The Riddler: Year One #6

Writer: Paul Dano Artist: Stevan Subic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The time has come. Edward Nashton’s long, painful psychological journey and downward spiral have finally brought him to the point where he is ready to take direct action against the corrupt of Gotham. Embittered and abandoned and believing the world is aligned against him, he’s reached the time to lash out. His extensive research and clandestine operations have left him with a deeper knowledge of the city’s web of criminality than anyone in Gotham. And now he knows exactly which targets to strike and when. As Edward finally dons the mask of the Riddler, the series ends right before the start of his first murderous attack, shown in the o more

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steven Lee Sharpe Aug 29, 2023

    Dano is careful not to create excuses for the character's behavior, just the reasons for it, and Subic's artwork does an excellent job of constantly reminding us that there was a darkness in him waiting for the opportunity to grow. When you watch the movie again, I promise you won't see The Riddler in quite the same way again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Aug 30, 2023

    Even if you're not a Riddler fan, Year One is a subversive, cerebral thrilled that demands your attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 29, 2023

    The Riddler: Year One#6 is a great ending to a visual miniseries that has been wildly creative while enhancing The Batman film. I can't get enough of what Dano and Subic have done with this series and hope they can team up again soon. This series has been a one-of-a-kind read that comics fans should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 29, 2023

    This series' biggest strength has largely been the brilliant art by Stevan Subic, feeling as gritty as this twisted take on Gotham deserves. Aside from that, how much you enjoy this series will likely depend on how much time you want to spend with The Riddler in this version, and even at the end I'm not sure the answer to that question. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Aug 30, 2023

    In Year One, Dano's writing and Subic's distressing imagery work in tandem to sell this, placing you in the mind of the character. But it's not here where I think the book always shines: instead, it's the quieter moments of intrigue, mystery, methodical worldbuilding and genuine heart that make the book worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Aug 29, 2023

    Overall, The Riddler: Year One #6 feels like a conclusion to the story Dano wanted to tell, but part of it is because it ends right before the events of the film. The series as a whole was ambitious and it is obvious that a lot of care went into it from Paul Dano, Stevan Subic, and Clayton Cowles. However, the series could have benefited from being only three or four issues. Readers witness Nashtons descent into the character we see in the film, but things felt extremely drawn out due to the number of issues on top of issue #1 coming out almost a year ago in October 2022. The whole series was a big swing for DC Black Label and showed a lot of potential in the imprint. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Sep 2, 2023

    Everything about that whole volume was perfect in every way. The writing was phenomenal I would love nothing more than to continue to follow Edward around more a full riddler series with this team is something I would absolutely love. The artwork was in this book was mind blowing! It was beautiful and constantly made me stop and just stare at the pages. It also matched the tone of the story perfectly! They layouts of every book were so creative and unique. I am so interested in this version of the riddler I want to know more about him as I feel like I've gotten to really know him. The re-imagining of an already legendary character in such a powerful way drastically improves a character I already loved. It's a very intelligent and impressive more

  • 9.0
    2birdsstoned815 Aug 30, 2023

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  • 8.5
    sawright20 Aug 30, 2023

    Each issue has been strong on its own merits, with Dano’s sad and disturbing look into Edward Nashton’s mind matched perfectly with Subic’s art. This was an excellent examination of fanaticism and loneliness in a sick individual, but Dano presents it from a wholly neutral perspective. For his first foray into comics, he’s done a fantastic job.

    The tone of each issue is so heavy I wonder how these will read as a collection, though. Reading these every other month, readers have been able to absorb each issue as its own entity, but the overarching story has been extremely decompressed. When all six issues are read together, I imagine it will feel rather meandering and something of a drag. But I’m not reviewing the series a more

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