Batman: Fear Itself

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Random House Publishing Group, 2007 - Fiction - 332 pages
Batman strikes fear in the hearts of criminals, but there’s a killer stalking Gotham who’s even better at inspiring fright–and his method just might be unbeatable . . . because it’s invisible.

Unbeknownst to the general public, a powerful new designer drug has hit the streets of Gotham, courtesy of an evil genius determined to turn the expression “scared to death” into lethal reality. Unlike the Caped Crusader, who petrifies only villains, this mastermind is targeting decent citizens–and he’s come up with the ultimate delivery system. After all, the public can’t refuse something they can’t see, hear, or smell. That’s the beauty of a terror toxin that is undetectable by the human senses. And with all of Gotham’s super-villains incarcerated, Batman must hunt down a mystery madman about whom he knows nothing.

Maybe the Dark Knight should be afraid . . . because there’s plenty to fear when you go head-to-head with fear itself.

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Eh. I enjoyed Scarecrow and I enjoyed the idea of a fear toxin, but I think the execution could have been a little better. I felt no actual, palpable fear. Maybe that would have happened if the writer ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Michael Reaves received an Emmy Award for his work on the Batman animated television series. He has worked for Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks, among other studios, and has written fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers, including Mr. Twilight (with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff). Reaves is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, as well as the co-author (with Steve Perry) of the two Star Wars: MedStar novels, Battle Surgeons and Jedi Healer. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

Steven-Elliot Altman is a bestselling author, screenwriter, television writer-producer, and most recently a successful videogame developer, having won multiple awards for his new massively multiplayer online role playing game 9Dragons. His novels include Captain America is dead, Zen in the art of Slaying Vampires, Deprivers and The Irregulars. Steve is also the editor of the anthology The Touch and a contributor to the acclaimed Sherlock Holmes meets H.P. Lovecraft anthology Shadows Over Baker Street. As a young boy he frequently confided to others that his secret identity was indeed Batman.

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