By Craig Shaw Gardner
A movie tie-in. In Gotham urban, big-time crime and Batman by no means sleep, yet at the present time a brand new evil is born within the guise of a ugly, comedian determine with an umbrella-full of savage methods. He's the Penguin, and he has an best friend - a graceful, mysterious being with 9 methods of evading dying. She's Catwoman.
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Batman Returns by Craig Shaw Gardner