Friday, September 17, 2010

Mr. Cobblepot

The Penguin is probably DC's most under-rated character. Whenever I see him in a comic, he's almost treated with disdain by the artist, as if they can't wait to finish the drawing and move on to the next character. It's too bad they don't see the potential that Burgess Meredith and Danny DeVito did. What other villain could stand up to the dark knight in a debate?

I see him as a gentlemen monster. Someone who might walk off the Titanic, but would also be at home on the iceberg.

1 comment:

de aap said...

Yeah, you're right: Penguin is underrated.

I really liked the way Eduardo Risso and Brian Azzarello pictured him in Batman Broken City. And the version from Batman the Animated Series is awesome. (Do you know the storyboards by Ronnie Del Carmen from the episode "Birds of a Feather" that are featured in the amazing book Batman: Animated? They are amazing.)

Love your blog, thanks for sharing!