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Friday, April 1, 2016

A is for Alfred

Today is the beginning of A to Z challenge 2016.  This is the first time I am participating from YBD as YBD hardly existed last April.  My theme is the one I planned to use at HSD this year.  The theme is comic book characters.

A is for Alfred

Full Name:  Alfred Pennyworth
Occupation:  Wayne Family Butler and aide to Batman
First Appearance:  Batman #16 (1943)

Cover from first appearance of Alfred
I chose Alfred rather than a hero for several reasons.  Antman and Atom kind of cancel each other out and I have never been a big fan of aquaman.  Alfred is what my Father-in-law used to call a secret hero, the character in a show that is the glue that holds everything together.  I am also including him here as I am not including his employer tomorrow.  Batman is one of the mainstays of comicbook lore and since I am not featuring him tomorrow, I am going out of my way to make room for other members of the "Batman Family" in my list.

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A few years ago my kids absolutely fell in love with the book Super Hero ABC by Bob

Click on the image to get the book from Amazon.

As I run through the letter of the alphabet I will try to show pages from this fine book as well

This post is also available at HSD


  1. Interesting. I know very little about superheroes in general, so it was informative, too.

    Ericka from
    A Quiet Girl’s Musings…

  2. I'm definitely going to enjoy this series. As you know, I'm doing something similar on my blog.

    Btw, I blog as The Silver Fox, but my real name is David, too.

  3. I love that term "secret hero". Alfred would definitely fall into that category.

    Weekends in Maine

  4. I think Alfred is a great character. I think I would like to have him as a butler myself :)

    great start to A/Z :)




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