Whether it’s the help he receives on the Gotham streets from Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing, the legitimacy provided to his crusade by Commissioner Gordon or the super-powered backup brought in by his colleagues in the Justice League, Batman has a lot of friends. But only one of them has stood alongside the Caped Crusader since childhood: his loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Bruce’s life wasn’t the only one that was changed with the squeeze of that gunman’s trigger. A family friend and faithful butler, whose father had served as the Waynes’ butler before him, Alfred took on the responsibility of raising young Bruce after the murder of his parents. Caring deeply for the Wayne family, Alfred knew that the best way to honor the legacy of Thomas and Martha Wayne was ensuring their son grew into the man they would have wanted. He tried to mold the angry, confused boy into a savvy businessman who would be well-suited to take over his father’s business.
But Bruce had a far different way of honoring his parents in mind, and when he adopted the cowl, Alfred came along for the ride, tirelessly guarding his employer’s secret while providing some much-needed assistance. Whether it’s skilled technical support, medical aid or simply managing the complicated schedule that comes with being a business leader, nighttime vigilante and wealthy playboy—it’s all under the purview of Mr. Pennyworth. Driven by love and an unwavering sense of loyalty, Alfred nevertheless worries deeply about Bruce. He understands the importance of Batman to a city such as Gotham, but after a lifetime of raising Bruce, he still sees a young, scared boy where most see a hardened hero. And every night the bat-signal flashes across the city skyline is another night that boy will spend searching for a way to undo something that could never be undone. A search that Alfred realizes could very well lead to his end.
newSelina Speaks! An Interview with Gotham's Camren Bicondova
Even without lines, Selina Kyle was a standout in the Gotham premiere, so we were thrilled when we recently got a chance to speak to the actress behind her, Camren Bicondova, about what it’s like taking on such an iconic role, how it feels being a part of Batman’s world and what she actually thinks about cats.
updatedGotham - "Selina Kyle" Preview
"This is Gotham. If you don't bend, you'll get broke." Episode 2 of Gotham, "Selina Kyle," airs Monday, September 29th on FOX.
updatedFive Things to Watch For in Tonight's Gotham Premiere
We couldn’t begin to guess what your plans are for this morning or afternoon. But if you’re anything like us, we know where you’re spending tonight—Gotham.
Yes, it’s finally...
DETECTIVE COMICS #37
Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato return – and now’s the time to take back Gotham City! Anarky now!
updatedFinishing the Joke: Completing Your Joker Costume
If you’re a Batman or a Joker fanatic, you’ve likely been eyeing the BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK AND JOKER MASK SET. It’s now available in stores and comes with a copy of Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family and a Joker mask. But if you want the rest of the Joker's costume you'll have to assemble it yourself. Here's how...
Gotham: Building a Legendary City
Gotham features a large cast of characters with rich, complex back stories that skirt both sides of the law. But there’s one key character who speaks no lines, yet can be seen in every shot and scene—the City of Gotham itself.
updatedDC All Access Bulletin: Gotham
Long before Batman first donned the cape and cowl and joined the war on crime in Gotham City, another man fought to preserve law and order against the criminal element overrunning the city. His name is James Gordon, and this fall on FOX, he’ll be the focus of an all-new television series that brings viewers into a world before Batman and before the crazed criminals of Arkham Asylum: GOTHAM.
DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN: HUSH SPECIAL EDITION #1
Batman’s 75th anniversary celebration continues with another promotionally priced special presenting one of the Dark Knight’s greatest tales plus related pages from the 2014 DCE Esse