The Scare Tactics; Welcome to the Dark Side wiki last edited by Ovi08 on 11/24/14 12:59PM View full history

Batman must save a young boy from a fate worse then death, and to do it he must help one of his greatest foes, Scarecrow. Plus, don't miss the start of a new backup story written by Tony S. Daniel and illustrated by Szymon Kudranski (PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE)!

Scare Tactics

Batman is called by Commissioner Gordon about a hostage situation concerning the Scarecrow. The Scarecrow has demanded to speak with the Batman, and is willing to make a deal. If Batman can catch Catwoman whose is stealing a anti-fear toxin, find out who paid her to commit the crime and stop that person, the Scarecrow would tell Batman how to save a boy from a mysterious fate.

Batman easily stops Catwoman, tracks down her client, Digger Jones, and he uses the information gained from Digger to catch Scarecrow, who still vows that a boys future is at stake if Batman does not stop an illegal operation.

Batman heads to the old private school on the end of Dearborn street. There he stops a group of Scarecrow impostors from shipping a mast quantities of Fear-toxin. When Batman looks for the boy he finds Eli Strange, Hugo Strange's adopted son. He Eli is taken into police custody for ring leading the fear toxin operation.

Welcome to the Dark Side

Two-face wanders the streets of East End, until he finds a door which he knocks on and the man inside takes him in and attempts top heal his physical wounds.

Thirteen day ago...Harvey Dent has been cleared of all charges and will be reinstated to D.A. of Gotham but first he must meet with Dominic Sterano. Harvey senses a trap but is going to go to the meeting anyway.

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverTony S. Daniel1
ComboCombo CoverTony S. Daniel2
RI1:25 Retailer Incentive CoverTony S. Daniel3
DigitalDigital Edition of Combo CoverTony S. Daniel4
RIDigital Edition of the Retailer Incentive CoverTony S. Daniel5

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As i have said before, in my mind Detective Comics is the gritty version of Batman whereas the main Batman title is the more superhero-like title.  Thus far in the new 52 that seems to have been reversed, with two mostly trivial story arcs already having wrapped in this series.  This issue comes out of nowhere though and returns this series to its roots.  The end result is two pretty solidly told stories (there is a backup story here is well) which focus on the darker side of Gotham.  That is no...

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