Real Name: Bruce Baron (possibly - see comments)
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: None known
Enemies: The Luger
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: Blue Raven (U.S name)
Base of Operations: Canada
First Appearance: Wow Comics #15 (Bell Features, 1943)
Powers/Abilities: Superb fighter. Detective.
History: A Canadian crimefighter and superspy, the Penguin wore a bird-like mask, white tie and tails as his costume. His identity was never revealed to the readers (but see notes), and although his foes regularly unmasked him, none of them ever lived long enough to reveal his name.
Comments: Created by Adrian Dingle. The Penguin was renamed The Blue Raven when Bell Features attempted to break into the U.S. market, so as to avoid legal battles with National Periodical Publications, who published Batman.
Thanks to Mack Murdock for sending me the image of the Penguin being unmasked. Mack also informed me of the Penguin's true (?) identity - "In WOW comics #30, The Penguin was revealed as Bruce Baron, a affluent neo-socialite. While fans believed this to be another of Dingle's red herrings, the series ended before it could be fully determined whether or not it was true."
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Penguin, avian foe of Batman
Penguin Kid, U.S.hero
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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