Well done, Mr. Dano! Well done! I wasn’t sure what to expect when this series was announced. I love the idea of continuing to explore the world of The Batman in any format, comics preferably. I am largely unfamiliar with Paul Dano’s acting (outside of The Batman and Swiss Army Man). I’m also not familiar with any of Dano’s writing. I will say I was pleasantly surprised by this piece.
The art is stunning and appropriate in its representation of Edward’s anxiety and inadequate feelings of worth. Showing the Riddler as a fan of The Batman and his efforts to clean up Gotham is a genius move. Riddler doesn’t see the Bat as a threat but rather an inspiration. This is an excellent way to explore the Riddler, expand the Matt Reeves Batman Universe and celebrate an iconic Bat-villain.