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Alfred's pre-Gotham spy past revealed! Based on the television series, this comic details the Cold War-era adventures of the man who would become Batman's most trusted ally. Spanning the years between the hit TV show and today, Pennyworth tells the continuing adventures of Alfred Pennyworth as an MI6 counterintelligence agent--this time in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. When Al Alfred's pre-Gotham spy past revealed! Based on the television series, this comic details the Cold War-era adventures of the man who would become Batman's most trusted ally. Spanning the years between the hit TV show and today, Pennyworth tells the continuing adventures of Alfred Pennyworth as an MI6 counterintelligence agent--this time in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. When Alfred and his partner receive intelligence that nuclear weapons are being manufactured near the Arctic Circle, they're off to infiltrate the remote military base to learn more. But things don't go exactly as planned, and the ramifications of this mission may be more far-reaching than anyone could have guessed, as our present-day butler gets dragged back into his past... As Alfred discovers threats more terrifying than anything he's ever faced he realizes that in the end, he may prefer violence and danger to that most famous of all foes: a broken heart. This volume collects Pennyworth #1-7.


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Alfred's pre-Gotham spy past revealed! Based on the television series, this comic details the Cold War-era adventures of the man who would become Batman's most trusted ally. Spanning the years between the hit TV show and today, Pennyworth tells the continuing adventures of Alfred Pennyworth as an MI6 counterintelligence agent--this time in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. When Al Alfred's pre-Gotham spy past revealed! Based on the television series, this comic details the Cold War-era adventures of the man who would become Batman's most trusted ally. Spanning the years between the hit TV show and today, Pennyworth tells the continuing adventures of Alfred Pennyworth as an MI6 counterintelligence agent--this time in Cold War-era Soviet Russia. When Alfred and his partner receive intelligence that nuclear weapons are being manufactured near the Arctic Circle, they're off to infiltrate the remote military base to learn more. But things don't go exactly as planned, and the ramifications of this mission may be more far-reaching than anyone could have guessed, as our present-day butler gets dragged back into his past... As Alfred discovers threats more terrifying than anything he's ever faced he realizes that in the end, he may prefer violence and danger to that most famous of all foes: a broken heart. This volume collects Pennyworth #1-7.

31 review for Pennyworth Volume 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    I'm as surprised as you will be to hear that the Pennyworth TV show is actually pretty damn good. It's nothing like what you'd expect, but it's a sweeping story full of eclectic and eccentric characters that you'll have a hard time disliking. Plus it has Paloma Faith murdering people which is always a joy to see. This tie-in comic however is a bit more spy thriller and a bit less whatever magic the TV show has captured for the last two seasons on TV. As a result, it loses a little bit of the shin I'm as surprised as you will be to hear that the Pennyworth TV show is actually pretty damn good. It's nothing like what you'd expect, but it's a sweeping story full of eclectic and eccentric characters that you'll have a hard time disliking. Plus it has Paloma Faith murdering people which is always a joy to see. This tie-in comic however is a bit more spy thriller and a bit less whatever magic the TV show has captured for the last two seasons on TV. As a result, it loses a little bit of the shine, and becomes a middle of the road comic book. It's fine, but I doubt it's going to entice anyone to watch the show, nor give them an accurate portrayal of what to expect. Also, it dithers, which is never a good sign. I know Alfred's English, but he's not a ditherer, and this series takes seven issues to tell a story that you could probably have covered in three. There's a framing sequence that moves along at a glacial pace in each issue, and I'm sure we spend more time recapping what happened last time than actually progressing during the actual story. It's like watching a filler arc of an anime at times, and I did find myself saying "Will you get to the bloody point?" Juan Gedeon's artwork is also serviceable, but nowhere near as good as I've seen it before. Maybe it's because he doesn't have a lot to work with, and there's only so many bland container ships he can draw without falling asleep. There are worse comics out there, for sure, but this one does itself a disservice by not living up to the source material. If you want a good reason to watch Pennyworth, then hopefully my word is enough, because this comic is likely not going to be it on its own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    bl4ckadamx

