Now this looks fun.  DC Comics has given us our First Look at the Forever Evil tie-in Arkham War, which begins next month. The set-up is simple: Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison against Gotham City! The mini-series is written by Peter J. Tomasi, and he seems awfully excited about it.

“The main characters of Arkham War are Bane and Scarecrow, each one leading their respective army against the other for control of Gotham in their own inimitable ways. The Bane and Scarecrow one-shots set up their master plans and lead directly into Arkham War. And I’m pulling outta the toy chest an amazing amount of villains and using exactly who serves the story I wanna tell with even a surprise or two!” Tomasi told MTV Geek when they exclusively announced the mini-series earlier this summer. “Arkham War boiled down to its essence is the two sides of Gotham’s villainy, power and psychosis, drawn together into a violent and brutal conflict and show that without its legendary protector, even a dark city like Gotham in the best of times, without Batman, would fall right over into the abyss,” the writer continued.

I’m not a huge fan of tie-ins to DC crossover events, but when Tomasi is excited over something he’s writing himself, I can usually jump on board for it. My only dilemma is choosing a side.

Which one are you on?

FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #1 arrives in stores on October 9.

Source: DC Comics

Ryan Lower

A lifelong fan of the Dark Knight, Ryan Lower grew up far from Gotham in Indiana but has planted roots in Chicago. A writer for a T.V. station, he also enjoys brooding at home in his own batcave, devouring Batman comics, shows and movies.