Batman: Arkham Knight Gets a Prequel Comic

The first issue will release on March 11, 2015.

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Developer Rocksteady's upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game will get a prequel comic book which follows the events of Batman: Arkham City, DC Comics has announced.

The comic's story begins right after the events of Arkham City, as Bruce Wayne recovers from his injuries and wonders if Gotham still needs Batman to survive. "But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows…and the Arkham Knight is just beginning," DC said.

Unlike the previous Arkham games, titular villain the Arkham Knight isn't based on a character that appeared in the Batman fiction previously, so this prequel comic could help introduce him.

The comic book will be written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Viktor Bogdanovic and Art Thibert. Dan Panosian will be the cover artist for the series. The first issue, on sale March 11, will include two variant covers, one by Gary Frank and the other will feature art from the game.

Originally intended to be released in 2014, Batman Arkham Knight's release date has been delayed again, this time to June 23. The game is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Batman: Arkham Knight.

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