Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 is a collection of Arkham Knight comics #1-6 that are the prequel to the brand-video game Batman: Arkham Knight. The fact that the comic is tied to the Arkham video games, may prevent some people from picking it up.


The Story (aka from the Publisher)

The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But as the sun rises in Gotham City, dangerous new threats emerge from the shadows…and the Arkham Knight is just beginning.

But, Really, How Is It?

The comic is  . . . . . okay. There is A LOT going on in this collection. The unexpected teaming up of Penguin and Harley to steal a tablet?? Gordon is attacked by Joker gas post Joker. There’s the Scarecrow and other bad guys. While Batman is fighting the darkness, Bruce Wayne is working hard in the daylight to rebuild his beloved city.

It all feels like we’ve been here before.

I’m not a gamer, and have not played the Arkham games, but I imagine that it would be better to play than to read. At least, I hope so.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for a digital review copy.