Updated on 16 October, 2021
Vertigo Comics is the American version of DC comic's Vertigo series, which is based on a storyline of the same name. Vertigo Comics, sometimes called DC Vertigo or just Vertigo, was created by editor and writer Karen Berger in 1993. The comic is part of the New Vertigo line of comics and was written by DC comic writers Kurt Busiek and Neil Gaiman. The series chronicled the dark side of super hero Gotham City, which was at that time under the rule of the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin. This dark city has since been featured in various other media including television, movies, and video games.
In recent years, the character of Vertigo has taken a more serious turn for the better in the form of a TV series. The television show has featured actor David Bowie as the villain The Riddler, a psychotic villain obsessed with word puzzles and riddles. Other characters have included Catwoman, The Phantom, The Bane, and The Joker. The villains of the TV series have garnered critical acclaim and many readers have expressed their desire to see more of the villains and perhaps some connections to the Batman and Robin characters. Some have suggested that the television series is not entirely based on the Vertigo comics but it borrows some information and has incorporated some of the concepts into the story.
The comic has achieved a great level of popularity over the years. One of the most recent issues involved a team of teenagers who gained superpowers after consuming a mysterious substance. The substance caused their minds to jump into various different states. One of the teens changed into The Riddler, who was obsessed with word puzzles and solving mysteries. He used his criminal knowledge to steal from the rich and wealthy of Gotham City. Two girls, Rebekah andgery took on the identities of Catwoman and Batman, respectively, in order to help these young heroes deal with the evil villains.
In 2021, a movie version of the Vertigo comics was released. The film featured Tom Hardy as The Riddler, while Anne Hathaway played Catwoman. While the movie failed to become as successful as the previous versions, it did have some support from critics and fans. Many believed the film lacked focus and charm compared to the previous versions, but overall it was still a hit.
With so much success, it is not surprising that Vertigo Comics were able to create numerous spinoff series and movies. In the most recent storyline, the Riddler, whose real name is Robert Downey Jr., was revealed to be obsessed with gaining control over the government of Gotham City. He had recruited various criminals into his crew, including The Penguin and The Green Hornet. He sought to eliminate Batman and destroy the city to prove a point to The Dark Knight. After Batman defeated him in this storyline, The Riddler escaped while Batman returned to Gotham City, leaving The Riddler to continue his crusade against Gotham City.
Other characters from the Vertigo comics include villains The Wrath, Ripper, and Big Bubba. The Riddler, in particular, was a major antagonist in the series. He is portrayed as a charming prankster who uses various devices such as a hand glove that can cause paralysis and a metal bat suit that allows him to fly. Other than the physical aspects, he uses his mind to cause chaos and has no remorse.
During the early issues of the comic, The Riddler was a loner with a disinterest in society. However, he soon became more interested in solving the crimes that he has caused. He often framed other individuals for his crimes. This gave him the abilities to manipulate others. However, he was also very smart and skillfully planned his crimes. He constantly studied Batman and tried to outsmart him.
Despite his abrasive personality, The Riddler became one of the most beloved villains. After being defeated by Batman three times, he was finally killed by Batman during the "End of Times" storyline. In the short story "Trickery" printed right before "Return of the Joker", it was revealed that The Riddler was alive and well during the time of the original Batman's defeat, but due to some recent trauma he could not carry out his evil plans. He returned to Gotham City, where he once again started to scheme and carry out his agenda. He is currently plotting for another catastrophic attack to take place and is the primary suspect in the " Gotham Nights " storyline.