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 on

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    • 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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