Detective Comics #140

    Detective Comics » Detective Comics #140 - The Riddler! released by DC Comics on October 1, 1948.

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    1. The Riddler (The first appearance and origin of The Prince of Puzzlers, The Riddler (Edward Nigma) / written by Bill Finger (co-creator) and drawn by Dick Sprang (co-creator)
    2. Robotman's Double Trouble (Robotman)
    3. Dog for a Day (Slam Bradley)
    4. To the Moon and Back (full text article)
    5. The Dictator from Alcatraz (Boy Commandos, Rip Carter)

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    Riddler Is Like A Bargain Basement Joker 0

    Unlike the first appearances of the other great Batman villains that have appeared so far - Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman, Clayface - the first appearance of The Riddler really isn't a must-read.  It's not that The Riddler can't be a good character, it's just, in his initial incarnation anyway, he lacks depth. Were he a whiz at puzzles that delighted in matching wits with Batman and the police, that would be great, but as written here, he's more of a con-artist who cheats when he can't solve...

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