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DC Comics Unveils a Sexy Fact about The Penguin’s Backstory

Batman 125 DC Comics The Penguin backstory | Agents of Fandom
Credit: DC Comics (Chip Zdarsky/Belen Ortega)

Suppose you have paid any attention to Batman's Rogues Gallery for any time, you are familiar with The Penguin. Batman is enjoying a renaissance of types (thank you, Matt Reeves), some of those relics are getting more ink lately.

Now, you may think you know something about The Penguin, but this may surprise you. DC Comics recently revealed one thing you definitely did not know about Ozzy in Batman #125. The Penguin obviously has a strong relationship with the makers of the blue sexy-time pills because dude has 10 kids!

We know, right?!

Ever since 1941 when Bob Kane and Bill Finger created Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, comic fans have presumed we know just about all there is to know about the guy. He's squatty, has a stupid laugh, has several seedy friends in Gotham, and waddles because he's fat…eh, broke his ankles.

However, extolled geek scribe Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil, Howard the Duck, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man) wasn't happy with those boring details. So, he decided a horny Penguin makes a more sinister one. Read Batman #125 here.

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Batman 125 Credit DC Comics Chip Zdarsky writerJorge Jimenez illustrator

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If you fancy the new stories about Batman, you will be familiar with a few other baddies like The Executor pictured up there above having words with Selina Kyle (Catwoman) about The Penguin's litter back in his igloo. Ten kids?! Is that how he stays warm during the winter?

There they are, going over details in The Penguin's will but The Executor needs help finding 10 individuals who called Captain Waddle “Daddy.” He offers $500K for the job. At first, she turns him down because this economic climate isn't affecting her much. But, maybe looking at her gas bill, she takes the check.

Now, the Penguin is a different villain because he can't kick bat ass, and he's also not the mad genius like The Joker. For Oswald Cobblepot, it's all about power and influence. The sectional picture is from the Forever Evil storyline written by Geoff Johns. There, Oswald becomes Mayor of Gotham.

Since it seems he was voted out of office, The Penguin tries to gain influence in another way–or, more like, 10 different ways. Yeech!

No telling what will happen during Catwoman's search for Penguin spawn, so take note and read Batman #126. As for 125, it's on sale now at DCComics.com. Enjoy.

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