The Penguin makes his first appearance since the New Look begins, with a story by Herron, Moldoff and Giella, in Batman 169 (Feb. 65).
This story was adapted, very closely, in the Batman tv series. The Penguin is all ready for a new crime spree, but cannot think of what to steal. He grabs Batman’s attention with a free giveaway of umbrellas, which all go haywire.
He sends Batman a multi-coloured umbrella, with a bug in it, and listens as Batman tries to figure out what crime it might be a clue to. In this story, Batman and Robin settle on a jeweled meteorite. In the tv show, the meteor is mentioned, but dismissed.
So the conclusion plays out a little differently. That’s ok. The jet umbrella that the Penguin tries to flee on would not have looked very good with the budget of the tv show.