March 22, 2008

KOOL, The Advertising Icon Character That Inspired BOB KANE To Create The Penguin.

A friend to the Bat-Blog recently sent us these 2 photos showing the KOOL CIGARETTES PENGUIN ( Advertising Icon ) & the Batman Comic Book PENGUIN Villain. This Vintage Advertising Character is well known for being the inspiration to Bob Kane for creating the Penguin. If you look at the 2 pics you can see the resemblance. Thanks for sending us the pictures & readers, be sure to send your interesting Bat-photos today!

1 comment:

Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author of "Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman" said...

Hi,
Just discovered your blog. By most accounts, Bill Finger created the Penguin. A few that claim this are a Jerry Robinson interview at http://www.tcj.com/271/i_robinson.html and an interview with Bill's son that ran in "Alter Ego-The Comic Book Artist Collection," and even an interview with Kane himself in 1989's "Comics Interview Super Special: Batman—Real Origins of the Dark Knight."

Best,
Marc