PENGUIN

THE PENGUIN 

A Canadian crime fighter and counterspy created by Adrian Dingle after going to Bell Features. The Penguin debuted in WOW issue 15 in 1943. He was a debonair crime fighter who worn a bird-like mask, white tie and tails. One of Dingle’s devises was to conceal the Penguin’s real identity from the reader. In another break from comic tradition Dingle had the Penguin unmasked by a criminal master spy Kugar (WOW issue 16) or ally (WOW issue 18).

When Bell converted to colour, Dingle changed the Penguin’s name to Blue Raven.

MEDIUM:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover:

Front: Illus., Adrian Dingle. WOW Comics, 19, no date.

Content:

Serial:

“The Penguin.” Car., Adrian Dingle. WOW Comics, no date.
“Holy Smokes That’s The Penguin — That Was.” 19: 1-8.

“The Penguin and the Mystery of the Piano Playing Corpse: Pt. 1.” 22: 1-7.

“The Penguin and the Case of High Grade Murder.” 24: 1-7.

“The Penguin’s Double Trouble: Pt. 2.” 27: 1-8.

“The Penguin: Pt. 1.” 28: 1-7.

“The Penguin: Pt. 2.” 29.: 6-12.

SOURCE:

Book text:

“The Penguin (Canada).” Peter Harris. The World Encyclopedia of Comic., Ed., Maurice Horn. Chelsea House Publishers, 1976: 546.

Newspaper:

“Whatever Happened to …?” Writ., Peter Harris. Globe and Mail, 23 October 1982: Fanfare 7.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON P\PENGUIN, Active Comics, 11, 28.jpg Introduction to Penguin. Car., Adrian Dingle. Active Comics, 11: 27.

PENGUIN, WOW Comics 24, 7 “The Penguin and a Case of High Grade Murder.” Car., A. Dingle. WOW Comics, 24: 7.