Pennyworth - the surprisingly successful TV show recounting a version of the formative years of Batman's faithful butler Alfred in a twisted alternative reality - is making the jump to comic books in August.
He may be Bruce Wayne's oldest ally, and a father figure to the Caped Crusader since the Golden Age, but this will be Alfred's first comic book outing as a headline act.
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...Issue one of the new seven-issue mini-series Pennyworth, written by Scott Bryan Wilson with art from Juan Gedeon, is due out on August 10.
Clearly this is a sign of DC's current drive to abandon the concept of continuity and embrace "everything" it has produced as equally important because as much as I enjoy Pennyworth it clearly has no connection to 'real world history' or even the generally-accepted history of the Batman comics most of us grew up reading.