Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #4

Writer: Gregg Hurwitz Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

In the penultimate issue of Gregg Hurwitz and Szymon Kudranski's thrilling and disturbing miniseries, the cracks are beginning to show in The Penguin's life. As he desperately grabs for more power, he puts himself in Batman's sights! And when Batman gets involved, can an underdog like The Penguin hope to triumph?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 5, 2012

    It's a comic I wish more people paid attention to, because these are the sorts of comics that create what DC is really looking for: timeless stories. I couldn't recommend another book from the publisher more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 11, 2012

    This series has been strong from day one and it looks set to finish on a high note. By this point, even if the last issue goes nowhere, there's enough to make the story overall a really impressive take on a formerly unimpressive character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 4, 2012

    If you haven't been reading this series already, shame on you. You're missing one hell of a great mini-series diving into the psyche of one of Batman's best rogues. There's a lot to like here, whether it's the book's creepy story or moody artwork. Rush out to your shop to pick up this issue and the three that preceded it to catch up before next month's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 9, 2012

    Kudranski makes gets use of shadows that eerily depicts how gloomy of a place Gotham can be. This has been the sleeper series of the DC Reboot and even with one issue to go; I can already draw comparisons to Alan Mooore's The Killing Joke and feel this will be a series people will remember for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry Jan 5, 2012

    This book was a mess and a major disappointment. “Penguin: Pain & Prejudice” was one of the books I looked forward to each month. Hell, I look forward to it the most at the beginning of every month. It was right up there with “Animal Man” and “Swamp Thing”! It was dark, gritty, realistic, psychological, one of the best Penguin stories ever, etc. etc. but after Hurwtiz cranked out 2 solid issues detailing Penguin's childhood it seems like he lost all direction. He had no clue where to take the story from there and so now we have rockets, robots, and idiotic characters stumbling about aimlessly to fill up a 5 part mini-series. I feel like I should give it a really, really low score like a 2, but that's the disappointed expectations talking. Still, I am pretty upset with this installment" Read Full Review

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