- I'm a butler -- yes, a butler! And by St. Harry, I'll become the best butler in the land! You'll be proud of me, Mawster Batman, you'll see! You can count on me, sir. I won't ever let you down!
Appearing in "The Battling Butler!"
- Andy Goodwin (Single appearance)
- Biff Bannon (Single appearance)
- Howard Stein (Single appearance)
- Batman (Earth-Two) (Flashback only)
- Robin (Earth-Two) (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "The Battling Butler!"
Meanwhile, Batman and Robin track down a group of hypnotists who are hypnotizing criminals into giving them their loot. Although the Dynamic Duo defeat all of the hypnotized thugs, they are injected with the hypnotic serum themselves. Although the criminals intend to force Batman and Robin to jump off the top of the building, they are interrupted by Alfred, who had followed them, and inadvertently distracts them with his clumsiness long enough for Batman to shake the effects of the serum. Batman defeats the criminals and shakes Robin out of the effects of the serum.
As Alfred begins to disappear back to his own timeline, he bids the heroes farewell, and they swing off into the night.
- Part of the Zero Hour crossover event.
- Alfred, as he appears in this issue, is a pastiche of the Golden Age version of the character whose name was actually Alfred Beagle.
- The actual Alfred Pennyworth left Wayne Manor during Knightquest.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Zero Hour trade paperback.
- The cover to this issue is deliberately stained and creased to give the impression that it was originally printed during the Golden Age era.
- Robin references meeting Batgirl earlier. This occurred in Batman #511, despite the fact that her alter-ego, Barbara Gordon is paraplegic.
- Discuss Batman: Shadow of the Bat Vol 1 31 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Batman: Shadow of the Bat series
- Images from Batman: Shadow of the Bat Vol 1 31
- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Crisis Recommended Reading
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