The release of Arkham Knight is not far into the future. Many of us yearn for the ultimate interactive Batman experience, and we can easily assume that Arkham Knight will be a stepping stone towards that ultimate product — or perhaps it will end up being that ultimate product…why else would one be so bold as to utilize the tagline, “Be the Batman”? I’ll tell you one thing: there better be an interactive Bat-toilet — press the X button to flush; however, perhaps that will not be the case, particularly because the Arkham series has never looked darker, more serious, and so stern. Rocksteady Studios seems like they wanted to go out with a bang, so we might have to expect something close to no-holds-barred Arkham experience, especially if we consider the Mature (M) Rating stamped by the ESRB. Regardless, I think we all just really want to drive that darn Batmobile, in addition to a subconscious desire to huff some of Scarecrow’s fear toxin.
For those of us who a) like comics and require something that ties into the upcoming Arkham Knight game, and/or b) need some piece of media that might tide us over until we can get our hands on Arkham Knight, we can get the Arkham Knight comic (40 pages) for experiential entertainment and reading pleasure.
Here is the official synopsis for the first issue:
The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows…and the Arkham Knight is just beginning. Don’t miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight!
Arkham Knight #1 Preview — Photo Credit to Nerdist:
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and ART THIBERT
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
1:10 Game art variant cover
1:25 Variant cover by GARY FRANK
On sale MARCH 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In addition to this news, consider the fact that the first four issues, Arkham Knight #1-4, will be collected in a softcover compilation in May 2015. I’m the kind of guy that needs collections, compendiums, complete editions, compilations, and albums instead of singles, so that is great news to me. What about you?