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"Batman, with Robin the Boy Wonder: "The Murders of Clayface"": Julie Madison is part of a new film called Dread Castle. One of Madison's colleagues and her boyfriend are murdered on the set of the film. When Batman investigates the murde


Quote1 Fools! They play at murder, not realizing that I do not pretend, but shall in reality bring death! Quote2
Clayface

Detective Comics #40 is an issue of the series Detective Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1940.

Appearing in Batman, with Robin the Boy Wonder: "The Murders of Clayface"

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  • Fred Walker (Only appearance; dies)
  • Kenneth Todd (Single appearance)
  • Lorna Dane (Only appearance; dies)
  • Mister Bentley (First appearance)
  • Ned Norton (Single appearance)
  • Roxy Brenner (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Batman, with Robin the Boy Wonder: "The Murders of Clayface"

Julie Madison is part of a new film called Dread Castle. One of Madison's colleagues and her boyfriend are murdered on the set of the film. When Batman investigates the murders, he finds the male victim right before he dies and he managed to identify his killer as "Clayface".

Batman and Robin decide to take the investigation to the film's set and there, Batman stops some gangsters, but unfortunately they aren't behind the murders. Meanwhile, Robin finds the real killer and Clayface attacks him. Batman saves Robin, but Clayface manages to escape.

The next day, one of the scenes with Julie is being filmed and Clayface is about to kill her when Batman and Robin intervene. Batman takes off Clayface's disguise, revealing his identity as Basil Karlo, the make-up man and embittered ex-actor who wanted to kill the actors that were remaking his own classic film, "The Terror".

Appearing in Bart Regan, Spy: "The Forgarian Ball"

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  • Chief

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  • Forgarian Spies
    • Jac Gurdini, Embassy Attache
    • Susie, fake widow

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Appearing in Red Logan: "An American Reporter in London...."

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  • Inspector Enright
  • Ivan

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  • Mrs. Tulford (spy)

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Appearing in The Crimson Avenger: "The Mysterious Rays"

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  • Mad Scientist (Single appearance)
  • Joe
  • Butch

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  • Electrical Paralyzing Ray

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  • Truck carrying E.P.Ray

Synopsis for The Crimson Avenger: "The Mysterious Rays"

While an armored truck was delivering currency deposits to the city bank, a criminal was overlooking the deposit with a telescope, from a building across a river. The sniper incapacitated the guards using a ray attached to the scope, then two criminals in a truck looted the armored truck and placed its money inside their own, then driving off.

At the office of the Globe-Leader, Mac, one of the employees came in and informed Lee about the robbery. In response, Lee ordered Mac to start writing about it. Lee decided that he would investigate later that night as the Crimson Avenger. That night, Crimson went to the bridge by the river to investigate, when he spotted a shack and heard people conversing, when he got near it. Inside, a Mad Scientist was introducing his accomplice to his new invention, a ray gun, and telling him about his plan to rob another bank. When another bandit arrived at the shack, the Crimson attacked him by surprise, defeating him, then taking him to his car.

A few days later, at the bandits' hideout, the scientist suspected that Butch had betrayed them due to his absence. However, he decided to proceed with the plan without him. Later, at the bank, the scientist used his ray to paralyze everyone present, allowing him and his accomplice to loot the armored truck without any intervention. As the two bandits drove away, Crimson and Wing How grabbed onto their truck and held on until they reached the hideout. When they reached the hideout, Crimson chased the scientist up the stairs, where the latter attempted to use his ray gun on the former without any effect, as the vigilante wore a protector suit. In response, the Crimson sprayed the scientist with his gas gun.

In a newspaper article by the Globe-Leader, it said "MAD SCIENTIST CAPTURED." Lee was meeting with Mac, who expressed his curiosity on the identity of the Crimson Avenger.

Appearing in Speed Saunders versus Chick Doneen, in "The Jewel Robbers"

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  • Chick Doneen (Single appearance)
  • Al (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed man (Single appearance)

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Appearing in Steve Malone, District Attorney: "The Prodigy"

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  • Usha Leika (prodigy)
  • Clara Leika

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  • Karla King (harpist)

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  • Fuhlra
    • Sari (assistant)
      • her cobras

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Appearing in Cliff Crosby: "The New Plane"

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  • Mr. Bridgeman (airplane tycoon)

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  • Les Sharron (pilot)

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Appearing in Slam Bradley versus the South Side Mob, in "The Murder of Slugger Carmen"

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  • Luigi Barratti (Single appearance)
  • Carlo Pimento (Single appearance)
  • Unnamed gangsters (Single appearance)

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  • Slugger Carmen (Only appearance; dies)

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