Batman’s Faithful Butler Alfred Takes The Spotlight In This New “All-Ages” Graphic Novel

Batman’s faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth is getting his own story in the upcoming “all ages” graphic novel ‘Young Alfred: Pain In The Butler’ which is rated for teens. The story takes a look at Alfred’s childhood and training for becoming a gentlemen’s gentleman.

“Everyone has to start somewhere—even the MVP of DC Universe. No, I don’t mean Superman, Wonder Woman or Batman. They’re amazing, of course, but I’m talking about Alfred Pennyworth, butler extraordinaire, caring father figure and star of the new graphic novel Young Alfred: Pain in the Butler,” DC Comics said on their website.

They continued, “Young Alfred, an all-ages graphic novel by Michael Northrop (Dear Justice League) and Sam Lotfi, takes us across the years to tell two enchanting stories of past and present Pennyworth. Before Alfred raised young Bruce Wayne, he was a boy himself who made the long journey to Gotham City to study how to be the best butler he can be. This charming book is a reminder that heroes, even fictional ones, can still fail. They’re people just like us who repeatedly mess up, learn and grow in order to reach their full potential.”

The Wayne Manor butler first appeared as Alfred Beagle in the 1944 issue of Batman #16 created by Bob Kane and Don Cameron. He would be reformed as Alfred Pennyworth by Batman Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson.

You can take a look at the cover here:

DC Comics describes the synopsis as follows,

“When Alfred attends Gotham Servants School, he is a clumsy and nervous boy going to fulfill his father’s last wish-he will become…a butler. But when he suspects that his new school may be involved in a criminal plot, Alfred must look within himself to see if he has what it takes to be not only a butler, but a hero.”

The book will be released in digital and print editions. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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