How Scarecrow Sets Up The Magistrate In Batman Infinite Frontier

We've already seen the new look Scarecrow for Infinite Frontier #0. Not so much of the bag on his head. We have also seen Dr Jonathan Crane in Future State: Harley Quinn, having rejected the Scarecrow identity and working for the Magistrate to bring in and incarcerate other Batman villains of Gotham. But what will join the two? Spoilers ahead, of course.

How Scarecrow Sets Up Gotham Magistrates In Batman Infinite Frontier
How Scarecrow Sets Up The Magistrate In Batman Infinite Frontier

We have seen Saint Industries in DC Future State, one of the companies behind the Magistrate's drone and cyber technologies, patrolling Gotham as a fascist state. And we know that Simon Saint will be in Batman, setting up The Magistrate for Mayor Nakano. Well, Infinite Frontier will see Simon Saint working with The Scarecrow to create the conditions that will lead to people accepting the new fascist junta. Because what the Scarecrow can do better than anyone else is generate fear. And as we all know, "fear is the path to the dark side … fear leads to anger … anger leads to hate … hate leads to suffering". Thank you, Yoda.

But also Gotham has a new disease, one called Cheerdrops. A new drug that creates great waves of elation in its users but can also send them into a catatonic trance. And while they may look like they are Joker-derived, they come from The Scarecrow instead… catch up with more Infinite Frontier, right here.


The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it's time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe. In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never expected. In Brazil, a young woman discovers her destiny and her connection to the Amazons. In Belle Reve, Amanda Waller plots an invasion of Arkham Asylum. In the far reaches of space, Mongul dreams of galactic domination, while the Green Lantern Corps hosts a summit of its greatest enemies. At the Hall of Justice, the League joins forces with Black Adam. Beyond the mortal world, Wonder Woman settles into a new role in the godsphere. And somewhere in the DC Universe—it's the return of Stargirl, in an all-new tale written by Geoff Johns! This oversized, all-star issue kicks off the next great era of storytelling and excitement as top writers and artists reveal what's next for the World's Greatest Heroes and opens the door to some of the greatest stories of 2021. Retail: $5.99 In-Store Date: 03/02/2021

  • Framing sequence written by Joshua Williamson with James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, illustrated by John Timms and Alex Sinclair
  • Justice League by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, and Tamra Bonvillain
  • Batman by James Tynion IV, Jorge Jiménez, and Tomeu Morey
  • Wonder Woman by Becky Cloonan & Michael W. Conrad, Alitha Martinez & Mark Morales, Emilio Lopez
  • Wonder Girl by Joëlle Jones and Jordie Bellaire
  • Green Lantern: Alan Scott by James Tynion IV and Stephen Byrne
  • Teen Titans Academy by Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval & Jordi Tarragona, and Alejandro Sanchez
  • Superman by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Jamal Igle, and Hi-Fi
  • Green Arrow & Black Canary by Joshua Williamson, Alex Maleev, and Jordie Bellaire
  • Stargirl by Geoff Johns, Todd Nauck, and Hi-Fi
  • Green Lanterns by Geoffrey Thorne, Dexter Soy, and Alex Sinclair
  • The Flash by Joshua Williamson, Howard Porter, and Hi-Fi
  • Epilogue by Joshua Williamson, John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson, Brad Anderson

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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