DC Comics Preview: PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #5
Published: February 5, 2012 - 9:42am
Last week, DC Entertainment announced that acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz will be taking over as the series writer for BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, beginning with issue #10 in June. But in the meantime, don’t miss the miniseries Hurwitz is currently writing, PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE.
In PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE, readers were introduced to a new side of Oswald Cobblepot, one of the most notorious and treacherous members in Batman’s gallery of rogues. In the miniseries’ epic finale, it’ll be up to The Dark Knight to save the children of Gotham City. But will he be able to put a stop to Penguin’s plan for revenge before it’s too late?
“Living with Oswald Cobblepot for five months—you’d think it’d be an unappealing proposition,” Hurwitz exclusively told THE SOURCE. “But it was the most fun I’ve had in comics. I hope you enjoyed my and Szymon’s dark little tale of the dark little man. I can promise you this: it’s about to get even darker, so buckle up!”
“Gregg’s story was a perfect match for my art. He had very clear and detailed visions for each panel,” continued series artist Szymon Kudranski. “There doesn’t necessarily need to be dialogue or narration in every scene/panel. Artwork should speak for itself and I hope that showed in this miniseries. Sometimes silent panels have bigger impacts and can replace 1000 words. Mostly, I try to operate with shadows and catch the mood. My biggest challenge was to draw Penguin as a child – how to make him scary without gore and blood, but also in a way that would make him sympathetic at the same time. I was also very happy with John Kalisz on board as the series’ colorist. It’s not easy to color my art but John always found the perfect colors to not ‘destroy’ the greyscaled art. His palette for Penguin is exactly how I envisioned it.”
Pick up PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE #5 when it hits stores next Wednesday.