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|75||12/02/10||Batman: The Mud Pack||(Blog) (Forum)||Clayface (Karlo)||(Back) (Next)|
We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:
|Proposed Title:||Batman: The Mud Pack.|
|TPB Cover:||SO #44.|
|Collecting 6 Issues:||Secret Origins #44 , Detective #604-607, Batman #550.|
Covers (click to enlarge):
The Clayface characters have always intrigued me. I think they're a little bit underated, and that the bigger, Hulk-size form that Clayface has now does him a disservice. He can change his shape - a master of disguise who could easily lose Batman in a crowd. Instead, he's smashing stuff and slugging it out with the Bat because he can. Doesn't make sense to me. Still I like the Clayfaces - The Mud Pack - and obviously, this is their story. I think it's great, and it takes place during the time when Batman was still highly tormented by the death of Jason Todd. I've always wanted to see this in TPB, but would you?
3/13/12 Update: Thanks to The Qu, who reminded me of the Mudpack issue of Secret Origins. Good call, Qu, because SO #44 is actually the start of the Mudpack story arc in Detective (see the note in the corner box of SO #44). Although Detective #604 is a standout cover, I think I'd use the Secret Origins #44 cover as the cover to the TPB.
Just for kicks, I decided to round this TPB out to six issues, adding Batman #550. It appeared 8 years, 3 months after the last issue of the Mud Pack storyline, but it's the origin, death, and only appearance of Claything - a short-lived offshoot of the Mudpack as a group. It's also the first appearance of DEO agent, Cameron Chase. It has no relation to the previous five issues in the collection, but think of it like an "easter egg" feature on a DVD... or just as what it is: a bonus tale.
Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.
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