Back in 1992, Danny DeVito co-starred in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns as Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a The Penguin. Now, nearly three decades later, DeVito is revisiting The Penguin by writing a new story.
Via Newsarama, DeVito is contributing a Penguin short story to Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1. This special commemorates the 80th anniversary of Batman’s rogue’s gallery. And while not all of the villains have been around for eight decades, The Penguin actually does date back to Detective Comics #48 in 1941.
Detective Comics artist Dan Mora will collaborate with DeVito on the Penguin story. Some of the other creators also featured include writers G. Willow Wilson, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Stephanie Phillips, Dan Watters, and Mairghread Scott; alongside artists Emma Rios, Riccardo Federici, Max Raynor, Max Fiumara, Skylar Patridge, Ariela Kristantina, Khary Randolph, Jill Thompson, Christian Ward, Gabriel Walta. Wes Craig is also writing and drawing his contribution to the book.
Lee Bermejo’s cover for the issue can be also seen below.
Additionally, Batman editor Paul Kaminski acknowledged the news on Twitter.
Oh good, i can talk about this now!
This has been one of the coolest experiences of my life and I’m super excited for everyone to read https://t.co/5bvSXcCTEh
— Paul Kaminski (@Paul_Kaminski) August 13, 2021
Mora also provided a glimpse of his art from the story.
in a new short Penguin story for Batman villain’s 80th anniversary.
I’m super excited for everyone to read it.
— Dan Mora (@Danmora_c) August 13, 2021
Gotham City Villains Anniversary Giant #1 will hit comic book stores on November 30.
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