DC Comics debuts with Header batman, But this time the important thing is not the protagonist but his antagonist. And we will discover that they are always much more than they seem.
new series of batman It couldn’t have started with a better creative team than two of the publisher’s star writers, Tom King and Mitch Gerads. The creative couple has released some stories that are already among the best in recent years. On this occasion they meet to rebuild a villain who had lost steam: the Riddler. We will learn the reason for his riddles and his growth, now that there is no clue to solve the riddle.
Edward Nigma has never been considered the most dangerous and bloodthirsty of Batman’s villains. almost a joke sometimes The Riddler has gone through many phases, from head of a criminal syndicate, detective solving mysteries, or supplier of information to third parties. But his reputation has never lived up to his abilities. that’s over.
Ego conundrums and competition have given way to a determination to get what it deserves, respect. He wants to be as big and as dangerous as Joker or Bane are in their own way and that is the answer. Because a riddle is a question, and the one who asks it knows the solution, and if you know the solution, you dominate the game. Even Batman isn’t immune to Edward’s answers under his mask. The game has changed and the stakes have gone up, should Batman change too?
an origin story
Batman, a bad day. puzzle It is an origin story along with increasing the threat level of the villains. He has never been so dangerous. And it’s all because of the twist in his personality that Tom King has developed. A childhood marked by the blood that runs through his veins, a flaw that only excellence can erase and nothing can stop him, not even for his own good. After a series of defeats, something awakens Edward to a new reality, he has answers, and he runs the game.
The king gives the villain a weapon he’s always had and doesn’t know how to take advantage of: information. Multiply your danger. In a parallel narrative with flashbacks to the villain’s childhood we see the development of the new Riddler, who stands above the games he’s played before. why Batman is his main victim, simply because he protects the city, and Gotham has always hated Edward.
Accompanying King is one of those artists who gets the best results from his texts, Mitch Gerads. The bearded cartoonist returns to King’s classic nine-panel compositions to develop dialogue and maintain a leisurely pace, but he also breaks away from large horizontal panels that stretch time and fast narrative to counterbalance the pace. create a feeling of , more relentless and changeable than a fixed past written in stone. Highlight the great color that uses different tones for the two timelines and leaves an air of almost autumnal nostalgia, darker than the cold winter of the present.
This new series will feature new writers and protagonists with each installment
introduced new possibilities for Batman’s antagonists. The opposite writers put all their art and talent into making this series an island in a sea of heroes, where the important thing is that the bad guys are there and because they are bad, but without pitying them or justifying them, they are villains and their pain does not forgive their crimes.