Pennyworth #1

Writer: Scott Bryan Wilson Artist: Juan Gedeon Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 11, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

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...

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 10, 2021

    Pennyworth #1 is a tremendous opener to this action/thriller. Full of numerous genres, fans may be forgiven for thinking that the comic containing Batmans butler wouldnt be one of the most action-packed books in this weeks DC lineup. But it is more than that, as three mysteries are being explored at the same time. Wilson doesnt dwell solely on the past, as Alfred is also in danger in the modern-day. And we are desperate to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Aug 14, 2021

    I waited for this series because Alfred is a character, that like many other people, I wanted to know so much more about. And honestly could never get enough of. Pennyworth #1 exceeded any expectations I had for the series and what it would feature. The artwork is pure bliss and the writing is lovely. If this first issue is only the beginning, it is time to get ready for a brilliant ride. I cannot wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Aug 11, 2021

    Juan Gideon brings his A-game with fantastic artwork that is only enhanced by John Rauch's perfect, vintage-feeling colors. This is a knockout first issue that is quite honestly great. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 10, 2021

    Gedeon uses traditional drawings that are highlighted by the muted color work of Rauch. The issue feels very retro and reminds me of comics from newsprint. This classic art style is perfect for the time periods represented. I feel the illustrations perfectly capture Alfred's mood changes with each recall. And I was completely engaged with each turn of the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Aug 11, 2021

    Okay, DC. This is not the kind of book I expected to read when I heard about aPennyworth comic " but when I finished the first issue, it felt like I was an idiot to be skeptical. This creative team has come right out of the blue to deliver a book that's surprising in all the right ways, and you have me excited to review what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 10, 2021

    Pennyworth #1 is an intriguing look at the character through multiple points in his life and despite some narrative flaws, is still a stunning start to what should be a very cool miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 10, 2021

    Overall, it's an intriguing start to a rare solo spotlight for one of comics' best supporting cast members. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Aug 17, 2021

    Stick around with me, you won't want to miss finding out more about him in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 10, 2021

    Having never watched the Pennyworth show, it's safe to say there's enough here for spy aficionados. The story structure leans a bit too heavily on captions, however, which sometimes cover panels far too much and slow the narrative down even when the action is picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 13, 2021

    Though perhaps different from what some might expect, "Pennyworth" #1 is very good at drawing in new readers to its premise by indulging in both larger-than-life comic book adventurousness and down-to-earth spycraft. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Aug 11, 2021

    Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue! That's the criticism I keep hearing when it comes to certain comics. Sure admittedly, I got a little tired of reading some of this issue's but the way it was presented enamored me.

    It shows personality on Alfred's part and his experience as a spy. The way he had a pretty interesting life before meeting Batman made me more interested in the show this spun-off from. The artists use their skills to make a good presentation of the actions taking place. And it adds to how Alfred has some important people in his own life. Complete with a cliffhanger that leaves the audience a little concerned for him.

    Good way to advertise a show and display the strengths of character and comic books.

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  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 16, 2021

    I don't watch the Pennyworth show because... why would I? But I gave this a shot. I have no idea how it lines up with anything, or if it's technically canon or not. But it was pretty good. I wish it was a little less wordy though.

  • 6.0
    Merlyn Aug 10, 2021

    Scott Bryan Wilson is the type of writer who suffers from verbal diarrhea and still manages to bore you with the dialogue. An interesting concept but based on his previous writings I have little hope of this getting better. I'll stick with it for some issues though.

  • 5.0
    pizzamain Jan 1, 2022

    yet another muscle-y guy without clothes on

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    retcon_D Sep 14, 2021

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