Paul Dano didn’t just play The Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batmanhe got inside the villain’s head. Now he’s ready to put that knowledge to good use with Riddler: Year One, a new DC comic book due out in October.

DC Comics unveiled their newest property in a social media post. “A new Riddler comic book hits stores this October with RIDDLER: YEAR ONE,” the announcement read. It also included a first look at the artwork, which shows a very suggestive pair of glasses framing the title.

What they did not share was the artist responsible for that first look, thereby continuing a long tradition of comic book companies screwing over the less-well-known people who make their comics. There are other mysteries at this time,  too, including the plot of Riddler: Year One and whether it will be a one-off or limited series. All we’ve got is the artwork, which you can check out below.


Whatever Dano has in mind for the comic, he isn’t a novice with the pen, having co-written the 2018 drama Wildlife with his wife Zoe Kazan. Up next, he’ll play a fictionalized version of Steven Spielberg’s father in The Fabelmans, and he’s co-starring opposite Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, and Isabella Rossellini in the forthcoming Netflix movie Spaceman.