Creating New Batman Villains: DC’s Ongoing Problem

Batman has one of the greatest rogue galleries in the history of comics. Characters such as the Joker, Penguin, the Riddler, Mister Freeze, Two-Face, and many others, are household names that extend well beyond the medium of comics. With such a large and diverse gallery of rogues, it begs the question, why do DC’s creators have such a hard time creating new Batman villains?