And Then I Read: BATMAN, KINGS OF FEAR #4

Image © DC Comics. Written by Scott Peterson, art by Kelley Jones,
colors by Michelle Madsen, letters by Rob Leigh.

Once again the art often carries the narrative in this issue as Batman is on the psychiatric couch of The Scarecrow, telling him about the murders of his parents. Under the influence of Scarecrow’s fear gas, Batman does not seem to be able to resist the questioning. Meanwhile, James Gordon has found Scarecrow’s henchmen and is trying to beat the whereabouts of Batman out of them. One interesting segment shows the effects of the Bat signal on Gotham’s inhabitants, both criminal and law-abiding. Another shows how Batman sees himself as a kind of superhero. When it comes to a love interest, though, Scarecrow has a pretty accurate diagnosis for his foe.

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