"Penguin's Big Score": The Penguin conspires with the Joker in an effort to become the new "top dog" of Gotham's underworld. He publicly renounces crime and seemingly overnight, becomes one of the most philanthropic men in the entire c
Synopsis for "Penguin's Big Score"
The Penguin conspires with the Joker in an effort to become the new "top dog" of Gotham's underworld. He publicly renounces crime and seemingly overnight, becomes one of the most philanthropic men in the entire city. He appears on television talk shows announcing his pledge to help out Gotham's various charity foundations.
He soon learns that the Penguin is secretly robbing institutions owned by Gotham's wealthiest industrialists, thus bankrupting them, and enabling him to take their place as a community leader. Bruce Wayne engineers a trap, baiting the Penguin to break into the Wayne Financial Institution. The Penguin falls for the trap, and Wayne apprehends the Penguin and his goons as Batman. He is unaware of the Joker's involvement in the Penguin's rise and subsequent fall from power.
Appearing in "Penguin's Big Score"
- Clarence (Single appearance)
- Grant (Single appearance)
- Lefty (Single appearance)
- Otto (Single appearance)
- Rocko (Single appearance)
- Stefan (Single appearance)
- Mayor Hill
- Leland Carnegie (Behind the scenes)
- Ross (Single appearance) (On a TV or computer screen)
- Valerie Vapid (Single appearance)
- Batmobile (Cameo)
- This issue is reprinted in Batman Adventures Vol. 1 and DC Classics: The Batman Adventures #1.
- This issue marks the first comic book appearance of the DC Animated Universe and all characters and settings therein.
- This issue includes an editorial by Scott Peterson.
- The Penguin's trait of (mis)using long, complex words in this story stems from the Batman: The Animated Series Writer's Bible. Ironically, this trait rarely - if ever - appeared in the TV series itself.
- Both of the Penguin's definitions for "arteriosclerosis" ("the right to assemble" and "the condition of inserting a large steel rod into the brain through the nose") are wrong; it actually refers to a medical condition where the walls of the arteries thicken and harden.
- DC Animated Universe Recommended Reading
- Adventures in the DC Universe (Volume 1)
- The Batgirl Adventures #1
- Batman Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman Adventures (Volume 2)
- The Batman Adventures: The Lost Years (Volume 1)
- The Batman Adventures: Mad Love
- The Batman and Robin Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman and Superman Adventures: World's Finest
- Batman Beyond (Volume 1)
- Batman Beyond (Volume 2)
- Batman Beyond (Volume 4)
- Batman Beyond Unlimited (Volume 1)
- Batman Beyond Universe (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Adventures (Volume 1)
- Batman: Harley and Ivy (Volume 1)
- Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - The Animated Movie #1
- Gotham Girls (Volume 1)
- Justice League Adventures (Volume 1)
- Justice League Unlimited (Volume 1)
- Superman Adventures (Volume 1)
- Superman & Batman Magazine (Volume 1)