    Im Auftrag Ihrer Majestät Inhalt: Autor Scott Wilson verknüpft in "Pennyworth" drei Zeitebenen miteinander. In der fernen Vergangenheit bekommt der junge Alfred nicht nur das Butlerdasein, sondern insgeheim auch Agententechniken gelehrt. Der Vater arbeitet im Haushalt der Penroses, deren Familienoberhaupt zugleich britischer Finanzminister ist. Hier bekommt der Teenager seine künftige Karriere bereits in die Wiege gelegt. In der nicht ganz so fernen Vergangenheit jagen Alfred und Shirley (Tochter Im Auftrag Ihrer Majestät Inhalt: Autor Scott Wilson verknüpft in "Pennyworth" drei Zeitebenen miteinander. In der fernen Vergangenheit bekommt der junge Alfred nicht nur das Butlerdasein, sondern insgeheim auch Agententechniken gelehrt. Der Vater arbeitet im Haushalt der Penroses, deren Familienoberhaupt zugleich britischer Finanzminister ist. Hier bekommt der Teenager seine künftige Karriere bereits in die Wiege gelegt. In der nicht ganz so fernen Vergangenheit jagen Alfred und Shirley (Tochter von Mr. Penrose und ebenfalls MI6-Agentin) den sowjetischen Wissenschaftler Dr. Sobieski und entdecken dabei ein finsteres Experiment, welches aus Menschen unnachgiebige Kampfmaschinen macht, die aus ihren Armen Waffen formen können. Doch dies soll für Alfred nicht das einzige düstere Geheimnis sein, welches sich lüftet...In der Gegenwart wird Bruce Waynes Butler entführt und sieht sich plötzlich nicht nur mit Personen aus der Vergangenheit, sondern auch noch mit KGBeast konfrontiert... Bewertung: "Pennyworth" ist Agenten-Thriller und gleichzeitig Lebensgeschichte. Für den Leser dürfte es äußerst spannend sein zu sehen, was Alfred vor seiner bekannten Anstellung bei Bruce Wayne gemacht hat. MI6-Agent passt äußerst gut zum zähen und mutigen Butler, den wir alle zur Genüge kennen. Auch als Agent tritt er überzeugt, einfallsreich und geschickt auf. Das trifft auch auf seine Kollegin und große Liebe Shirley zu. Es war angenehm zu beschauen, wie der sonst häufig einsame Alfred im Duett auftritt und Glück ausstrahlt. Die Jugend mit Pennyworth Senior im Haus der Penroses ist eine tolle Idee und lässt einen noch besser begreifen, wie der Protagonist zu dem allzeit bereiten Butler geworden ist. Was mir persönlich weniger gefallen hat, war die Auswahl der Antagonisten. Vielleicht schafft die "Pennworth"-Serie hier Abhilfe, aber im Comic sind alle Schurken langweilig geblieben. Der Millionste böse Sowjetwissenschaftler ist nicht gerade einfallsreich und KGBeast wurde am Ende nur eingefügt um Batman-Fans Futter zu geben. Bitte nicht falsch verstehen: Ich habe mich gefreut KGBeast wieder zu sehen, aber eingegriffen ins Geschehen hat er leider (fast) gar nicht. Vielleicht auch besser so, denn das Ende war wirklich nicht gut. Alles ging schnell und abrupt der Ziellinie entgegen und vorherige Handlungsstränge wurden quasi recycelt. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen. Was mir schon wieder deutlich mehr zusagte war der Zeichenstil. Der hat gut zum Geschehen gepasst. Zum Einen das etwas fröhlichere bunte Design in den Jugendjahren und zum Anderen das finstere realistischere Antlitz in der Gegenwart. In allen Zeitebenen macht Alfred eine gute Figur und die Bilder transferieren die Stimmung ansprechend. Fazit:Agenten-Thriller, der stark startet, aber leider schwach endet. Gesamt: 3/5

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mike Jozic

    Starts strong then kind of stumbles over the finish line. There's a lot to like here but there is also a tricky balance that Wilson and Gedeon are trying to pull off, resonating with the Alfred of the PENNYWORTH television series yet keeping it anchored in the DC Batman universe, that I don't think they fully succeed at. Still, it's entertaining and inventive and I am 100% down if DC and the creative team want to give us more adventures with Alfred in this vein. Starts strong then kind of stumbles over the finish line. There's a lot to like here but there is also a tricky balance that Wilson and Gedeon are trying to pull off, resonating with the Alfred of the PENNYWORTH television series yet keeping it anchored in the DC Batman universe, that I don't think they fully succeed at. Still, it's entertaining and inventive and I am 100% down if DC and the creative team want to give us more adventures with Alfred in this vein.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sarospice

    If you're a fan of the show, this ain't that. I question if this writer has even seen the show. But as an Alfred Pennyworth tale there are some fun notes between the terrible art. In the same way the current Joker series is really a James Gordon story, you feel like they're trying to hide something when it might have been just as good on it's own. If you're a fan of the show, this ain't that. I question if this writer has even seen the show. But as an Alfred Pennyworth tale there are some fun notes between the terrible art. In the same way the current Joker series is really a James Gordon story, you feel like they're trying to hide something when it might have been just as good on it's own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  6. 4 out of 5

    Max

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kirk Weber

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dena Burnett

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Scatena

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bob Erlenback

  11. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

  12. 4 out of 5

    Roman

  13. 4 out of 5

    Böwer

  14. 5 out of 5

    Walid

  15. 5 out of 5

    the lateadopter

  16. 4 out of 5

    Roman Stadtler

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nick Zambrano

  18. 4 out of 5

    Katrin Aust

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tim

  20. 4 out of 5

    Azzouz

  21. 5 out of 5

    Brian

  22. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ruta S.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Connor

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sean

  26. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brian

  28. 5 out of 5

    Philip Cosand

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  30. 5 out of 5

    Donavon

  31. 5 out of 5

    Nick Gottschall

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