Batman Arkham City
will certainly be getting a lot more promotion and marketing than its 2009 action game predecessor Batman Arkham Asylum
. One example of that is today's announcement of a Batman Arkham City
six part comic book mini-series from DC Comics
. The mini-series will start in May and will be written by Paul Dini who also wrote the script for both games. The artwork will come from Carlos D'Anda who helped with the concept art for the Batman Arkham Asylum
The storyline for the comic book will take place one year after the events of Batman Arkham Asylum
and bridges the gap between the events of the two games as we see the shutdown of Arkham Asylum and the rise of the larger Arkham City to house Gotham City's worst criminals. In addition to the printed comic book mini-series, DC Comics plans to digitally release 8 page interludes in between issues of the comic that will put the spotlight on some of Batman's many enemies.