See? Scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Well when you say it like that it just sounds silly.
“Cuz that’s what us henchmen do, plant silly little trophies around Gotham.”
Hey, whatever pays the bills.
Certainly better than the alternatives!
Heck yeah, considering how The Penguin and Joker treats their henchmen, the Riddler’s henchmen’s tasks doesn’t seem all that bad. And I guess it does make more sense that he has henchmen setting up all those riddles, rather than the Riddler running all around Arkham City setting the riddles up himself.
I finally got a copy of the game in the mail a week ago, 3 weeks delayed or so. The game is awesome! The delay, not so much.
I can’t figure out how to get morally offended at today’s comic, so instead I’ll just laugh about how it’s a genuinely funny joke.
*Not sure if serious*
*Or just trolling*
You’re not offended by a member of the 99% being assaulted by the 1%?!
Pfft screw that! Arkham City is even MORE of a dump than regular Gotham!
Let’s go occupy Metropolis; that Luthor guy is a pretty big douche.
I like your moxie, kid. Good luck getting the Daily Planet to cover the protest. They’re all “Superman this! Superman that!” Maybe when “Underwear is Outerwear Man” starts kicking people out of the park, the Planet will finally cover it.
Being in a dump didn’t stop Occupy Oakland.
I’m honestly curious how #OccupyGotham would go. If you think the LAPD are bad, I’m scared for GothamPD’s response.
The Joker would troll them so hard.
“Let’s see them build consensus with a lung full of Smilex!”
Someone proposed that the Joker would go all agent provocateur on the protestors, dosing them with modified Joker gas to rile them up, forcing Batman to choose between protecting the public and stopping them (which would make him look oppressive).
Y’know, kind of like what the cops do, except with less slightly less drugs.
Where’s ‘The Spoiler’ when you need her?
Retconned out of existence unless an appearance proves otherwise.
Darn. I liked her. Well, maybe we’ll get her as an alternate skin for Robin.
Stephanie Brown is confirmed to be appearing again as the Spoiler in upcoming material.
Any news on Cassandra Cain?
You just spoiled the SPoiler’s appearance!
A report of her appearance in the coming Batman Inc. mini should be enough, right?
Dammit Willis! Don’t Batninja me!
I thought I heard her “Finishing School of Evil” story was being redrawn with her as Spoiler, but that might just be a rumor.
What a nice henchman. Be sure to leave him a gift basket after you beat the crap out of him.
I thought for sure the joke was going to be about how when you find a Riddler henchman and interrogate him, he says nothing.
“I know you work for the Riddler. Talk!”
“Ok, ok, I’ll tell you everything!”
“I knew you would.”
Then Batman just punches the guy and drops him to the ground. He doesn’t even say anything!
Obviously, Batman is a telepath.
Not through any superpower or anything. Just through sheer Batmanitude.
As played out as they are, I found that an old Chuck Norris joke works for Batman in this case:
“Chuck Norris Batman doesn’t read books interrogate subjects. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
As a service to all Batfreaks.
Read Frank Millers blog (the writer of Batman The Dark KNight) latest blog? There would be no mention of the ‘Occupy’ anything if up to him…the man is rabid.
Frank Miller is such a mean, curmudgeonly old man. I love him.
He’s like a retired guard dog. You don’t dare take the muzzle off and cuddling is a gamble, but sentimentally important enough that you keep him anyway.
That’s…not a horrible analogy. And explains how he keeps getting work.
It’s like I’m really living during the 1960ies!
and play with your Lords Of Warcraft. Or better yet, enlist for the real thing.
I’m morbidly curious what he thinks Warcraft is.
He could be being ironic, and/or refusing to honor the game by ‘remembering’ its name, and/or using the slight vagueness to refer to that entire class of games.
Even if so, he seems to be implying that there’s some great orc war out there that we should be fighting instead of playing our gatdamned nintendagames.
Except that the orcs explode.
