The Riddler?

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  1. Minus Shock Captain Simple Jack

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    Okay two questions:

    What is a really great Riddler centric story?
    What is your favorite Riddler riddle/quote?
     
  2. Cain Gentlebane

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    In b4 someone mentions Hush.

    A lot of the better Riddler stories are mostly from the silver and bronze age. I know a lot of people don't like to read comics that old though so I don't know if I'd recommend any just yet. When it comes to modern age you'd find some gems here and there. These come to mind

    Dark Knight, Dark City (I saw that it was reprinted recently in one of those supersized DC PRESENTS books so it may not be hard to find)
    Run Riddler Run (nice early 90's Riddler story right here)
    The Riddle Factory (one shot by Matt Wagner that came out during the Batman Forever hype)
    Riddled ('tec #707; hell any Riddler story by Chuck Dixon is worth reading)
     
  3. WompuM Esquire

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    Both Long Halloween and Dark Victory have solid Riddler action. So does Catwoman: When in Rome.
     
  4. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    Hush is a good one, it shouldn't go unmentioned.
     
  5. Watchman Adios, Cowboy

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    Neil Gaiman's When is a Door?
     
  6. WompuM Esquire

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    Shut up Hush.
     
  7. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    You shut up, womp!
     
  8. WompuM Esquire

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    No. You shut up, Hush!
     
  9. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    I told YOU to shut up Second! So just SHUT UP!
     
  10. WompuM Esquire

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    Well I told you to shut up FIRST! And I formatted this post.
     
  11. Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    Formatting is for people who need to just Shut Up because your to concerned with that than actually telling the person to Shut Up. SO SHUT UP!
     
  12. Minus Shock Captain Simple Jack

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    I do own both Hush volumes. Pretty great if you ask me. I just want to find some awesome quitessential Riddler stories. He's my favorite villain based on the little I see him.

    I also really want to get a riddle tattoed on me so I want to try and find a short-ish riddle to which the answer is Justice... any help?
     
  13. WompuM Esquire

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    You know, I've been reading comics for quite a few years now, and since the early 00's, Riddler really hasn't been a villain per se. He's been more of an egotistical private eye trying to show up Batman at every turn. So there haven't really been a ton of riddles lying around. That seems to be more of a silver age and TV/Movie thing. You could check out Alex Ross' Justice. I seem to recall Riddler playing a role in that. I know for sure old man Riddler is in Kingdom Come a little bit.
     
  14. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    The episode "Riddler's Reform" from BTAS is one of my favorite Riddler stories. I love when Ed's not so overt with his shenanigans. Or, even when he is doing obvious riddles, there are hidden meanings within the puzzle and/or the answer.

    Batman Forever had some of that, underneath the extremely unsubtle craziness of Jim Carrey's portrayal (I'm much more a fan of calm, slicked-back hair Riddler than raving balls-to-the-wall-crazy Riddler) where his stalking-Bruce-Wayne-riddles had that hidden meaning within them.
     
  15. Cain Gentlebane

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    More like the late 00's since Dini's run on 'tec began in 2006 and in the early 00's there were still stories like his appearance in Robin his appearances in Green Arrow or Brubaker's 'tec run or that dumb Shane McCarthy story from LOTDK where he was still a riddling villain.
     
  16. WompuM Esquire

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    Oh right. His appearance in Green Arrow. Where Ollie stops him using a cello. Wasn't he bald for some reason there?
     
  17. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Not bald. Metrosexual and vaguely hipsterish. He had a question mark tattooed on his neck.
     
  18. Mystirious Registered

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    There needs to be more fun mystery stories with the Riddler in the Bat comics

    He doesn't seem to have gotten much love as a villain recently :csad:
     
  19. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Is he still running around with that question mark mohawk? :csad:
     
  20. Watchman Adios, Cowboy

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    Hey we all make bad decisions. The Arkham inmates got drunk one night, Two-Face dared him to do it, Harvey tried to talk him out of it, and next thing you know....question mark mohawk.
     
  21. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    It'd be awesome if that's actually how it went down and they put out a little backup story showing it. :D
     
  22. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    The possibility of that having happened is literally the only redeeming quality that the mohawk can serve.
     
  23. Minus Shock Captain Simple Jack

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    Interesting tid bit. Jim Carrey was going to shave a question mark mohawk into his head for Batman Forever but due to his pending court appearances he wasn't able to. That was 17 years ago.
     
  24. HighFivingMF Welp.

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    I thought I remembered reading in an interview that he only had the mohawk when he was locked up so he could still keep the question mark theme.
     
  25. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I'm sure it would've looked just as stupid then. :)
     

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