Thursday, 3 January 2013
Alfred And I
How many Catwomen and Batgirls will be there?
Will other Batman-related female characters be present?
Will there be Batmen whose identities remain secret?
How should I dress for the occasion?
The fourth question has been answered. Appropriately, since I am 64 and grey haired, I am to attend as Alfred Pennyworth. Ideally (but this won't happen), a placard or speech balloon would emerge from somewhere behind my head to announce, "Master Bruce is indisposed...Oh, is that the Bat Signal?"
Another guy called Paul, who dresses up a lot, already looks exactly like Mr Freeze even without any makeup but is expected to opt for a female character.
Not attending such events but sometimes standing imposingly near the First Age Comics market stall is Lex Luthor in a business suit. As I said once, "Ben'll be sorry he missed you, Lex..."