Thursday, February 27, 2020

Comic Book Review: Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1

The death of Alfred Pennyworth is mourned by the whole Bat-Family in this touching 41-page obituary to Bruce Wayne's faithful butler and confidante.

Of course we all know he'll be back. After all, we are reading a comic book. Everybody dies and comes back sometime. Many times, more than once. If you can just try to get past that, Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 has some truly emotional moments as each of the individual heroes that Alfred lended a helping hand to and helped raise tell their own personal tale of how he touched their lives. Along the way, we get some great art from a few different folks.

Alfred Pennyworth served the Wayne family for decades-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 in Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1.

Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 was written by Peter J. Tomasi and James Tynion IV. Artwork was provided by Diogenes Neves, Chris Burnham, Eddy Barrows, Sumit Kumar, David Lafuente, and Marcio Takara. It's rated T for Teen and contains violence, language, and frightening and intense scenes.