Welcome to our speculative stadium, where legends duke it out and winner takes all! All what? No one knows! We’re just here to have fun!
Our matchup this week is between two of the DC Multiverse’s greatest criminal minds-the Penguin and Bruno Mannheim!
Who do you think would win in a fight between these two fierce felons? Would it be the bird loving Gotham kingpin (and star of this week’s Ultra release Batman-One Bad Day: Penguin)? Or the leader of Intergang and frequent foe of Superman! Let us know who you think it would be, below!
I’m not sure I think of Oswald as a brilliant thinker or strategist but maybe that’s because I don’t read all that much Batman solo titles, considering how much DC I’ve read and consumed via animation and live action (which does, by default, include plenty of material on Bruce and Gotham). As for Bruno, I’ve always thought of him as more modern-day comic relief, especially if you compare him to some of the criminal crime bosses that Clark faced in the Silver Age, where sometimes some investigation by Jimmy or Lois was helpful or even necessary for Superman to bring them down.
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I had to go with The Penguin. Aside from everything, he has an array of often deadly trick umbrellas. Not to mention he has taken on Batman, who I think is more of challenge than Superman (not that the Man of Steel is anything to sneeze at).
Here’s the thing – Mannheim is a goon, a henchman at heart. On his own he doesn’t really have a lot of power and authority the way that the Penguin does.
That said, the entity that Mannheim is a henchman for is Darkseid, ruler of Apocalyps, the Devil of Devils, etc., and that gives Mannheim access to a lot of powerful technology and access to the evil New Gods themselves.
So I guess it depends on if Mannheim is on the outs with Darkseid or not – and honestly, if he is, Mannheim is probably going to be horrifically tortured by Darkseid far worse than Penguin could ever pull.