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    Default Batgirl VS Riddler #1 preview

    https://www.cbr.com/preview-batman-p...-vs-riddler-1/

    Barbara's gonna have to invest in some concealer...
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    I’m excited to read it!

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    I am dying laughing at this premise! Seeley does a really good show-don't-tell with Riddler's tics, he's going on and on about his having animal desires but being above them or bored of them, but here he is ... literally just being like "OH MY GOD CATWOMAN GETS TO MARRY BATMAN? THAT MEANS I SHOULD GET TO MARRY A BATPERSON TOO! Because I'm clever and thiefy and Catwoman and I have done some similar hijinx. Oh I know, I'll pick the smart female one!"

    It certainly draws the comparison chart out between Riddler and Catwoman - stylistically they have a lot in common, beyond just adherence to a theme. They're outright classics, hitting peak stride in those iconic '66 years stories, with the pun-name henchmen and the newspaper headlines and the Pop Crime. But it shows the differences, too.

    Riddler is a nasty person, Catwoman isn't. Riddler fancies himself a thief but he's a killer. Catwoman maybe in self defense once, what with the life of crime and real bad people coming at her. They're both stylish and vain, but Riddler is arrogant, superiorist, looks down on people. Catwoman just likes doing what she wants and looking good, living above he means, and flaunting it.

    Neat!

    I hope Babs punches him good.
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    This looks pretty good. I miss wacky death traps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K. Jones View Post
    I am dying laughing at this premise! Seeley does a really good show-don't-tell with Riddler's tics, he's going on and on about his having animal desires but being above them or bored of them, but here he is ... literally just being like "OH MY GOD CATWOMAN GETS TO MARRY BATMAN? THAT MEANS I SHOULD GET TO MARRY A BATPERSON TOO! Because I'm clever and thiefy and Catwoman and I have done some similar hijinx. Oh I know, I'll pick the smart female one!"
    That would be even funnier if he went for Batwoman/Kate Kane.

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    Oh lord, don't tell me that King/Janin have made open-shirted Riddler into a thing .

    I think Seeley writes a solid Barbara, and his Riddler seems in fine form here, although the premise seems a little wonky if not completely out of the realm of possibility.

    Hey, Quiz and Query .

    Riddler's intentions for Batgirl makes for an interesting contrast considering the latter is in her Burnside costume.

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    Sue me, but a villain having a crush on the hero is one of my favorite tropes just because it can get amusing depending on how it's portrayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K. Jones View Post
    I am dying laughing at this premise! Seeley does a really good show-don't-tell with Riddler's tics, he's going on and on about his having animal desires but being above them or bored of them, but here he is ... literally just being like "OH MY GOD CATWOMAN GETS TO MARRY BATMAN? THAT MEANS I SHOULD GET TO MARRY A BATPERSON TOO! Because I'm clever and thiefy and Catwoman and I have done some similar hijinx. Oh I know, I'll pick the smart female one!"

    It certainly draws the comparison chart out between Riddler and Catwoman - stylistically they have a lot in common, beyond just adherence to a theme. They're outright classics, hitting peak stride in those iconic '66 years stories, with the pun-name henchmen and the newspaper headlines and the Pop Crime. But it shows the differences, too.

    Riddler is a nasty person, Catwoman isn't. Riddler fancies himself a thief but he's a killer. Catwoman maybe in self defense once, what with the life of crime and real bad people coming at her. They're both stylish and vain, but Riddler is arrogant, superiorist, looks down on people. Catwoman just likes doing what she wants and looking good, living above he means, and flaunting it.

    Neat!

    I hope Babs punches him good.
    I didn't catch that. That makes it even better XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedQueen View Post
    Sue me, but a villain having a crush on the hero is one of my favorite tropes just because it can get amusing depending on how it's portrayed.
    Y'know, this just reminded me of that DC Super Hero Girls episode that had Riddler causing trouble just to ask Batgirl out .

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    So the riddler still is sporting that open shirt look he was wearing back in the war of jokes and riddles? I kind of like the riddler- just wish he wasn’t a psychpath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protege View Post
    So the riddler still is sporting that open shirt look he was wearing back in the war of jokes and riddles? I kind of like the riddler- just wish he wasn’t a psychpath.
    Yeah. I miss Riddler who was actually pretty dapper and cared more about challenging Batman than killing people, instead of the sleazy, murder-happy psycho he's been written as.

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    I have a horrible feeling about this, given that all that we see so far is The Riddler's narrative take on Batgirl trying to save the people he put in danger, all in order to express his "love" for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frontier View Post
    Y'know, this just reminded me of that DC Super Hero Girls episode that had Riddler causing trouble just to ask Batgirl out .
    omg yes i totally remember that. He does all this stuff to get her on a date. Sounds pretty much like this issue.

    Anyways, out of all the criminals to get a crush on Babs, Riddler does make most sense considering their intellectual prowess. I'm kind of happy it's Riddler, anye other criminal would be major creepy. Not that Riddler can't be creepy, he's just the least creepy cause just that every other dude in the rogue's gallery is kinda gross to get asked out by, so Riddler wins by default. Plus I think he would be a good adversary for Babs.

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    I wasn't sure about all these wedding prelude issues, it this looks good. The Nightwing one looks good too. Might have to pick all of these up.

    And yeah, Riddler has better taste than that open shirt look. He always wore a suit and tie really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Shady View Post
    And yeah, Riddler has better taste than that open shirt look. He always wore a suit and tie really well.
    Some of us remember back before the Riddler went with the suit-and-tie look . . .




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