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Created by Bill Finger and Dick Sprang

The Original Universe


Real Name: Edward Nygma
Aliases: Eddie Nashton
Occupation: Former carnival barker, later professional criminal, junkyard watchman, now private detective
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Base of Operation: Gotham City
Gender: Male
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 183 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black (and balding)
First Appearance: Detective Comics #140 (October 1948)
Creators: Bill Finger and Dick Sprang


Costumed criminal Edward Nygma is obsessed with leaving clues at the scenes of his crimes, clues which are inevitably solved by the Batman. The Riddler was once persuaded to go straight by the Question, but after being possessed by a seventeenth-century demon, he returned to his criminal ways.


For a definitive list of appearances of Riddler in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #19 (September 1986)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #5 (December 1990)