First Appearance: Detective Comics I#42 (August 1940)
Abilities: Just a normal murder
Weapons: poison darts, knives
Quotes: "I've killed so many one more won't make any difference!"
Worst Act: Assault, murder
Created by: Bill Finger (writer) and Bob Kane (artist-credited), Jerry Robinson/George Roussos(inks)
Another proper mystery this time out. Mr. Ryder is your typical starving artist who has been forced to make portraits of various members of Gotham society just to keep the lights on.
Things are going fine, that is until the subjects of his paintings end up dying in ways that mirror the way the paintings are defaced. Can Bat man solve the case? He's better solve it fast, as Bruce Wayne's portrait has just been defaced...
Decent yarn all told.