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    Batman #448

    Batman » Batman #448 - The Penguin Affair Part 1: Pawns released by DC Comics on June 1990.

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    The Penguin Affair Part 1: Pawns last edited by spidermanfan12 on 02/20/22 06:29PM View full history

    The Penguin has the brilliant Harold create a technology that can control birds.

    Penguin picked up a hunchback mute ( Harold) who turned out to be a mechanical genius. He built devices that would allow Penguin to control birds. Thinking of the profit margin, Penguin soon had the birds wreaking havoc all over Gotham City. He also had them kidnap an actress that he had an obsession with.

    [continued in Detective Comics #615 - The Penguin Affair part 2 : Bird of Ill Omen!]

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    I found this particular issue of Batman to be a bit convoluted. The good news is, you get some cool Jim Aparo art, an early appearance of Tim Drake (if you're a fan), and for me, rather obscurely, the first appearance of the Penguin's foxy chauffeur: Lark. The plot involves Penguin's manipulation of the mute savant Harold, who is rather nonsensically abused by random passerby at issue's start. Penguin uses Harold's skills to have a device constructed that talks to birds. While, I can see why Pen...

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