Saturday, September 21, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3 Clayface Review


Clayface is an idiot.  He just doesn't like being called one, trust me.  When Gotham goes dark and the Crime Syndicate proclaim their dominance, Clayface wants in.  However, they don't want him and he gets really pissed.  Oh yea, they also call him an idiot, which I already told you he doesn't like.

Clayface has been a bit of a mystery in the New 52.  In the regular Batman title he can assume others DNA. In the monthly Dark Knight he is a jewel thief who seems to always kill his gang.  In his Villains Month title John Layman gives us a big, lumbering idiot.  I admit I'm not a huge Clayface fan in general, but this one is my favorite of the bunch.  He hates being called an idiot as he does the stupidest thing possible.  He lets his anger get the best of him to hilarious results.

Cliff Richards' art is OK.  The weird part is that the thing that looks the most out of place is Clayface.  He just doesn't look consistent throughout the book.

That said, this issue is good fun, but not very necessary.  We get a bunch of laughs at Clayface's expense, but in the end this is a average read at best.  Unless you can't get enough Clayface, you can pass on this issue.


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