Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane

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Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)
The Original Universe


Real Name: Jonathan Crane
Occupation: Former professor of Psychology, now Professional Criminal
Citizenship: American
Base of Operation: Gotham City
Group Affiliation(s): Injustice Gang of the World; Sinestro Corps
Gender: Male
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: World's Finest Comics #3 (Fall 1941): "Riddle of the Human Scarecrow!"
Creators: Bill Finger and Bob Kane


Psychology professor Jonathan Crane was obsessed with the study of fears and phobias and when dismissed from his teaching position due to some somewhat bizarre classroom demonstrations, he took to crime, using his knowledge of fear to create chemicals which could induce terror in others. Physically weak and thin, he wears a costume that makes him look like a Scarecrow. Although he is one of Batman's most intelligent, and therefore dangerous foes, he is always defeated and sent to Arkham Asylum due to his ever more evident insanity.


As a deputized member of the Sinestro Corps, Scarecrow briefly possessed a yellow power ring.


For a definitive list of appearances of Scarecrow in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #20 (October 1986)

Detective Comics Annual #2 (1989)
Who's Who in the DC Universe #1 (August 1990)
Batman Villains Secret Files 2005 (July 2005)