Can the Penguin have finally found love? Despite his harsh childhood and his brutal leanings, Oswald Cobblepot has a new raison d’etre in the feminine form of a potential soulmate – but the balance between his courtship and his life of crime is undermining his bid for power in Gotham City. The penultimate issue of the critically acclaimed series from bestselling novelist Gregg Hurwitz and artist Szymon Kudranski, PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREDJUDICE #4 goes on sale tomorrow. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
In the wild, when penguins mate, they stay together for life. One of the few monogamous animals, penguins are exemplary models of the idea of soulmates.
In the first issue of PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE, you read the beginning of Oswald Cobblepot’s origin story. And if you thought that was dark, just wait until you read issue #2. PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #2 lifts the curtain on Oswald’s disturbed childhood even higher, revealing the root of his evil. Through the issue’s fragmented parallel stories, see young Oswald discover his thirst for blood and witness how he sheds it on the streets of contemporary Gotham.
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Whether hero or villain, everyone has an origin story. In PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1, novelist Gregg Hurwitz and artist Szymon Kudranski examine the painful past of one of Batman’s most iconic adversaries. In a story that is divided between flashbacks of a dark and troubled youth and an insider’s look into the criminal underbelly of Gotham City, learn what provoked and inspired Oswald Cobblepot to become the infamous Penguin.
This October, two new mini-series will be joining the BATMAN family. This afternoon, NEWSARAMA announced THE HUNTRESS #1 and COMIC BOOK RESOURCES announced PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1. Below, take a look at the solicitation text and be sure to head over to NEWSARAMA and COMIC BOOK RESOURCES to see cover art and to read their full coverage. THE HUNTRESS #1