DC First Look - BATMAN: PENNYWORTH R.I.P. #1

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1
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DC believes readers are wondering what Batman and Detective Comics will look like without Alfred, and next month's Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 48-page special looks to shed light on the topic and eulogize the beloved supporting character. 

With stories by James Tynion IV and Peter J. Tomasi and art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Chris Burnham, Marcio Takara, Diogenes Neves, Sumit Kumar and David LaFuente, the special celebratess "life, and loss, of one of the most important people in the history of Gotham City, according to the publisher. 

"Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades," read's DC description ... "even through the tragic loss of Bruce Wayne's parents. His death at the hands of Bane is the only event that could possibly compare to that fateful night in Crime Alley, and it leaves Bruce at a similar crossroads. If Alfred was the glue that held the Bat-Family together, how will Batman deal with that all falling apart? And if the Caped Crusader is to be truly alone, he might either hang that cape up once and for all...or double down and carry on with this vengeful quest forever."

“The fabric of Gotham feels like it's been ripped, and nowhere is that more evident than in Batman’s family,” said James Tynion IV in a press release. “This is an emotional gut-punch of an issue, as the family comes together as they struggle with the loss of the man who held each of them up in their darkest hours, and decide what kind of family they have left, now that its heart has been removed.”

“It’s been a privilege to write the Bat family for so many years,” said Peter J. Tomasi, “and an even bigger privilege to be a part of giving Alfred, MY second favorite character in the Batman mythology, a salute to his kick-ass service. I’m proud of this special and the new Detective Comics Annual #3 in giving Alfred Pennyworth more moments to shine.”

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1
Written by James Tynion IV and Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Chris Burnham (Damian), Marcio Takara (Jason), Dioegenes Neves (Tim), Sumit Kumar (Dick) and David LeFuente (Barbara)
Color by Adriano Lucas, Rex Lokus and Nathan Fairbairn
Lettering by Travis Lanham and Tom Napolitano
Cover art by Lee Weeks
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
48 pages @ $4.99

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