Fox has just released yet another exciting chapter of Gotham Stories, which bears a rather straightforward title in “Mr. Freeze Targets Penguin.” As you have no doubt gathered, it delivers what it promises.
Featuring the voice talents of Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin), Camren Bicondova (Selina Kyle/Cat), Nathan Darrow (Victor Fries), Ben McKenzie (Jim Gordon) and Donal Logue (Harvey Bullock), this episode is the second of five motion comics that intends to bridge the gap between the first half of Season Two, “Rise of the Villains,” and the second half, “Wrath of the Villains.”
In this particular episode, which picks up right where last week’s left off, Mr. Freeze (whom you can get a new look at here) wastes absolutely no time making his frosty, lethal presence known. And while we may not know what caused his vendetta against Penguin, Freeze gives the impression that someone may have hired him. After all, Gotham City is a rather complicated place to live in, right?
Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on whom you may ask – Mr. Freeze does not shout the following before getting down to business: “What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!” Hey, Batman & Robin was a timeless classic.
Also of note: Selina Kyle makes an appearance and shows off her acrobatic skills as Matt Haley’s artwork is impressively brought to life. Will her actions – or lack thereof – bring dire consequences in the near future? Only time will tell.
Gotham returns with new episodes on Monday, February 29 on Fox. In addition to Mr. Freeze, expect to see the likes of Hugo Strange and Matches Malone during the next stretch of episodes.