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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Batman #23.2- The Riddler

September 13th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Story by: Scott Snyder & Ray Fawkes

Writer: Ray Fawkes

Artist: Jeremy Haun

Published by: DC Comics

Have I mentioned before that I love the Riddler? Because I really do, and this story really just made me love him even more.

The story was simple. Edward wanted revenge against a former Arkham guard who bullied him. But for me, I just love how Fawkes wrote the character. He made him that perfect mix of calculating and arrogant but slightly insane underneath, like a ticking time bomb. I love his use of repetition and the OCD-ness of Riddler’s thought process and movement. The suaveness as he went through the security was pretty fantastic in every way.

I really dug Haun’s art for this. I think it fit really well and, back to those pages of Edward going through security and putting on his mask and hat, were to die for. I couldn’t stop smirking as he went. As the Riddler said himself in that section, “I do take pleasure in the small things.” My favorite part of his style has to be how relaxed and nonchalant Haun made Riddler’s posture in every panel. You could just tell, even without the words, that he’s ten steps ahead.

I’ll be frank, I got a real kick out of this whole issue, and would welcome Ray Fawkes and Jeremy Haun back to do a story on the Riddler any time they pleased!

4.5 out of 5 nerds


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