Before we get the epic conclusion to the no-less-epic Batman: Arkham videogame series with Arkham Knight -- set to be released in June of next year, by the way -- we’ll get to be introduced to the titular character with a prequel comic.
DC Comics announced via Entertainment Weekly earlier today that its new Digital First title will come from the world of Rocksteady Studios' Arkham videogame series.
The new digital comic will be based on the eagerly anticipated Arkham Knight game, set to conclude the story begun in 2009 with Arkham Asylum and followed by Arkham City (the game Arkham Origins wasn’t developed by Rocksteady). Arkham Knight will be the first game to introduce a brand-new character in the shape and form of the titular Arkham Knight.
Here's the announcement:
Written by Peter J. Tomasi (Batman and Robin) with art by Viktor Bogdanovic and Art Thibert, and covers by Dan Panosian, the Digital First comic will pick up the story where Arkham City left off. The Joker is dead, and the Arkham City prison complex is closed. In a dark place, Bruce Wayne is questioning whether Gotham needs Batman—but new trouble begins to stir, all of it tied to the Arkham Knight.
Arkham Knight #1 will go on sale Feb. 24, 2015, and the Batman: Arkham Knight game hits Playstation 4 and Xbox One on June 2, 2015.
Have a look at the gallery below, and let us know what you guys think. Are you looking forward to Batman: Arkham Knight? Will you get the prequel comic series?