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The Batman: The Rubberface of Comedy/The Clayface of Tragedy
Director: Sam Liu
Seung Eun-Kim
Writer(s): Greg Weisman
Release Date: April 30, 2005
May 7, 2005
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The Batman: "The Rubberface of Comedy"/"The Clayface of Tragedy" is a tv movie that was originally released as two episodes. It is the finale of the first season.


On the rampage with his newly created substance-altering “Joker Putty,” the Joker is out to remake artifacts and landmarks in his image. With his new "putty" he's able to melt and alter the texture of any surface, to warp it in his own vision like silly putty. Both the police and The Batman are hot on his tail. Meanwhile, Chief Rojas demands both the Joker and The Batman be brought to justice under his "Zero-Tolerance" policy against all criminals and freaks. When Officer Ethan Bennett suggests they work with the Batman, Rojas reprimands him for the idea and demands he choose sides.

During the excitement, Bruce decides to let best friend in on his secret identity, to gain a new ally in his fight against Gotham city’s underworld.

This eventually leads to a dramatic showdown between The Joker, in a showdown “fun house” no less, The Batman, and Officer Bennett and Officer Ellen Yin. During the struggle, Bennett inhales fumes from a broken canister of “Joker Putty,” instantly having an ill effect on the cop. In short, the Joker is captured, The Batman disappears, and Bennett is suspended for crediting Batman with The Joker’s capture, and failing to apprehend the Dark Knight.

Later that evening at Bennett’s apartment,he is still feeling ill from gas inhalation earlier in the day. After receiving a phone call from Bruce Wayne, aka The Batman, to meet tomorrow to discuss some important matters, we see him stumble towards the bathroom. He peers in the mirror, looking sickly. He rubs his face and is shocked to discover…his skin begins to melt.

Batman faces off against a new villain named Clayface, who can transform his body as if it were clay and impersonate people of his choosing. Before The Batman can stop him, he will learn Clayface's shocking dark secret.