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    Default What Has DC Comics Done To Alfred?

    Here's a preview, courtesy of DC BFF BuzzFeed, of Batman #14. Feel free to read.

    Unless you really, really like Alfred...


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    Eh, Grant basically did the same thing in RIP. Going after Alfred seems to be the quickest way for a writer to show that Batman is facing a threat MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Comet View Post
    Eh, Grant basically did the same thing in RIP. Going after Alfred seems to be the quickest way for a writer to show that Batman is facing a threat MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE!
    Well it true. Alfred his basically his father or gurdain for most of his life.

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    The first cover shown here is pretty uninspiring. Why is Thor's hammer on that cover? I like the nod to Frank Zappa on the second cover shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Comet View Post
    Eh, Grant basically did the same thing in RIP. Going after Alfred seems to be the quickest way for a writer to show that Batman is facing a threat MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE!
    You are aware the whole story is about Joker going after Batman's affiliations, yes?

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    I honestly don't think he's dead(crippled or in a coma maybe), but I'll definitely be pissed if he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Comet View Post
    Eh, Grant basically did the same thing in RIP. Going after Alfred seems to be the quickest way for a writer to show that Batman is facing a threat MORE DANGEROUS THAN EVER BEFORE!
    Have to agree. And one of two things can happen: they kill him, until they bring him back or retcon things again; or he escapes harm.

    Batman is my favorite comics character (well I mean, aside from the Flaming Carrot, I guess), but I think after around 75 years of continuously publishing stories about him, maybe the well is starting to run dry.

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    Maybe Joker cut Alfred's face off?

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    I'm still wondering if that's the real Joker or someone masquerading as the Joker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphmathieu View Post
    Why is Thor's hammer on that cover? .
    because many of DC's designs are uninspired, that should be a flippin' mallet not...

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