(2020)

DC, 2020 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.99 USD; 25.99 CAD
Pages
252
On-sale Date
2020-03-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
ISBN
978-1-4012-9894-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781401298944 51999
Editing
Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions); Robin Wildman (editor - collected edition); Alex Galer (editor - collected edition)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
trade paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects stories from:
Batman (DC, 1940 series) #16, 31
Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #83, 356, 501-502, 806-807
The Untold Legend of the Batman (DC, 1980 series) #2
Batman Annual (DC, 1961 series) #13
Batman: Shadow of the Bat (DC, 1992 series) #31
Batman: Gotham Knights (DC, 2000 series) #42
Batman: Gotham Adventures (DC, 1998 series) #16
Batman Eternal (DC, 2014 series) #31
Batman Annual (DC, 2017 series) #1, 3


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Smith
Inks
Terry Beatty
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Tim Drake]

Indexer Notes

Collection title logo with illustration from the cover of Batman: Gotham Adventures #16.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joker; Poison Ivy; Penguin; Killer Moth; Riddler; Two-Face; Scarecrow; Ra's Al Ghul

Indexer Notes

Table of Contents, includes illustration from The Untold Legend of the Batman #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox

Indexer Notes

Indicia and publisher information, includes illustration from the cover of Detective Comics #501.

Here Comes Alfred! (Table of Contents: 4)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth (introduction); Jarvis Pennyworth (Alfred's father who was a butler for Thomas Wayne, mention only); The Duke of Dorian [aka Gaston LeDuc]; Manuel Stiletti (villain, international crook, introduction); Pablo (villain); Tomas (villain)
Synopsis
Things get very complicated when an English butler, named Alfred, suddenly shows up on the doorstep of Wayne Manor and announces that he is there to attend to their needs in order to fulfill a promise that he made to the original butler for the Wayne family. Then he discovers accidentally that his new masters are in reality Batman and Robin!
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Keywords
Bat-Signal; Batmobile; Batplane; Gotham City; Gotham Globe

Accidentally on Purpose! (Table of Contents: 5)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Jack Burnley [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Henry Corliss (jewelry store owner); John Kling (stockbroker); Dr. Goodwin (villain); Biff Bannon [also called Biff Bannister] (villain, gang boss)
Synopsis
Endeavoring to lose some weight, Alfred goes on an exercise program at an out of the way place in the country. While he is gone, the Caped Crusaders face an evil doctor, who uses a certain potion that allows him to control the actions of people and, in the end, are saved by a mysterious "thin man" who knows their secret identities.
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Keywords
Bat Cave; Batmobile; Batplane (mention only); Gotham City; Kling & Huggins Storckbrokers

Alfred, Armchair Detective! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Adventures of Alfred / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?; Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Jerry Robinson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo); Stubby Stubbs (villain, introduction); Willie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Alfred is surprised to learn that what he read in a book about a case being solved by an "armchair detective", which he considers impossible, proves to be true on a chair he accidentally gets involved in...and he's tied to that armchair!
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Keywords
Gotham City

[Detective Comics #356] (Table of Contents: 7)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Outsider
Reprints
Keywords
Go-Go Checks

Inside Story of the Outsider! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 14.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Outsider (villain); The Grasshopper Gang (villain); Aunt Harriet Cooper
Synopsis
Outsider revealed as Alfred. Alfred is "resurrected." The Alfred Foundation renamed as the Wayne Foundation.
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Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: unnumbered part 1 (7.67 pp.), Part 2 (7 pp.).

