What we have here is so far the best Villains issue I've read yet. First off we have great, vibrant Guillem March cover that draws the reader in. The story by Scott Snyder and Ray Fawkes is well crafted and really gives an insight into The Riddler’s psyche. We begin the book with a prologue of the Riddler in Arkham Asylum, and his revocation of his card deck. Now, in the present through riddle the Riddler enters Wayne Enterprises and takes over the tower. Throughout the infiltration we really get an insight into the Riddler and his methods. The story is well paced and did not disappoint.
The art team on issue is fantastic. Jeremy Haun and John Rausch give us some really stellar artwork that greatly compliments the story and really gives the tale some meat. I particularly loved the opening and ending page artwork. It’s nothing grandiose or life changing but, it just sets a tone and makes you wonder what the future will behold for this character.
All in all, I really enjoyed this tale. I’ve never really been taken with the Riddler but, in my own opinion this story has given the Riddler a little credence as a villain. I do feel that this story is a bit more connected with the regular Batman run than as a standalone one shot. I would definitely suggest this issue.
Reviewed by Joe Palazzolo