Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SPOILERS: Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl vs. Riddler #1

Spoiler alert, the Riddler is not Batgirl's plus one to the wedding.

Who are the two smartest people in Gotham? Barbara Gordon and the Riddler, arguably, so naturally they should be a great match like Catwoman and Batman? Not so much. This issue sees the Riddler, having come to believe that maybe there's someone out there for him since Batman and Catwoman are such polar opposites, leading Batgirl on a chase to rescue civilians necessary to throw a wedding, florist, priest, etc.

The only problem is that it's a pretty standard affair. Where the first two issues either had interesting character dynamics or just plain weird shit, Batgirl solves Riddler's riddles, saves the people, deals with Edward until he "escapes." That's about it. Oh also, she calls Dick to get coffee, but I don't know, Tim Seeley might want to get things straight with Tom King after that “Sanctuary” cover...

This issue is just... normal really. There's very little flash and because of that, so far it's the one of the three released that I enjoyed the least. Nothing wrong with it really, just doesn't do much to spur interest. Well, there is the end drawn by Otto where we find out Harley snatched Riddler and she's on the search for Joker.

1 comment :

  1. Batgirl’s costume design is only a few years old but already looks horribly dated. I’ll eat crow on this, because I was all for it when it was announced but yuck. It kind of wrecks the character- needs a fix.