The Riddler in 'We Never Sleep' by Matt Duarte
Description: The Riddler calmly stands in an dark alley, leaning on his trademark cane. Before him, Batman (Dick Grayson) is swooping in from above.
BATMAN: End of the road, Nigma. I know you are back to your old habits.
RIDDLER: Please, “Batman”, you know I am not a common thug like the rest of the denizens of that crude asylum.
RIDDLER: My recent villainous acts have rhyme and reason to them.
Description: Batman is holding the Riddler by the neck of his jacket. He is clearly not in the mood for this, but Riddler remains as collected as before.
BATMAN: I'm sure you will explain it on the way to Arkham, as you always do.
RIDDLER: Riddle me this, Batman: What is pink but pretends to be red?
BATMAN: I don't care.
Description: The Riddler sits in the back of an Arkham Asylum van (the kind that would take the new guests to their premises), with shackles on his hands. Despite this, he is sitting comfortably, still smiling. We can see a small barred window where the drivers are.
RIDDLER: A pinkerton.
DRIVER 1: What? What did you say?
DRIVER 2: Remember the training? We are not supposed to talk to them.
Description: Same as before, but the Riddler has turned his head to talk to the drivers, but one of them is already closing a little hatch to the window.
RIDDLER (quietly): Hehe...
RIDDLER: Pinkerton detectives used to infiltrate unions and communist parties and pretend to be one of them to investigate them more thoroughly.
DRIVER 2: Thanks for the history lesson, but we don't care.
Next: A Private Eye in Arkham