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 tradition Dingle had the Penguin unmasked by a criminal master spy Kugar (WOW issue 16).

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



Content serial:

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

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

24: “Case of High Grade Murder.” 1-7.

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

28: “The Penguin: Pt. 1.” 1-7.

29: “The Penguin: Pt. 2.” 6-12.

Cover front:

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


Article book:

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

Article newspaper:

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


C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON P\PENGUIN, Active Comics, 11, 28.jpgIntroduction 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.