Following up on his shocking and surely permanent death in Batman #77, Alfred Pennyworth is getting his own one-shot comic book from DC Comics, though it still has Batman’s name billed first in the title. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. will be written by James Tynion IV and Peter Tomasi with art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and more. And though celebrating the life of Alfred, it seems the issue will focus on the repercussions of his death, exploring how it affects Batman and his quest to brutally beat mentally ill criminals in the streets of Gotham while dressed like a bat.
Check out the press release below. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. hits stores on February 12th.
BURBANK, CA (November 12, 2019) – In issue #77 of Batman, the unthinkable happened.
Readers everywhere were stunned to see Alfred Pennyworth—the faithful butler to not only Batman, but all the Bat-Family—meet a brutal end at the hands of Bane.
Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades—even through the terrible loss of the Dark Knight’s parents. His shocking 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.
Co-written by James Tynion IV (Justice League, Justice League Dark, Detective Comics) and Peter J. Tomasi (Detective Comics, Adventures of the Super Sons, Batman and Robin) with art by Eddy Barrows (Freedom Fighters), Eber Ferreira (Blackest Night, Wonder Woman), and others, Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. celebrates the life of one of the most important people in the history of Gotham City, while also addressing questions about what’s next.
This 48-page Prestige Format one-shot goes on sale at comic book stores and participating online retailers February 12, 2020. For the latest information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the DC website at www.dccomics.com, the DC YouTube channel, or follow @DC Comics and @TheDCNation on social media.