"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (seen and named in one-panel "cameo" in "Coming Next Month" preview) Detective Comics (vol. 1) #39 (May 1940): "The Horde of the Green Dragon!"; (full) Detective Comics (vol. 1) #40 (June 1940): "Beware of Clayface"

Creators: Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 60

   Comic Book Appearances: 49

   TV, Film Appearances: 10

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Injustice League; Secret Society of Super Villains

Enemy of: Batman

Occupation: actor, make-up artist

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: based loosely on Boris Karloff

This character is in the following 11 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Arkham Asylum (Oct. 1989): "A Serious House on Serious Earth"
Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 (May 2009): "A Hostile Takeover" (1-panel cameo)
Batman: Shadow of the Bat #50 (May 1996): "50th Issue Villain Special!"
Detective Comics
Justice League: Cry for Justice
The Outsiders

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