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Mitch Gerads reveals how hard he pushed himself with Riddler's One Bad Day (and Tom King's honest reaction!)

Mitch Gerads and Tom King talk about the upcoming Batman: One Bad Day: Riddler one-shot in a video interview
Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Ashley V. Robinson

DC Comics' Batman: The Killing Joke hosts many iconic moments in pop culture history – not least of which is the Joker’s 'One Bad Day' speech. It’s been brought to life in animation and homaged in comics ever since it’s original publication.

This year, DC is taking the idea of 'One Bad Day' and putting the rest of Batman's rogue's gallery through that lens. And on July 16, Mister Miracle's Tom King and Mitch Gerads are taking that to the questionable Batman villain the Riddler in Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler. Described as a "tense, intellectual thriller," the two creators tell Popverse it's a book they've been wanting to do for a long time.

“No joke you can go back to any interview I’ve ever done and I’ve always said I wanted a smart, evil Batman Riddler book,” Gerads shared with Popverse, “And, so when the opportunity came up I was like, ‘Alright. This is everything I’ve ever wanted, so I better put everything into it’.”

Popverse spoke with Gerads and King at length about Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler at Comic-Con International San Diego, getting in their joint return to Gotham City, and also the artist's pride in what he's done with this one-shot.

Here is our full 9-plus-minute interview with Tom King and Mitch Gerads on Batman: One Bad Day: Riddler #1.

With a character like the Riddler, there's bound to be more questions. Read our companion interview with Tom King and Mitch Gerads on Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler by Popverse's Graeme McMillan.


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About the Author

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Ashley V. Robinson

Popverse video producer

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.


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