Batman 279 – the riddle without an answer

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The Riddler is back in Batman 279 (Sept. 76), and Robin is around for this Reed, Chan and Blaisdel story as well.

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It’s a serviceable story, but not a really stand out one.  Batman and Robin race around, following the Riddler’s clues, but always one step behind.  Notably, the story opens with the Riddler escaping from a prison, not from Arkham Asylum.

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The cover combines two different scenes in the story.  Batman and Robin face off against a pair of Riddlers at one point, though neither is the real bad guy.

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The mummy case appears in the final scene, as Batman figures out that the “riddle without an answer” is a reference to the Sphinx, and that the Riddler’s goal is a golden version at a museum.  The story ends as Robin gets to do a knock knock joke at the Riddler’s expense.

 

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