Unmasked: The Joker Saves the World from Covid in Danny DeVito’s Batman Story | Comics and graphic novels

Batman’s least scary enemy penguin, who is usually seen planning the theft of Gotham City’s most expensive jewels, has a somewhat less sinister plan up his sleeve in his recent outing: He’s out to vaccinate the world.

Danny DeVito as the Penguin in Batman Returns.
Danny DeVito as the Penguin in Batman Returns. Photo: Alamy / Allstar

The recent story of the feathered supervillain was invented by actor Danny DeVito, who played the character in the 1992 film Batman Returns. In collaboration with artist Dan Mora, DeVito has written the story Bird Cat Love for an anthology honoring Batman’s enemies, Gotham City Villains, released Tuesday by DC Comics to celebrate the 80th anniversary year of the character’s creation.

However, instead of portraying the penguin up to his usual tricks, DeVito gets him to steal all the world’s vaccines from the pharmaceutical companies that hoard them, according to an early report from the comics site Bleeding Cool News – and then forcibly vaccinate everyone on the planet. The story, which also focuses on the romance between the penguin and the catwoman, his infatuation with Batman Returns, ends with Batman and his allies reading a newspaper with the headline “Bird and Cat Vanquish Virus”. “Since they inoculated the planet and put an end to the pandemic, they’ve been terribly quiet,” Batman ponders.

“At first I was a little hesitant to make the comic, but then I came to the conclusion that I have always been a big fan of Michelle Pfeiffers, and the penguin obviously likes Catwoman. So I figured I would put the two together, and then it was also in the middle of the pandemic that we were still struggling with. “I thought it would be good if Penguin had a little bit of Robin Hood in him,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“That’s what Oswald wants: Get everyone vaccinated and give science a chance to get ahead of this. Things are mutating, and if we do not give the vaccine to people all over the world, it will continue to mutate.”

DeVito told Forbes that he had checked with Pfeiffer, who played Catwoman in the 1992 film, that she was glad he wrote the romance between their two characters. “I called Michelle and told her I did. I said ‘Look, it’s like my imagination and it’s my dream come true to have an incredible romance with such a beautiful woman. Oswald, I’m talking about, and Selina. ‘ She was very excited to hear about it, “he said. The penguin’s real name is Oswald Cobblepot, while Catwoman is Selina Kyle.

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