Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #5

Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #5

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: Szymon Kudranksi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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In the finale of Gregg Hurwitz and Szymon Kudranski's miniseries exploring the motivations of one of Batman's most peculiar foes, the ultimate revenge plot explodes into action. The lives of Gotham City's children are on the line, and The Dark Knight will have to race the clock to save them. But can Batman save them all? Find out in this unnerving conclusion!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Feb 14, 2012

    While DC has been putting out a number of excellent titles since their relaunch (Batwoman, Demon Knights, The Flash), Penguin: Pain and Prejudice has consistently been my favorite. Gregg Hurwitz and Szymon Kudranski have given us a truly powerful story told equally through words and art""the ultimate expression of what the comic book has to offer as a medium. Needless to say, this book gets a full five out of five stars from me, and I hope to see much more from both Hurwitz and Kudranski at DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 14, 2012

    The ideas may be old, but the execution is spot-on and of the highest quality, making this easily the best miniseries out of the new DC so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 10, 2012

    This series is stunning, heartbreaking, maddening, and saddening. It's the kind of reintroduction into the New 52 that every Bat-villain deserved. Thankfully, at least one of them got it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 8, 2012

    But that's about where my complaints with Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #5 end. This series has been fantastic since its first issue and I'm glad to see it end as strongly as it began. I think we now hold in our hands one of the best Penguin stories ever told, featuring heartbreaking writing and artwork that perfectly complements the story's incredibly dark undertones. Is this the Penguin's Killing Joke? After some thought, I'm leaning towards yes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 9, 2012

    This team has pulled off a major coup with this series, which has to be some of the best DC has published in quite a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 9, 2012

    Penguin isn't the most glamorous or most widely known of Batman's Rogues, but those are the types of characters that have the most story to tell yet. This series has been all about mining that character, showing the good, the bad and the ups and downs. Hurwitz avoids painting Batman as the villain in this tale. That would have been the easy way out. This story instead uses Batman as a supporting character, advancing and twisting Penguin's own narrative. Hurwitz makes Penguin a character many readers can find a way to relate to, bordering on sympathetic, but never quite getting there. As villainous stories go, this is one to remember. With Hurwitz joining the Batman writers stable in a larger capacity soon, I'm eager to see what other villains he can brush up this nicely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 13, 2012

    If you passed on it then please, buy the graphic novel that will be released in a few months. The series has not received a lot of press but I promise you it will be the hidden gem of your collection. Read Full Review

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