DC Introduces a New Riddler With a Shockingly Totally different Costume

Whereas the Darkish Knight will get a brand new costume in Batman #133, so does the Riddler, a traditional villain who’s given a dramatic makeover on one other Earth.

DC Comics provides the Riddler a really completely different look in Batman.

Written by Chip Zdarsky with pencils by Mike Hawthorne, a preview of Batman #133 exhibits how the traditional Batman rogue seems to be on one other Earth. Nonetheless rocking a swimsuit and bowler hat, this model of Edward Nygma trades in his signature inexperienced coloration scheme for its complementary coloration, crimson, however he nonetheless sports activities purple equipment along with his gloves and tie. Apart from the colour change and longer hair, the most important distinction with this Riddler is his face, which is roofed by a big query mark tattoo.

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  • Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
  • Backup artwork by MIGUEL MENDONCA
  • Variant cowl by JOE QUESADA
  • Variant cowl by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
  • 1:25 variant cowl by DERRICK CHEW
  • 1:50 foil variant cowl by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
  • $4.99 US | 40 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card inventory)
  • ON SALE 3/7/23
  • Everybody goes insane finally. After which they belong to the terrifying Crimson Masks! However Gotham Metropolis has a brand new savior. He strikes from the shadows, exhumes the lifeless, and is understood solely as…the Batman. And in our backup story, Tim Drake’s seek for Batman continues as he and Superman, Jon Kent, group as much as cease the phobia of the Toyman!

The Riddler and Batman’s New Seems, Defined

Initially created by Invoice Finger and Dick Sprang in 1948’s Detective Comics #140, the Riddler is understood for his love of riddles and puzzles. Nevertheless, on the Earth seen in Batman‘s “The Bat-Man of Gotham” arc, the Darkish Knight’s rogues and Gotham Metropolis Police Division’s officers all take Venom, the steroid utilized by the villain Bane, and work collectively to wrongfully ship Gotham Metropolis’s residents to Arkham Asylum. This Riddler seems to be no completely different, and asks kids completely different riddles within the preview, this manner they are often dedicated to Arkham ought to they not know the proper solutions.

Batman Bruce Wayne was forcibly transported to this Earth by a robotic villain of his personal design, Failsafe. Though he’s making an attempt to get again to his dwelling on Earth-0, the prior Batman #132 ends with Bruce realizing he can’t depart till he helps this alternate Gotham by changing into its personal Batman. Thus, it’s not solely the Riddler who will get a brand new look, however Bruce as nicely, donning a batsuit that seems to be assembled utilizing sports activities attire and (not like his counterpart from director Christopher Nolan’s 2008 movie The Darkish Knight) perhaps even hockey pads.

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For Batman’s Rogues Previous and New, Bruce Wayne Is Useless

Batman assaults the Riddler and his GCPD goons within the preview, and even delivers the traditional line “I am Batman” after referring to himself as “vengeance.” Earlier than Riddler, Bruce has already come up in opposition to alternate variations of Two-Face, Catwoman, Punchline and Killer Croc, villains who reply to the mysterious prison kingpin Crimson Masks. Though they might not know he’s Batman, most are shocked by Bruce Wayne’s presence in Gotham, since their model of the billionaire playboy has been lengthy lifeless.

Together with Zdarsky and Hawthorne, Batman #133 is inked by Adriano Di Benedetto, coloured by Tomeu Morey and lettered by Clayton Cowles. Fundamental cowl artwork for the problem is by Jorge Jiménez with variant cowl art work contributed to by Joe Quesada, Richard Isanove, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Derrick Chew. The problem goes on sale March 7 from DC Comics.

Supply: DC Comics