This reprints a three-part story originally published in 1990 (Batman #452-454) plus an extra added story. Although I haven't read this particular publication, I was excited and pleased to see this on sale at the comic store. I very well remember reading the story back when it first came out. It's always been one of my favorites. It was a creepy story, one that fit well for those of us who were fans of the Alan Grant-Norm Breyfogle Batman comics at the time. The villain is The Riddler. At the time, I hated the silly villians like The Riddler, and preferred the newer villains like Cornelius Stirk and Anarky. But this story was actually a good Riddler story. As far as I know, this was the first time The Riddler wore that green suit and hat instead of tights. I don't want to give away too much about the story. But The Riddler leads Batman around the city with use of his Riddles, putting him in all sorts of odd situations. It really kept me wondering "What is going on?" and made me look forward to the next issue hoping that there was some kind of rhyme or reason for what was going on. It all does indeed make sense in the end. Perhaps I just like this story so much because of sentimental reasons, but I still think it's worth a read to any Batman fans looking for lost gems.
This is a rare thing for Batman comics. A cool, interesting, Riddler story. Aside from his goofball appearance in the 1995 Batman Forever film The Riddler doesn't get much love. He's finally starting to get some much needed respect in the current Batman comic book where Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are making him quite interesting and badass but if you're looking for an old school, creepy, intense Batman/Riddler story then definitely check this one out. It's a Riddler story obviously, but its far from your standard goofball, silly Riddler you'd expect at the time this was published. There's something darker behind everything that's going on without spoiling anything you'll be fairly surprised at whats going on in this story. Highly recommended for fans of Batman and people that want to see a Riddler story that doesn't portray him as a bumbling, cornball who is just begging to be captured and giggling like a knockoff Joker.