Get excited Batman fans. Batman: Arkham City is getting a prequel six-issue comic mini-series starting this May. The comic tie-in is being written by Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City architect, Paul Dini, with art by concept artist Carlos D’anda. The story will act as a bridge between the first Arkham Asylum game and the upcoming sequel, Arkham City.
The first two issues of the mini-series will double ship in May, with the rest of the issues hitting monthly. Each issue will run for $2.99 and will be available for both print and digital on the same day and date.
Additionally, there will be 8-page digital-first interludes that release between issues of the main mini-series. These digital shorts will also be written by Paul Dini, with art from a number of different artists, exploring the Dark Knight’s many enemies as they "vie for power in this new city within a city" (referring to the prison city of Arkham City). Each digital short can be purchases for $0.99 digitally. They will also be made available in print when the Batman: Arkham City mini-series gets a collected edition.
“The digital first stories offer a unique incentive for fans to experience interesting and exciting stories beyond the pages in the printed comic,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher, “The additional pages will serve as interludes within the regular issues and won’t be necessary to follow the main story of the miniseries. Fans will also be able to read these interludes in print later, when we publish the collected edition.”
Last but not least, Here’s your first look at the cover to Batman: Arkham City #1. (click to posterize)