KELLEY JONES Returns to BATMAN with KINGS OF FEAR

Batman: Kings of Fear #1
Credit: Kelley Jones (DC Comics)

Former Batman editor Scott Peterson and Batman artist Kelley Jones are reuniting for a new miniseries launching in August called Batman: Kings of Fear. First reported by CBR, the miniseries pits Scarecrow against the Dark Knight in a challenge for the hero to confront his greatest fear.

"His greatest fears, from the origin stories, there’s the falling, there’s the bat in the cave, there’s obviously the fear that a loved one will die,” Peterson told CBR. "But I thought, what’s underneath all that? I suddenly thought, ‘Oh, that’s his greatest fear’ — which I’m not going to tell you right now."

Among other things, Peterson and Jones worked together on the Batman storyarc "Knightfall" in the 1990s.

Batman: Kings of Fear #1 is scheduled for release August 22. Look for DC Comics' full August 2018 solicitations this week on Newsarama.

Here is the solicitation:

Credit: Kelley Jones (DC Comics)

BATMAN: KINGS OF FEAR #1
written by SCOTT PETERSON
art and cover by KELLEY JONES
color by MICHELLE MADSEN
lettering by ROB LEIGH
variant cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Legendary artist Kelley Jones makes his triumphant return to the Dark Knight in this explosive miniseries written by former BATMAN editor Scott Peterson! Batman’s been overseeing Gotham City for years now and isn’t sure how much of a difference he’s making. Doubt, fear and insecurity are starting to take over. And as all of those negative feelings set in the Scarecrow orchestrates a riot in Arkham Asylum to give the Dark Knight one of his greatest challenges yet! This six-issue miniseries will see the Scarecrow in a horrifying new way that you’ll have to read to believe.

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