A little bit ago, I saw a WhatCultureComics video about “your favorite character” being killed. All I knew is that the cover of #77 featured Gotham Girl, whom I know nothing about, and Flashpoint Batman, whom everyone seems to adore because–okay, I have no freaking idea why. So I click, and they say Alfred.
I didn’t like hearing Leslie died, and I like this even less. I’m not in mourning, I’m not exactly “sad”, but I am still damn tired. I can’t think of any reason to kill off Alfred other than “shock the reader” and “pretend this is going to last”. I’m tired of these stupid, cheap attempts at killing characters, regardless of intention. Maybe it was King’s idea, maybe Didio, I don’t know and I don’t care, because none of this makes me want to jump back onto the Bat titles. Big events! Deaths! Things! Excitement!