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Joker's Asylum II: The Riddler #1

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Based on 3 critic ratings.

A riddle within a story of the Riddler who seeks to answer a riddle of this own: can he make someone fall in love with him?

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23 pages
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Weekly Comic Book Review

    An unexpected story, but a treat to read (and re-read.) There are enough details in the book, and especially in the art, to keep any real riddle-fan busy sorting truth from fiction for quite some time.

  • 80

    Geeks of Doom

    Peter Calloway seems to capture the essence of both the Joker, through his narration, and the Riddler, through his actions in the story. The Joker has just enough crazy to pull off the story making his own riddles along the way, leaving you guessing throughout the entire story. Can the Riddler actually love? That’s the crux of the story and it is definitely interesting to explore the riddle of love. My favorite part is the open-ended completion of the story by the Joker.

  • 65


    In general, the story suffers in the end from the use of the Joker as narrator, ultimately leading to all of the issue’s unnecessary distractions, misleading narrative twists and unfulfilled promises. The idea of the Riddler trying to win the love of an innocent citizen is strong enough on its own without all the needless window dressing. At its best, when the Joker’s narration didn’t stick out like a sore thumb and/or derail the plot, the story almost felt like an episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Which is a high compliment, indeed, even if it sadly fails to live up to that comparison in the end.

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