[The Untold Legend of the Batman #2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-371
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth
Reprints

"With Friends Like These..." (Table of Contents: 10)

Batman / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-6657
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Alfred Pennyworth; Snitch; John Grayson (flashback); Mary Grayson (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback); Joe Chill (flashback); Haly (circus owner); Boss Zucco; Wally; Jarvis Pennyworth (flashback); Boss Maroni; Joker [also as Red Hood]; Two-Face; Black Spider (cameo); Catwoman (cameo); Mr. Freeze (cameo); Tweedledee (cameo); Tweedledum (cameo); Prof. Milo (cameo); Penguin (cameo); Poison Ivy (cameo); Killer Moth (cameo); Gentleman Ghost (cameo); Ra's al Ghul (cameo); Riddler (cameo); Scarecrow (cameo); Hugo Strange (cameo)
Synopsis
When Robin joins Batman's search for the person who stole his father's costume he recalls his own origin and early life as both Robin and Bruce Wayne's ward. After conferring with Robin, Alfred too recalls how he came to work for Bruce Wayne and for Batman. Meanwhile, Batman begins to review his many enemies, including the Joker and Two-Face, but is nearly taken out by a booby-trapped Batmobile.
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[Detective Comics #501] (Table of Contents: 11)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-557
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox
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The Man Who Killed Mlle. Marie! (Table of Contents: 12)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6990
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox; Inspector Dupre; Julia Remarque; Mlle. Marie (flashback)
Synopsis
Alfred and Lucius leave Gotham mysteriously, and Batman follows them to Paris where they all become involved in the mystery behind the death of French resistance fighter Mlle. Marie.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #502.

[Detective Comics #502] (Table of Contents: 13)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-562
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox
Reprints

Who Shot Mlle. Marie? (Table of Contents: 14)

Batman / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6991
Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth; Lucius Fox; Julia Remarque; Jacques Remarque; Inspector Dupre [Roget]; Mlle. Marie (flashback)
Synopsis
Batman, Alfred, and Lucius are held captive by a former French resistance group who want to avenge their former leader Mlle. Marie by holding a trial for the man whom they believe killed her: Alfred Pennyworth.
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Indexer Notes

Julia Remarque revealed as the daughter of Alfred and Mlle. Marie (Mlle. Marie is a character from Star-Spangled War Stories comic).

Story continues from Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #501.

Waiting in the Wings (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Dooley
Pencils
Malcolm Jones III
Inks
Malcolm Jones III
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Alfred decides to try an acting career.
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[Batman: Shadow of the Bat #31] (Table of Contents: 16)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze [as Brian Freeze] (signed)
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze [as Brian Freeze] (signed)
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze [as Brian Freeze] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Beagle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Retro cover design.

The Shadow of the Bat Falls Upon (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Brian Stelfreeze
Inks
Brian Stelfreeze
Colors
Brian Stelfreeze
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Beagle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title and credits for issue, includes illustration from cover.

The Battling Butler! (Table of Contents: 18)

Batman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Grant
Pencils
Bret Blevins
Inks
Bret Blevins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Tim Drake]; Alfred Beagle
Synopsis
Timeline complications produce the hefty Alfred Beagle.
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[Batman: Gotham Adventures #16] (Table of Contents: 19)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Smith (signed)
Inks
Terry Beatty (signed)
Colors
Lee Loughridge ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Nightwing; Robin [Tim Drake]
Reprints

Captive Audience (Table of Contents: 20)

Batman / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Peterson
Pencils
Craig Rousseau
Inks
Terry Beatty
Colors
Lee Loughridge
Letters
Tim Harkins

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Robin [Tim Drake]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Nightwing; Alfred Pennyworth
Synopsis
Alfred is kidnapped, but hardly needs the Bat-family's help to escape.
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Regnum Defende, Part One (Table of Contents: 21)

Alfred Pennyworth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Jeff Parker
Inks
Jeff Parker
Colors
Jeff Parker
Letters
Phil Balsman

Genre
spy
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth [as Alfred Beagle]; Mr. Fawkes; VILLAINS: Parsifal; Red Scare (dies); Vandal Savage; Gudra
Synopsis
Alfred is called to duty by his country's secret service.
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Indexer Notes

This story is set during Alfred's younger years.

Regnum Defende, Part II (Table of Contents: 22)

Alfred Pennyworth / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Beatty
Pencils
Jeff Parker
Inks
Jeff Parker
Colors
Jeff Parker
Letters
Jared K. Fletcher
Editing
Michael Wright

Genre
spy
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth [as Alfred Beagle]; Thomas Wayne (cameo); Martha Wayne (cameo); Mr. Fawkes; VILLAINS: Parsifal; Red Scare (deceased); Iron Curtain; Herr Blitzkrieg; Gudra
Synopsis
Alfred's career as a spy comes to an early end.
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Indexer Notes

This story is set during Alfred's younger years.

