Jim Lee’s first variant cowl of 2023 is for the upcoming Batman: One Bad Day – Clayface, and depicts the Dark Knight nearly engulfed by his monstrous, morphing enemy.
Lee’s piece was inked by Scott Williams and coloured by Alex Sinclair, each frequent collaborators. In his tweet sharing the paintings, Lee not solely posted the completed picture but additionally the step-by-step penciling and inking course of.
The One Bad Day Series
Batman: One Bad Day – Clayface stars the Basil Karlo model of Clayface, who has sometimes served as an ally to the Dark Knight — notably throughout 2016’s Detective Comics collection — however is extra generally often known as a villain.
DC’s description of the one shot reads: “All Basil Karlo ever wanted to be was an actor…no…one of the greatest actors there’s ever been. However, his life went off course when he became the shape-shifting monster known as Clayface. After years of doing battle with Batman in Gotham City and distancing himself from his dream, Clayface goes out west to Los Angeles. Creating a new identity, he pursues his dream of acting only to find that Gotham City isn’t the only place with an overwhelming sense of dread to it, and that he might not have what it takes to make it in the City of Angels. So he’ll reshape the city to fit his needs in a deadly pursuit of stardom.”