Well, he does say outright that we should join the (realworld) army. Presumably that includes the assumption that the army would find us *some* faceless enemy to fight.
Those godless heathen terrorists, of course. Wipe ‘em all off the face of the Earth. Whatever it takes. Goddamn.
Being godless myself, that part wouldn’t bother me even if it wasn’t a straw man. But the ‘willing to indiscriminately mass kill and preferentially target noncombatants’ thing? That gets to me.
Wanna try again?
I’m pretty sure he was mocking Miller’s attitude, since he was imitating his style of dialogue.
I wasn’t talking about the name. I was more questioning the idea that enlisting in the US military would be “the real thing” in comparison.
Yeah, I’d have to agree, Willis, you kind of are…:(
I find it strange you’re putting these Arkham City comics out now of all times, so long after the game’s console release, but just prior to its PC release. At any rate, maybe I’ll enjoy these jokes more after it comes out on PC and I actually play it.
Well he is actually playing the game now, so I guess it’s all just a matter of timing?
Willis! You need to update the your title image.
I have made a mock-up here: http://imgur.com/Sv5kJ
I want to see Batman’s expression when the guy tells him about the Riddler trophies where you have to pretend you’re a carnival hammer and dive at a button from a tremendous height. Or the ones where you have to hit three buttons without ever walking on the ground. So you land on a button, launch yourself with the grapple off that one, glide towards the next button, dive onto it, and repeat until you’ve hit all of them.
Having found all 440 Riddler secrets, upon capturing him, I really wanted to hear (Kevin Conroy) Batman say, “Riddle me this: What’s 3′ long, shaped like a Question Mark, and about to go where the sun doesn’t shine?”
I thought my area (Northern Virginia) was the only place that uses the name Algonquin, seeing as how this is where that tribe lived.
It’s also the name of a street in the suburbs of Chicago near where I went to college.
And a hotel in New York, where Dorothy Parker & friends famously hung out.
Do not forget the Provincial Park by the same name – it’s just bellow the bottle neck of Ontario – its bigger than a number of US states >_>
Just Google Maps it already…. sheeesh
There is a suburb of Chicago, in the Fox River Valley, named Algonquin. It’s worth noting that the man who put forth the name Algonquin when they were trying to decide on a name was originally from Virginia
Except that the Algonquins lived in Quebec.
Though the much larger heterogeneous group of Algonquian-speaking peoples, who stretch from Virginia to the Rocky Mountains and north to Hudson Bay, was named after the tribe.
Nice. How does the Riddler and his goons set up all these traps anyway. I don’t see any of them being highly talented mechanics and you would think Batman would notice the mass amount of urban development.
They did all their work during the day.
And also, how did they engineer “Staring” to be a trigger?
What nobody is allowed to mention, and Riddler’s only real reason to abuse his henchmen, is that some of them are wizards.
There is a cat behind the billboard which fidgets when it senses it’s being stared at.
Actually, there’s a fifty-fifty chance it will fidget when observed. It exists in a state of quantum anxiety.
Ha! While I was reading this, I was interrogating a thug in the game. Perfect!
I don’t play videogames anymore, and for a while I was afraid I was missing out on something, but after the last few flamewars over these game-related cartoons, I won’t worry anymore.
I’m only mildly interested in Arkham City, but I don’t see why you should let angry dudes on the internet turn you off anything.
Hey, when Batman tells you to talk, you talk.
Y’know, especially after Arkham Asylum I really want to give the Riddler a good pounding for A. Being a dick over the radio and B. hiding those trophies in the most annoying places!
Still, It’s great fun finding said trophies.
As I keep saying David, Batman = funny, Green Lantern = horrible movie.
Green Lantern was reasonably entertaining. It just wasn’t anything special. I’d put it about on par with Thor.
Better than the Penny Arcade one
Now that I played the game, I’m surprised this comic didn’t end with Batman punching the dude out while saying “I’m Batman”.
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