There is a certain simplicity when it comes to The Riddler as a character that is very appealing and that makes him a good contrast to Batman, who is motivated by his desire to protect people. I think that could be an interesting perspective to show in the upcoming Matt Reeves film: how a man takes the mantle of a bat-inspired by his own personal loss while another basically does it to feed his own insanity. I don’t think we’re going to see that, but it’s what I would do from that perspective.
Batman/Predator might not be a masterpiece, but it is a fine example of how to make comics, of how to tell an exciting story and of how impactful and valuable quality art is. It demonstrates a great understanding of franchises you are working with and overall shows respect for the medium as a form of entertainment.
The late 80's were a very joyous time for Batman fans due to the high number of quality stories that were coming out of the comics and Tim Burton’s first Batman movie became a classic of the superhero genre, but Ten Nights of the Beast should be highly regarded by it's great writing, skillful artwork and for having one of the Dark Knight’s most challenging foes.
I’m a huge Batman fan, but I have to say that one aspect that I haven’t enjoyed about his character, since the New 52 reboot back in 2011, is the fact that writers seem hell bent on assessing Bruce’s motivations and character to undermine him as nothing more than the cause of Gotham’s problems and suffering, basically stating that he creates his own villains and that his years fighting crime have basically been pointless, with writers like Tom King taking this approach to the extreme by completely misunderstanding the character (but that’s a subject for another article).
Kings of Feartackles this subject head on and the Scarecrow, using his knowledge as a doctor, his super-villain motif and genuine scientific curiosity, is the perfect medium to allow us to look at Bruce’s assessment of his own crusade, which is something that I’m very happy with–Batman has a tremendous rogues gallery and characters like the Scarecrow deserve their time to shine.