"The Scarecrow's Fearsome Face-Off!": The Joker steals a new fear gas developed by S.T.A.R. Labs and ends up competing with the Scarecrow to see whose fear-weapon is stronger. Joker continues his normal crimes using the new fear-gas and he
Appearing in "The Scarecrow's Fearsome Face-Off!"
- Nightmare (First appearance)
- Metropolis Police Department
- Dr. Farr (Single appearance)
- Johnny (Only appearance; dies)
- Tim (Only appearance; dies)
- Jerry (Single appearance)
- Sonny November (Only appearance; dies)
- Clara (Single appearance)
- Alex (Single appearance)
- Andy (Phone call only)
- Ho-Home on Wheels
Synopsis for "The Scarecrow's Fearsome Face-Off!"
The Joker steals a new fear gas developed by S.T.A.R. Labs and ends up competing with the Scarecrow to see whose fear-weapon is stronger. Joker continues his normal crimes using the new fear-gas and he attempts to steal the painting of a hyena from a public park when his plan is disrupted by Scarecrow, who has developed a stronger version of his fear toxin.
In the confrontation, Joker is able to resist Scarecrow's toxin thanks to nose filters he had previously equipped. Desperate, Scarecrow tries to use the STAR Lab fear gas, but learns too late that Joker had replaced it with a variation of his own Joker Venom which only causes uncontrollable laughter, incapacitating Scarecrow. By the time the police arrive, Joker makes his getaway while Scarecrow is taken by the authorities.
- This issue and all other eight issues of Joker Vol 1 are reprinted in The Joker: The Clown Prince of Crime.
- This is the first time the Joker and Scarecrow have been featured in the same comic.
- Joker Recommended Reading
- Joker (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Killing Joke
- Batman: The Man Who Laughs
- "Batman: Lovers and Madmen"
- "Batman: A Death in the Family"
- Joker: Devil's Advocate
- Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth
- "The Joker's Last Laugh"
- "Superman: Emperor Joker"
- "Superman/Batman: With a Vengeance!"
- The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told
- Joker (graphic novel)