Beautiful Boy last edited by pikahyper on 06/16/18 08:52PM View full history

Writer Gregg Hurwitz and artist Szymon Kudranski continue their dark examination of the Penguin in PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE. The Penguin runs a vast crime empire that's always one step away from faltering, thanks to the interference of Batman. How can Penguin keep Batman at bay and maintain the power and image that's become so important to him? And what dark family secrets is the Penguin hiding?



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The Devil's Teardrops 0

The Story: The Penguin's childhood is explored further as we find out how some of his family members died.  My Thoughts:Gregg Hurwitz has been tasked without his five issue mini-series that explores the Penguin's origins. Penguin is often a Batman villain who doesn't get the recognition he deserves. I admit even I wasn't always crazy about him but from these first two issues, I find him fascinating.  Most of this issue centers around flashbacks of Penguin's past. We see more of his childhood and...

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Getting Reckless? 0

This book picks up right where the last one left off, Batman embarrassing Penguin in the one place where he is respected. Then it continues in the same vein as the last book - going back and forth between Mr Cobblepot's past and present. The art is done masterfully and we get almost cinematic transitions. Sometimes it can be a little confusing to tell if a speech bubble belongs in the present or past, but it's not too hard. Overall, we get the picture of someone what was made ruthless through hi...

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Beautiful Boy? 0

I picked up issue #2 completely skeptical of anyone's ability to hold my attention long enough for five issues of a Penguin origin story, boy was I wrong. After reading issue #1, I was spellbound by Szymon Kurdanski's art and Gregg Hurwitz's clear grasp of the human condition. It's very often we see in superhero stories the very black and white nature of good vs. evil, but it's never quite so simple. The most gruesome of Gotham's killers and thieves have a nefarious wanderlust that always seem t...

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