Review: The Penguin #0 - The Batman Universe
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Review: The Penguin #0 – The Batman Universe

Overview: In Penguin #0, Catwoman is roped into helping Executor, the keeper of the last will of Oswald Cobblepot, locate his long-lost children. What she finds is a trail of death leading to an unlikely source.


Written by: Chip Zdarsky
Art by: Belen Ortega
Colors by: Luis Guerrero
Letters by: Clayton Cowles


Editor’s Note: The Penguin #0 collects and reprint the backup stories in Batman #125-127. It is a prelude to the upcoming Penguin series.
Synopsis (spoilers ahead):

We begin in the Iceberg Lounge. After the death of the Penguin, Oswald Cobblepot, at the hand of the Batman, a power struggle for control of the Lounge has begun. Catwoman (Selina Kyle) tries to protect the workers as a gang war is about to erupt.

Before anything major happens, the Underbroker arrives with his new toy called the Executor: a giant metal machine dressed in a suit. Executor handles the will for “special clients” like the Penguin. He tells the crowd the will is to be read in seven days, beating one of the thugs to get his point across.

Later that evening, the Executor knocks on Selina Kyle’s door. The robot has figured out she is Catwoman and needs her help. He explains that he needs to contact the people that are requested to be at the reading of the will, a difficult task given that he is not from the same world as Oswald. Catwoman protests until she is offered $500K.

The 10 people she needs to locate turn out to be Oswald’s children. We catch back up with Selena as she locates the tenth and final kid, as the other nine have been murdered. She catches this one in progress. She fails to save the boy or catch the killer.

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