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Batman: Arkham City Hardcover – October 18, 2011
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The graphic novel Batman: Arkham City collects the five issues of the comic by the same name along with special digital comics and combines them into a single volume. Together they tell the story of how Arkham City, which of course features prominently in the new video game, came to be created. It picks up six months after the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum left off in a sweeping story arc that manages to incorporate a veritable rogue's gallery of Batman villains.
As a graphic novel, Batman: Arkham City had a lot of work to do and it does most of it pretty well. For one, it had to make the development of a giant prison that takes up a big chunk of Gotham seem compelling and logical. It succeeds on this point. It also had to find a way to bring in many of the popular Batman villains that will appear in the game. It manages to do this for the most part as well and even does a decent job of developing their roles and characters. At the same time, graphic novel is so focused on achieving these tasks (especially introducing the key villains) that the plot slows down a little bit. This is especial true toward the middle where the Joker is brought in but nothing really seems to happen.
I am a big fan of Carlos D'Anda's artwork in the series.Read more ›
Similar to the original 'Road to Arkham' comic, this graphic novel serves to lay the foundations of the game. Sadly, one does get the feeling that this novel was more of an afterthought, perhaps as a bit of a cash-in alongside the popular game - mainly because most of the story this novel seeks to establish, the game achieves within minutes of its beginning, with next to no reference to this book.
Despite this, there is much to be appreciated with the original art style and storyboard complexion, which resonates with original Batman comic material. I personally feel that if this was the product of an appreciative fan lending their nod to the game, this product may be better received; however, it is likely that the authors are in fact fans of the game and the Batman lore, and for that reason I'll spare any criticism that this is a bad product, as it is not.
The Batman Arkham City graphic novel is a decent accompaniment to the game, although there isn't a great deal of original story to be missed, in comparison to other game tie-ins a'la Assassin's Creed the Fall/Chain, or the Max Payne digital graphic novel.
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