The Religious Affiliation of
Mr. Ryder

Religion: religious/ethical CBR Scale: S

Name: Mr. Ryder

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #43 (Sep. 1940): "The Case of the City of Terror"

Creators: Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Mayor Harliss Greer

Defended or Helped by: Batman, Robin

Gender: male

Mr. Ryder made soapbox speeches against the terrible way the corrupt mayor of his town ran things. This prompted Mayor Greer's crooked policemen to beat Mr. Ryder mercilessly, saying "that's what hapens to anybody else that talks agains the mayor!"

Interestingly enough, writer Bill Finger apparently really wanted to use the name "Mr. Ryder." In the Batman story published in the prior issue of Detective Comics (issue #42), a character (Mr. Drake) was mistakenly referred to as "Mr. Ryder" at one point (panel 1 on page 3).

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #43 (Sep. 1940): "The Case of the City of Terror" (4-panel cameo)

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