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I just read Penguin Truimphant and really liked it.

and first glance, I thought it was only average, but once you take time and READ it, its very entertaining.

John Ostradner did I great job writing this.

I recall a reallly old Worlds Finest ( maybe? ) team up issue with Joker and Penguin, I really liked..

anybody have any ideas of any other Penguin stories I might find entertaining? from any bat era?

thank you


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Scott




> I just read Penguin Truimphant and really liked it.
>
> and first glance, I thought it was only average, but once you take time and READ it, its very entertaining.
>
> John Ostradner did I great job writing this.
>
> I recall a reallly old Worlds Finest ( maybe? ) team up issue with Joker and Penguin, I really liked..
>
> anybody have any ideas of any other Penguin stories I might find entertaining? from any bat era?
>
> thank you





Scott


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> anybody have any ideas of any other Penguin stories I might find entertaining? from any bat era?

I like the Penguin,

I'd recommend;

Detective Comics #473 - The Malay Penguin - Steve Englehart and Marshall Rodgers tell a very entertaining Penguin tale

Batman Annual 11 - Alan Moore tells a funny and rather moving story of the Penguin, true love, and redemption, none of which works out entirely well, well, maybe they do...

Detective 824 - Paul Dini has the Penguin revelling in his career as a celebrity "legitimate" businessman. (An idea that Chuck Dixon started and which reinvigorated the character IMHO)



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TJ Burns




> > anybody have any ideas of any other Penguin stories I might find entertaining? from any bat era?
>
> I like the Penguin,
>
> I'd recommend;
>
> Detective Comics #473 - The Malay Penguin - Steve Englehart and Marshall Rodgers tell a very entertaining Penguin tale

It's one of the best.

> Batman Annual 11 - Alan Moore tells a funny and rather moving story of the Penguin, true love, and redemption, none of which works out entirely well, well, maybe they do...

Did Moore write the Penguin tale, or was he author only of the Clayface story from the same issue? I'd never heard him credited with the Penguin story before this...

> Detective 824 - Paul Dini has the Penguin revelling in his career as a celebrity "legitimate" businessman. (An idea that Chuck Dixon started and which reinvigorated the character IMHO)

I enjoy this take on the Penguin. I also truly liked Ostrander's use of the Penguin as master-planner in the Suicide Squad, (Where they used him to plot the rescue of a Russian dissident known as the Firebird) and in Manhunter, where we saw what the Penguin does in his off-time.


TJB


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> > Batman Annual 11 - Alan Moore tells a funny and rather moving story of the Penguin, true love, and redemption, none of which works out entirely well, well, maybe they do...
>
> Did Moore write the Penguin tale, or was he author only of the Clayface story from the same issue? I'd never heard him credited with the Penguin story before this...

Oops, you're absolutely right, I forgot there were two stories in that one... Credit should go to Max Allan Collins

> I also truly liked Ostrander's use of the Penguin as master-planner in the Suicide Squad, (Where they used him to plot the rescue of a Russian dissident known as the Firebird)

Yup, though IIRC that was the story that told us he was a mutant with a resistance to cold. ;->

>and in Manhunter, where we saw what the Penguin does in his off-time.

Dare I ask???


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TJ Burns





> > I also truly liked Ostrander's use of the Penguin as master-planner in the Suicide Squad, (Where they used him to plot the rescue of a Russian dissident known as the Firebird)
>
> Yup, though IIRC that was the story that told us he was a mutant with a resistance to cold. ;->

I took that as a hateful comment rather than anything serious. \:\)

> >and in Manhunter, where we saw what the Penguin does in his off-time.
>
> Dare I ask???

Nothing all that odd for him really... pretenses toward high culture and lengthy bubble baths. The latter's where Mark Shaw busted him for a parole violation. Seeing him taken into custody wearing nothing but his top hat's a life-scarring moment. \:\)


TJB


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Omar Karindu




>
> > > I also truly liked Ostrander's use of the Penguin as master-planner in the Suicide Squad, (Where they used him to plot the rescue of a Russian dissident known as the Firebird)
> >
> > Yup, though IIRC that was the story that told us he was a mutant with a resistance to cold. ;->
>
> I took that as a hateful comment rather than anything serious. \:\)

Nope -- Ostrander was riffing on the revelation made by Doug Moench, who had decided to make the Penguin preternaturally resistant to the cold in an effort to beef him up in the early 80s.

> > >and in Manhunter, where we saw what the Penguin does in his off-time.
> >
> > Dare I ask???
>
> Nothing all that odd for him really... pretenses toward high culture and lengthy bubble baths. The latter's where Mark Shaw busted him for a parole violation. Seeing him taken into custody wearing nothing but his top hat's a life-scarring moment. \:\)
>
>
> TJB

And it should be noted that the scene also references the Max Allan Collins Annual #11 story.

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