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Batman - The Dark Knight Vol. 4: Clay (The New 52) (Batman: The Dark Knight series) Kindle & comiXology
|Length: 176 pages|
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- Book 4 of 4 in Batman: The Dark Knight series (4 Book Series)
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These are excellent Batman and Alfred stories (have you noticed how Alfred has been moved from the background into the foreground as an equal partner in the New 52?), with very good scripting – especially so in the ‘soundless’ story, as the writer has to give the artist much more detail to work with in order to avoid the need for captions – and with well above average artwork, as Clayface really is a cartoon character, so it is hard work getting him to fit in with the Dark Knight’s darkly serious world.
The updated Clayface origin sees Basil Karlo as an actor who just isn’t good enough to get anywhere go to the Penguin looking for something to make him stand out in the crowd. The Penguin has an artefact looted from an Indian burial site that belonged to shape-shifting sect, and Karlo infects himself with it.Read more ›
If you’ve read one Clayface story, you’ve read them all. He used to be an actor, now he’s a poo monster cosplayer who shape-shifts and robs jewellery stores. Usually in these stories there’s a familiar character like Gordon or Alfred acting strangely before it’s revealed – shock poo! – it’s actually Clayface! Same story structure here.
He’s just not that great a character and his origin is even less interesting. LIke every other kid, he wanted to be thought of as cool, he wanted the ladies, and he thought acting was a shortcut to fame and fortune. None of that happens until he snorts magic clay that the Penguin got from Contrived Plot Device Land, and suddenly he’s able to look uncannily like the character he’s portraying.
Because that’s what real acting is right? Not bringing the lines to life with your delivery or presence or talent - no, real acting is wearing convincing makeup! Basil goes from being a mediocre actor to a great one just because he is able to look the part. So why do crap actors remain crap with the aid of makeup, costumes, prosthetics and even CGI? Take note, wannabe actors: get really good makeup and you will somehow become the next Daniel Day-Lewis! Clayface’s origin suuuuuucks!Read more ›