DC Announces ‘Fear State’, An Event Featuring The Release Of Five New Comic Issues

May 19, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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This Fall, The Scarecrow is sending Gotham City straight to Hell, and it’s up to Batman and his allies to stop it


DC is taking readers to Fear State, a horror-themed Gotham City event that unifies plot threads started in DC’s fan-favorite publishing events, DC Future State and Infinite Frontier. Fear State not only continues The Scarecrow’s vision of a fear-controlled Gotham but also Mayor Christopher Nakano’s mission to protect the city with his ground-breaking deal with The Magistrate.

This can’t miss event is also the launching point for several new series and plotlines across all Batman-family titles, setting a new status quo for 2022! The action begins this August with the following titles:


I Am Batman #0 – The age of a new Dark Knight begins! On August 10, picking up immediately from the events of The Next Batman: Second Son, Jace Fox begins the march toward his destiny when he fights to protect Alleytown against the oppressive forces of the Magistrate, using Batman armor and tech he’s found in Bruce Wayne’s old base of operations, the Hibernaculum!

Written by John Ridley and featuring art and a mani cover by Travel Foreman and a variant cover by Dave Wilkins and Derrick Chew, the 40-page comic is arriving on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.


Alleytown continues to be the hotspot in Gotham City, in Catwoman #34. Selina Kyle is on a quest to keep her home safe beset on all sides, not only by law enforcement gone bad but a potential invasion by the city’s villains as well. And if those problems aren’t enough, Batman makes the scene, breaking his and Selina’s vow to give each other another one-year break.

#34 was written by Ram V with art by Fernando Blanco and cover by Yanick Paquette. Pick up this 32-page comic on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, for $3.99 or the vaniantfor$4.99.


What would any crisis that threatens all of Gotham City be without Harley Quinn? Boring, that’s what! The mistress of mischief and mayhem is back in Harley Quinn #6. Harley teams up with Catwoman to kick the Magistrate out of Alleytown for good!

Stephanie Phillips wrote #6. Laura Braga is behind the art for the issue with a Riley Rossmocover. Derrick Chew did the cardstock variant ($4.99). Snag your copy on August 24, 2021.



  The event over a year in the making begins…Fear State settles upon Gotham City, and no one is safe in Batman: Fear State Alpha #1.  Overwhelmed by the dual threat of the Scarecrow and Peacekeeper-01, Batman and his allies have been one step behind since the events of Infinite Frontier #0...and with the arrival of a mysterious anti-Oracle and the return of Poison Ivy…Batman might have more than he can handle!

James Tynion IV wrote the Batman Fear State Alpha #1 with art by Riccardo Federici and a  cover by Ben Oliver. Jorge Jimenz did the 1:25 variant and Francesco Martin did the 1:50. Get your copy on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, for $4.99.



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And don’t worry, Batman gets his taste of Fear State first hand beginning in September with issue #112 through issue #117, and here’s a sneak peek at variant covers for all six issues by artist Jorge Molina, which connect to from a linked image of the allies and enemies that the Dark Knight will encounter throughout this must-read event!

For the latest information on Fear State, visit the DC website at www.dccomics.com, and follow on social media @DCComics@DCBatman, and @thedcnation.

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