Comic Series Takes You From The Asylum To The City


Paul Dini, if you are a Batman fan and were anywhere near a TV in the 1990s you should know that name. Mr. Dini was a writer, producer, and editor on the seminal Batman: The Animated Series. In addition, he wrote a few games you might be familiar with, namely Arkham Asylum and the upcoming Arkham City. Apparently in his free time Mr. Dini also penned a comic mini series and some digital content. Titled Batman: Arkham City this comic mini series takes place a year after the events of Arkham Asylum and provides a lead in to the upcoming Arkham City game. Since the events of Arkham Asylum Qunicy Sharp, former warden of Arkham Asylum and current mayor of Gotham City, has cordoned off a section of Gotham and placed all of the city’s most dangerous criminals within it, leaving them to fend for themselves. As long as the inmates don’t try to escape from this new maximum-security facility, christened “Arkham City,” Mayor Sharp could care less about what goes on behind its walls. Set to run this urban prison is Dr. Hugo Strange, one of the few people who knows Batman’s true identity.

Each issue of Batman: Arkham City will be available on comic store shelves, as well as day-and-date digitally worldwide for $2.99 and is being drawn by Carlas D’anda, concept artist for Arkham City the game. If you still crave more of the Arkham City story eight-page digital-first interludes will be available between issues of the comic book. These interludes will also be written by Dini and illustrated by various artists. Each interlude will detail how one of Batman’s villains is vying for power in their new home of Arkham City and will be available for 99 cents. These interludes will also be included in the printed Batman: Arkham City collected edition. Look for Batman: Arkham City issues #1 and #2 on store shelves beginning in May.

Written by Justin Spielmann

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