Name: Alfred Pennyworth
Other Names: Alfred Thaddeus Crane Pennyworth; The Outsider
First Appearance: Batman (vol. 1) #16 (Apr.-May 1943): "Here Comes Alfred!"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (original) Batman (vol. 1) #16 (Apr.-May 1943): "Here Comes Alfred!"; (as Outsider, voice only) Detective Comics (vol. 1) #334 (Dec. 1964): "The Man Who Stole from Batman!"; (modern) Batman #401 (Nov. 1986)
Number of Appearances: 3,048
Comic Book Appearances: 2,778
TV, Film Appearances: 268
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 2
Worked for: Batman
From: "Catholic Clix - Comic info needed!" forum discussion, started 3 May 2003 on the HCRealms website (http://www.hcrealms.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-40338.html; viewed 24 May 2007):
Ok, so in recent films it's been apparent that Daredevil and Nightcrawler are Catholic...
So, who else out there could be fielded in a "Catholic" Heroclix team?
Oh, hey, Alfred probably belongs to the Church of England, like me. Could he have raised Bruce as an Episcopalian?
From: "Is Batman an atheist or is he just not very religious?" forum discussion, started 2 May 2007 on the Toon Zone website (http://forums.toonzone.net/archive/index.php/t-187589.html; viewed 21 May 2007):
04-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Is Batman an atheist or is he just not very religious?
Just curious because it confuses me in each comic I read.
04-03-2007, 02:20 AM
...I do know that Alfred must have had some influence in raising him as a Christian. I mean Alfred is more religious from some of the comics I have seen (eg."The Haunted Knight"). Bruce probably believes in God but never feels like praying since he knows that there will always be evil lurking around the shadows and praying won't help unless you accopany it with the willingness to do what is necessary.
04-03-2007, 03:18 PM
While wondering about supposed super-hero religious affilations I stumbled upon this site.
it is by no means definitve or set in stone, just an interesting construction and set of theories.
04-03-2007, 07:30 PM
...I find it interesting that the Joker is listed as "atheist, being Batman's arch-enemy" -- and Alfred is Anglican...
The Guitar Slayer
04-04-2007, 11:04 AM
Alfred is English, and Anglican is another name for a follower of the Church of England. That makes sense...
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