Warning: The following post contains spoilers on a Batman character’s fate in Detective Comics #974!
Detective Comics #974 confirms that death of a major Batman character after the stunning cliffhanger in the previous issue.
The last issue of Detective Comics concluded with Basil Karlo/Clayface getting shot in the head right before Cassandra/Orphan’s eyes and suggested that one of the Knight’s fired the bullet. Now, issue #974 has confirmed that Clayface is dead, opening with the DC character’s body decaying while Cassandra holds him in her arms.
After Clayface’s body has completely dissolved, Dr. October confirms his fate, saying, “Oh, he’s quite dead. The chain reaction would be instantaneous. This is just cold, dead clay…no more life to it than its mundane counterpart. Forgive me…who…who would do this.”
Batman and Robin conclude that Batwoman was the one who fired the bullet, who is seen holding the weapon her father gave her to use in the event that Clayface could not be stopped in time. Batman destroys the weapon and a fallout between the team unfolds.
Written by James T Tynion IV with art by Jesus Merino and covers by Guillem March and Rafael Albuquerque, the official synopsis of Detective Comics #974 reads as follows:
“KNIGHT’S FALL! Can Tim Drake piece his dreams back together after Batwoman’s fateful decision, or will the Gotham Knights go their separate ways?”
Detective Comics #974 is now available in comic shops!
The Best Villain Origin Stories In DC Comics
The origins of our favorite superheroes have reached modern myth status and for good reason. The heroism and selfishness they show is why they are who they are. We’ve looked up to them as kids and even into adulthood. They still have influence on us today. But what about those villains who battle them constantly? Is their story not worth our time or is there much more to the tragedy and evil that is instilled in them?
The DC Comics villains are some of the best characters and rogues in comic book history. They range from power hungry billionaires all the way to beings from another world. Without these masterminds, our favorite heroes wouldn’t be who they are and in a way, making their abilities meaningless. Let’s look at some of the best origin stories that made these villains who they are and why they have become so much of our day to day lives.
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