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Joker's Asylum: Penguin #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 2 critic ratings.

The life of the Penguin unfolds as the Joker gives readers a look at Oswald Cobblepot’s life from youth to present.

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23 pages
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  • 80

    Comics Bulletin

    Metaphysical musings aside, I liked this book a great deal. It is an excellent one-shot!

  • 72


    I have to say, even though I think the Penguin works better as one of Batman saner foes, Aaron definitely deserves credit for trying to make his murderous actions in this story jive with his normal, all-business demeanor. Though the lengths at which the Penguin is willing to go to carry out petty revenge are a bit ridiculous and entirely unrealistic, they don’t totally contradict the character’s usual modus operandi, which I suppose is somewhat commendable.
    On art, Jason Pearson’s work is likewise a huge step up from the quality of last week’s issue. Pearson brings the right sense of creepiness to the proceedings, and nails every nuance in the above-mentioned brilliant scene. This is a one-shot well worth the cover price – flaws and all – if only because it’s fascinating to see a young writer who hasn’t quite ironed out his craft, but is pretty damn close.

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