Can This Be Anything But Batman Week?

I think I'll be doing Batman-related reviews all week, culminating, I hope, in a review of The Dark Knight, which I have yet to see. To start, here's a story I recently mentioned in Crisis Death Sticky:

DETECTIVE COMICS #604, DC Comics, Early September 1989
For my money, Norm Breyfogle draws the coolest Batman. And you know what? Alan Grant writes 'im pretty well too! Cue Detective #604 starring the Mud Pack.

There have been four people who've gone by the name "Clayface", and in this issue, they band together to get, what else, revenge on the Batman. There's the original Clayface from the 40s, an old disenfranchised horror film actor. There's Clayface III, who's very touch turns you into putty. There's the lady Clayface who fought the Outsiders and could steal their powers. And there's the mud monster Clayface you remember from all the cartoons.

But wait kids, didn't he die in the Crisis? That's not gonna stop Clayface I who steals the guy's remains and performs a little ritual to bring him back:
"Sorry, Matthew. You'll just have to sit this one out." Did I mention the Clayfaces were all a little crazy? Even after this, Clayface II stays in the team, usually propped up by a large fork (which makes him the most stable of the Pack). Meanwhile, Clayface IV is breaking Clayface III out of Arkham. Using Looker's telepathic powers, she makes III hate his current girlfriend (a store window dummy called Helena - ok, so maybe "a little crazy" doesn't quite do him justice) and he goes even more batshit (pun intended, that's just the kind of guy I am) after decapitating poor Helena. His new girlfriend, Clayface IV, here looking like, well, Looker, finishes the job.
PUNT! Always great sound effects in a Grant/Breyfogle comic. Lady Clay will tolerate no competition! The Mud Pack is complete(-ish)! Even if one of them is a lump of inert clay and another is passed out through all the meetings. Oh, where's Batman, you ask? Well, they're just setting the stage for later ass-kickings, obviously, but Bats does get a totally Aragorn moment:
"A hobbit lay here..." No, I mean "A woman!" Only Batman can make tracking look this cool (see, cuz I just laughed at Aragorn, so that makes him less cool).

I'll let you imagine how much the rest of the story arc rocked when setting up the board was this badass. Maybe I'll get back to it some day. For now, I'll just be a tease.