"Scare Tactics" is a
standalone adventure that picks up after the events of the backup in
issue #5 and connects them to the arc that just ended in "Dark
Knight." This does not mean one needs to read those stories to
understand what is happening here; but those who do, will be glad to
see that Tony Daniel acknowledges the rest of the Bat-verse, and
makes a nice effort to maintain cohesiveness.
Daniel's portrayal of Scarecrow is fantastic. As pathetic as Dr.
Crane can be sometimes, he also has his good moments, and this is
one of them. Poison Ivy was also an interesting choice to project
Catwoman's fears; could there be a potential secret story to explain
that? Without a doubt, Daniel is an extremely talented artist, and
this issue is proof of that; with Florea's inks and Gomez'
backgrounds, the artwork is stunning. Comics in general need more
single, intimate stories like this one.