Detective Comics #40

    Detective Comics » Detective Comics #40 - The Murders of Clayface released by DC Comics on June 1940.

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    When things go awry on set, Batman must save the day!

    1. The Murders of Clayface (Batman & Robin) - Julie Madison gets a supporting role in Argus Pictures' latest horror film, 'Dread Castle', but when the Lorna Dane, the movie's female lead, ends up dead on set, Batman fears for Julie's safety - and everyone connected to the film's a suspect!
    2. Bart Regan, Spy
    3. An American Reporter in London (Red Logan)
    4. Crimson Avenger
    5. The Jewel Robbers (Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator)
    6. Theft at the Fair by Gardner F. Fox (text)
    7. Steve Malone, District Attorney
    8. Cliff Crosby
    9. Slam Bradley

    Even though the Joker appears on the cover, he does not appear anywhere else in this comic.

    Reprinted in Batman Archives #1 and Batman Chronicles Volume 2.



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    Clayface's Debut is a Classic Whodunnit! 0

    Not all the Batman appearances in Detective Comics have been mysteries, but this one definitely is.Julie Madison, Bruce Wayne's fiance, has landed a role in Argus Pictures' horror film 'Dread Castle' a hugely elaborate production for which a full size castle has been built as a set. But early on the picture is plagued with problems. Mr. Bentley the head of Argus Pictures fires the director, Ned Norton, who swears the film will never be completed without him. Shortly thereafter, Lorna Dane, the p...

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