The Challenge of Clay-Face
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CHARACTERS: Batman (Bruce Wayne);
Robin (Dick Grayson); Clayface
A mysterious new crook with the power to change shape, Clay-Face, arrives in Gotham and begins a life of crime. Clay-Face is really Matt Hagen, a crook who has found a pool of strange chemicals which allow him to change shape.
Clay-Face’s crimes put him at odds with Batman and Robin. His powers allow him to elude capture, but during one encounter they nearly fail him as they wear off. After escaping Hagen returns to the chemical pool and restores his powers.
To protect himself from further trouble Clay-Face hires two henchmen, but one leaves a clue at a crime scene which allows Batman to track him down. Batman captures the henchmen while Robin trails Hagen back to his hide-out. Together the Dynamic Duo stall Hagen until his powers wear off allowing them to make an easy arrest.
The Man Who Impersonated J'onn J'onzz
Barry Clark, a celebrity impersonator, has developed an act to impersonate J’onn J’onzz. In the dressing room before his performance, Barry sprains his ankle forcing the real Martian Manhunter to go on in his place.
When the box office is robbed by criminals, J’onn fears that using his powers to stop them will ruin Barry’s reputation, so he has to covertly stop them. The crooks retreat to the dressing room where they find Barry. The gang realizes that the real Martian Manhunter is after them so they take Barry in order to gain safe conduct away. J’onn uses his powers to invisibly make it seem that Barry is the real Martian Manhunter and stop the thieves. In doing so, Barry’s reputation is also protected.