This week we return to the classics – comic book characters beating the crap out of one another.

Who would win a fight between Sandman and Clayface?

Clayface is an alias used by several DC Comics fictional characters, most of them possessing claylike bodies and shape-shifting abilities. All of them have been enemies of Batman.

Sandman (William Baker, a.k.a. Flint Marko) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. A shapeshifter endowed through an accident with the ability to turn himself into sand, he eventually reformed, and became an ally of Spider-Man.


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  1. The Great NateO
    December 13, 2011 at 8:41 am — Reply

    Sandman, he will be able to have more choices with his shape shifting to kick some clay butt. Unless Clayface has a Dustbuster.

    • Praion
      December 13, 2011 at 9:28 am — Reply

      Sandman also showed the ability to create multiple sand clones of himself so he can outnumber clayi

      • December 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm — Reply

        But he never, ever, ever get anything done or defeat any hero. He must have the worst combat stats in all the Marvel univers.

        I vote for Clayface – if that wasn’t clear :)

  2. Eric (CMonocle)
    December 13, 2011 at 8:47 am — Reply

    During the tussle, they would accidentally combine to create a new, grittier villain… Sandface.

  3. Russ Catt
    December 13, 2011 at 9:01 am — Reply

    In a straight-up fight, I give it to Sandman because I think that Sandman has the edge in most physical terrains.
    The only way Clayface would have the advantage is if the fight location included an easy source of water.

    • December 13, 2011 at 9:17 am — Reply

      But Clayface has trouble in water as well. This is a tough one.

  4. Ricco
    December 13, 2011 at 9:13 am — Reply

    Sandman, it’s not even a contest, his new white hat status gives him the upper-hand. Many a super hero only win because “the good guy always wins… eventually”.

    On the subject of powers, both are about the same but “Wanted” really makes it tough for me to take Clayface seriously.

  5. Jimmy
    December 13, 2011 at 9:14 am — Reply

    Is it just me, or does that picture of Clayface look vaguely like Swamp Thing?

  6. Jason
    December 13, 2011 at 9:15 am — Reply

    I voted for Clayface. Assuming we are giving him any of the abilities of the various Clayfaces, he would have the added advantage of stealth. Since Matt Hagen can appear as any person, he could get the drop on Sandman by looking like someone who could get close to him. Or, Clayface could “disappear” when the fight isn’t going his way by blending in with a crowd. That is, of course, if they are fighting in a populated area.

  7. dante marx
    December 13, 2011 at 9:28 am — Reply

    Clayface always struck me as smarter, and more familiar with his powers, than Sandman. That alone seems like enough to give him the upper hand, considering the similarity between their power sets.

  8. December 13, 2011 at 9:29 am — Reply

    Tough one, but I went with Sandman because he was played by Lowell from Wings and would have the advantage if they fought on Martha’s Vineyard.


  9. GeorgeDubya
    December 13, 2011 at 10:55 am — Reply

    Sandman, because Clayface has a bad picture. Am I right Matthew?

    • darklighter1
      December 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm — Reply

      Sandman has a bad picture too…it’s called Spiderman 3.

  10. @lantis
    December 13, 2011 at 11:48 am — Reply

    Clayface, he can shapechange to sneak up on Sandman. Plus I think the moisture in Clayface’s body would weaken Sandman with each hit he managed to land.

  11. MightyMack
    December 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm — Reply

    This question is unimportant. What IS important is what their Amalgam Comics name would be once they got all smooshed together:
    I expect to see this as next week’s question.

  12. SpiderLover
    December 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm — Reply

    Tie? They are basically the same guy.

  13. Oldcomicfan
    December 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm — Reply

    Have you ever tried to mix sand and clay together. The sand sticks to the clay, ero Sandman would loose mass while Clayface gains body mass. Try to encase a blob of wet clay with some dry sand. Same thing. Try to encase dry sand with wet clay, works perfectly. Physics aside, Clayface was a pretty bright fellow in most of his incarnations, an actor who underwent chemical transformation, blah blah blah. Sandman was a dimwit thug who could barely put three words together. In brainpower alone, Clayface would win once again. Drench both with water, the sand washes away. The clay will eventually erode, but not as quickly as a pile of sand.

    • Damascus
      December 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm — Reply

      I agree, plus like others have said above, Clayface could get closer to Sandman and trap him or cause him harm at his own leisure without Sandman being any the wiser. Clayface could probably do the old cartoon thing and shift into a shrubbery and pick up and move closer whenever Sandman’s back is to him and follow him all the way to his hideout. lol

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