Ahead of its release next month, DC have dropped some information (and tasty preview pages) about their upcoming Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. #1 special, as the tension in the Bat-Family hits breaking point.
“The fabric of Gotham feels like it’s been ripped, and nowhere is that more evident than in Batman’s family,” said writer James Tynion IV. “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,” added Peter J. Tomasi, “and an even bigger privilege to be a part of giving Alfred, MY second favourite 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.”
Here’s the official solicitation info, along with some preview artwork for the 48-page special.
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.
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
[PREVIEW ARTWORK – CLICK TO ENLARGE]