Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #3

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

In the third issue of best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz's PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE miniseries, the Penguin has a new girlfriend! But his new relationship is just an excuse for bigger heists and more vicious crimes, all to obtain gifts for his loved ones! And the flashier the crime, the more easily it catches Batman's eye. With The Dark Knight hot on his trail, will the Penguin back away from his life of crime or will he continue his push to take over Gotham City's criminal underworld?

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 14, 2011

    Crime and mayhem aside, the softer side of this iconic villain is more complex than someone with mommy issues. It takes a special kind of love to infiltrate the heart of an individual who grew up with an immense amount of hatred and torment. The tone and style of Kudranski's art accomplishes two important things: it compliments Gotham's seedy underbelly along with the dark side of Penguin's ruthless aggression and depicts the light that can be found even in the darkest of places as Batman lurks in the shadows. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Dec 10, 2011

    Issue #3 may be the weakest entry in the Pain & Prejudice mini-series, but that doesn't mean it isn't stunning, it just means that it's following two straight 10/10 comics! And the overall story stretching across this 5 part mini-series might just be the richest Batman story out there right now. I highly suggest everyone add this series to their pull list and I sincerely hope DC keeps this creative team around for future bat-related projects. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Dec 7, 2011

    If you haven't bought into Penguin: Pain and Prejudice yet, I urge you to do so. It's been a fascinating examination of the inner workings of Oswald Cobblepot thus far, and I don't see it tripping up anytime soon. The writing is sharp and the art is gorgeous. If you like good comics, make sure this one is on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 10, 2011

    For a Big Fat Middle issue, even one with a slightly overused plotline, this is a remarkably strong one, subtly weaving theme and plot together seamlessly to make an engrossing and entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 10, 2011

    Throughout this issue, Batman lurks in the shadows. He's watching Cobblepot and the Penguin's goons. Cobblepot doesn't seem to care. He continues with his business as though he'll never get caught. There's an arrogance to the character that he plays off as regality. The harsh reality of it all is that the Penguin is a thug on every level. That, combined with great art and a well-handled story, makes this book a must-read and a top of the stack title for me. Read Full Review

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