"The Great Clayface - Joker Feud": Batman, Robin, Batwoman, and Bat-Girl must cope with a crime competition between Clayface and the Joker. The two crim
Batman #159 is an issue of the series Batman (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1963.
Synopsis for "The Great Clayface - Joker Feud"
Batman, Robin, Batwoman, and Bat-Girl must cope with a crime competition between Clayface and the Joker. The two criminals have challenged each other to see who is the best criminal in town and they create havoc when they try to outsmart Batman.
On his first attempt, Clayface adopts the appearance of the Joker and tries to recreate a Joker-style crime, but ultimately fails and is forced to retreat when his crime is foiled by Bat-Girl. Joker on the other hand, strikes using a series of spectacular costumes that allow him to outsmart Batman while also changing his appearance. Succeeding on this crime, Joker proves that he is better than Clayface.
However, Batman is not satisfied and he decides to lure the two criminals into a trap. When Batman is given a valuable gem by a visiting Rajah, the Joker appears and tries to steal it. However, Clayface guessed that Joker would strike and he incapacitates both Batman and the Joker before taking them to his hideout. There, Joker convinces Clayface to work together, but as soon as Clayface releases Joker, the mad clown knocks Clayface unconscious and reveals himself as Batman. It is then revealed that the Batman that Clayface captured was the Batman Robot and that Joker had been captured earlier by Batwoman and Bat-Girl. With both criminals in jail their feud is ended.
Appearing in "The Great Clayface - Joker Feud"
Synopsis for "The Boyhood of Bruce Wayne Jr."
Alfred writes a tale of young Bruce Wayne, Jr., who, as a five-year-old unknowingly begins his training to become Robin II, and brags to his friends that his father is Batman not yet knowing that this is true.
Appearing in "The Boyhood of Bruce Wayne Jr."
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Batman (Bruce Wayne) (Fictional character)
- Robin/Batman II (Dick Grayson) (Fictional character)
- Batwoman (Kathy Kane-Wayne) (Fictional character)
- Bruce Wayne, Jr. (Fictional character)
- The Green Owl Gang (Fictional character)(Single appearance)
- Published by National Periodical Publications, Inc.
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Compendium listed this issue as an appearance of Earth-Forty.
- "The Great Clayface - Joker Feud" is reprinted in The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told and The Joker: 80 Years of the Clown Prince of Crime: The Deluxe Edition.
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