[Batman Eternal #31] (Table of Contents: 23)

Batman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rafael Albuquerque
Inks
Rafael Albuquerque
Colors
Rafael Albuquerque

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Bane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color art from issue cover with no logos, numbers, and pricing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Alfred from the cover of Batman #686.

Buried Deep (Table of Contents: 25)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Snyder (story); James Tynion IV (story); Ray Fawkes (script); Kyle Higgins (consulting writer); Tim Seeley (consulting writer)
Pencils
Fernando Pasarin
Inks
Matt Ryan
Colors
Kevin Senft [as Blond]
Letters
Taylor Esposito

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Batwing [Luke Fox]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Alfred Pennyworth [Penny-One]; Harvey Bullock; Julia Pennyworth [Penny-Two]; Vicki Vale;
Bane (villain); Clayface [Basil Karlo] (villain); Hush [Thomas Elliot] (villain); Joker's Daughter [Duela] (villain); Mr. Freeze [Victor Fries] (villain); Mr. Zsasz [Victor Zsasz] (villain)
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Keywords
Arkham Asylum; Batcave; G.C.P.D.; Gotham City

Good Boy (Table of Contents: 26)

Batman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tom King
Pencils
David Finch
Inks
David Finch
Colors
Gabe Eltaeb
Letters
Deron Bennett

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon]; Alfred Pennyworth; Ace
Synopsis
Alfred rescues a dog from a shelter then trains it as a gift for Bruce for Christmas. Alfred names the dog Ace, and as a joke, Bruce fashions a mask for him and calls him Bat-Hound.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Father's Day (Table of Contents: 27)

Batman / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Taylor (credited)
Pencils
Otto Schmidt (credited)
Inks
Otto Schmidt (credited)
Colors
Otto Schmidt (credited)
Letters
A Larger World; Troy Peteri

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was a call.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Leslie Thompkins; The Drone [Peter Harris]; Thomas Wayne (portrait); Martha Wayne (portrait)
Synopsis
As Batman pushes himself past his limits to stop a villain called the Drone from using drones to bomb the city, Alfred shows his love and devotion to Bruce by working tirelessly to support his every need.
Reprints
Keywords
Father's Day

Butler. Actor. Soldier. Spy. (Table of Contents: 28)

Batman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Brian Bolland
Inks
Brian Bolland
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alfred Pennyworth

Indexer Notes

Back cover with text on contents of collection, includes illustration from the cover of Batman: Gotham Knights #42.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Here Comes Alfred!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  6. 5. Accidentally on Purpose!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  7. 6. Alfred, Armchair Detective!
    The Adventures of Alfred
  8. 7. [Detective Comics #356]
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  9. 8. Inside Story of the Outsider!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. [The Untold Legend of the Batman #2]
    Batman
  11. 10. "With Friends Like These..."
    Batman
  12. 11. [Detective Comics #501]
    Batman
  13. 12. The Man Who Killed Mlle. Marie!
    Batman
  14. 13. [Detective Comics #502]
    Batman
  15. 14. Who Shot Mlle. Marie?
    Batman
  16. 15. Waiting in the Wings
    Batman
  17. 16. [Batman: Shadow of the Bat #31]
    Batman
  18. 17. The Shadow of the Bat Falls Upon
    Batman
  19. 18. The Battling Butler!
    Batman
  20. 19. [Batman: Gotham Adventures #16]
    Batman
  21. 20. Captive Audience
    Batman
  22. 21. Regnum Defende, Part One
    Alfred Pennyworth
  23. 22. Regnum Defende, Part II
    Alfred Pennyworth
  24. 23. [Batman Eternal #31]
    Batman
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  26. 25. Buried Deep
    Batman
  27. 26. Good Boy
    Batman
  28. 27. Father's Day
    Batman
  29. 28. Butler. Actor. Soldier. Spy.
    Batman
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