Chances are, if you've been poking around the DC Universe lately you've probably stumbled across the name Barbatos. He's been a pretty big-ticket item lately (you know, in like...a horrifying sort of way), with a nice big boost in prominence thanks to the epic events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL. But the truth is he's actually far from a newcomer to the DCU.
Who would Batman be without Alfred Pennyworth, his loyal butler and constant companion in crimefighting? Considering Alfred’s unyielding assistance to both Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight, the answer is probably not much. Yet, how much do we really know about Mr. Pennyworth? Where did he come from? How did he meet the Waynes? And how did someone with so many skills end up as a butler?
As we inch ever closer to year three of Rebirth, it's becoming more important than ever to look back at the mysteries swirling around at the heart of things, whether you're preparing yourself for the future (DOOMSDAY CLOCK, anyone?) or just trying to keep tabs on the status quo shifts in your favorite characters.
Part two of the four-part Rebirth event, “The Button,” dropped this week in THE FLASH #21 and, unsurprisingly considering the titular hero, it hit the ground running...but maybe not where you’d expect.