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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: If you were the current writer of a Batman book, what would you do with the Penguin ?
Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 01:15:32 pm EDT (Viewed 200 times)

What are your ideas on the topic ?

Do you like him or do you hate him ?

What do you think of his current portrayal ?

Should he be a freak of nature (the Batman Returns version) ?

If the answer is yes, do you think that he should have hands with five fingers or not ?

Do you like Tim Sale & Jeph Loeb's version, for example ?
(Combination of all the previous portrayals + Tim Burton's "flippers with 3 fingers" + little sharp teeth were added)

Or Eduardo Risso's version ?
(Combination of all the previous portrayals with 5 normal fingers + little sharp teeth were still added)

Or variants : for example, Tony Daniel or Philip Tan ?

On the contrary, should he look like Bob Kane's version ?

Should he be a mob boss ? and still the owner of the Iceberg Lounge ?

Do you like him or do you hate him ?

Would you ignore him (he would never appear in your book) ?

Would you even kill him (the "last" Penguin's crime) ?

On the contrary, would you keep him and change things about him ? what would they be ?

What do you think would make him an interesting villain ?

Could he be portrayed as a very smart villain (a "Napoleon" of crime, for example) ?

Should he deserve a better portrayal ?

Do you think that he is outdated ?

Et cetera.

Please, give me your thoughts about this character who has been one of Batman's most famous archcriminals since the Golden Age.

PS :
By the way, it has never been explained why the Penguin had flippers with 3 fingers in Dark Victory (like in Batman Returns) and 5 normal fingers in most other stories.
Should it be explained ?
For example, could he have had some help in the past from the Crime Doctor or from Thomas Elliot ?

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