Batgirl Gets It On With The Penguin's Son – He Looks Like Julian Assange With A Monocle

This week, comic book retailers receive the first issue of a new quarterly magazine from DC Comics, Direct Currents. And we've had a sneak peek inside.

Including what Batgirl is up to with tech entrepreneur and son of The Penguin, Ethan Cobblepot in the monthly Batgirl series?

So what do we know about her new beau?

He runs VicForm, a new tech startup in Burnside, an "incubator" corporation aiming to improve local communities through technology. And he sees the Penguin as a deadbeat dad.

Oh and, apparently, he's hot. Though he does look like, well, I put it in the headline. Can Batgirl look past his lineage to hook up?


Direct Currents Magazine #1, available this Wednesday from all comic book shops. Find more of our advance coverage here.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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