The Death of Alfred Pennyworth – is it All Batman’s Fault? (Batman #79 Spoilers)

Today, in the utterly gorgeous Batman #79 by Tom King, Clay Mann, Seth Mann, Tomeu Morey and Clayton Cowles, we get a resolution on whether Batman or Catwoman met on the street or the boat. It’s been quite a matter of contention in the series, reflecting both origins of Catwoman, from the forties and from the eighties.

The Death of Alfred Pennyworth - is it All Batman's Fault? (Batman #79 Spoilers)

But it is also revealed that these issues, on the beach, and well away from any City Of Bane, have been taking place before the previous issues. You know, the ones in which Damian Wayne went into the Bane-fied Gotham headstrong…

On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics

…despite warnings…

On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics

…took on his dimensional grandfather Batman…

On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics

and paid the price.

On Keeping Alfred Pennyworth Dead at DC Comics

But in today’s Batman #79, we discovered it wasn’t quite such a headstrong decision afterall.

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Did Bruce Wayne get Alfred Pennyworth killed at the hands of Bane? Just how safe was Alfred? Or was it all a trick? We were told not… but were we told wrong?

Batman #79 is published today – or last night at midnight f your store was participating in the JJ Abrams’ Spider-Man #1 midnight release,

BATMAN #79
(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (CA) Tony S. Daniel
In the concluding chapter of the two-part “City of Bane” interlude, Batman and Catwoman pull a job to stop Bane’s supply ship from smuggling dangerous cargo into Gotham City. It’ll send a message back to the big guy that his reign of terror is soon to be over…but what does it also signal for the future of Bruce and Selina?In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

More to come…

 

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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