The Penguin #0
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The Penguin #0

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Belen Ortega Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 16, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 11
6.5Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

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Following the Penguin's death in the landmark Batman #125, the mysterious Executor has enlisted Catwoman to carry out the departed's last wishes and track down his next of kin. But when the Penguin's heirs start getting murdered, Catwoman will have to find the killer and discover what truly became of Oswald Cobblepot. Collects the Batman #125-127 backup stories by the red-hot creative team of Chip Zdarsky and Belen Ortega!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Sep 14, 2023

    With The Penguin #0, it feels like we are in for a wild ride. One that will explore Cobblepot on a different level then we have seen, and that is always exciting to a fan. Exploring the world of Gotham in a deeper way is always fun, but I also like that we get to see the stark, raw comparison of Metropolis and Gotham at their centers. Definitely a recommended pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Aug 15, 2023

    Penguin #0 is a strange comic. It establishes a new status quo for Penguin without really being about him. Its also not paced quite right for a single issue because of its nature as a collection of shorter backup stories. Its probably not a necessary read for the upcoming series (especially since this is written by Zdarsky and the upcoming series is being written by Tom King). And the story isnt terribly gripping. But its fun enough and diverting, especially for readers who like a nice Catwoman entry. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Philip Clark Aug 22, 2023

    Overall, the creative team did a great job with this piece and gave us some depth to a character that I didn't realise needed to have it. It makes me very excited for the upcomingThe Penguin run! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Sean MacNeil Aug 17, 2023

    Penguin #0 sets up a very interesting situation for Oswald Cobblepot to return to once the main series starts, which saves a comic that steers very far from being a Penguin-based story. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Batman-News - William Martin Aug 15, 2023

    This is a very inessential comic that is mostly a cash grab. I could be wrong but I expect Tom King's The Penguin #1 will be easily readable without this. If you already own the Batman issues this story comes from don't buy it. If you like well-written comics, I'd recommend you skip this as well. The script isn't terrible and the art is good but it's just so dumb in concept that everything falls apart. Read Full Review

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