Any Batman fan worth their mettle had a blast with Arkham Asylum. Sure, it helps that the game itself was extremely solid and a great deal of fun, but what I’m talking about was how well written the game was. With Arkham City on the horizon, fans of the series have a real treat to look forward to. A six issue comic series is coming out, which will be written by Paul Dini (writer for Batman: The Animated Series as well as the Arkham games), and drawn by Carlos D’Anda (concept artist for the games).
The series picks up one year after the end of the first game and will bridge the gap between the two and explain how former warden Quincy Sharp became the Mayor of Gotham, why Arkham Asylum is now set in a city district, and more importantly the introduction of Hugo Strange; the new villain of the games who is famous for knowing that Batman is Bruce Wayne and who might be in the latest Christopher Nolan movie as well. The first cover is the header image, with a variant being released that will use graphics from the game, and the first two issues will ship in May.