Comic Review 66 // Batman: Arkham knight Books 1,2 & 3
Arkham Night One
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Illustrator: Viktor Bogdanovic
Commercial Fluff: 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. Don't miss this in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight!
We then get a metric ton of villains dropped into the story - Bane steps up first being broken out of Gotham Stone Ridge Penitentiary. Then we get a Penguin and Harley mini adventure and we finish up with the entrance of Poison Ivy. This seems like a complete overkill but I can only assume all these characters end up in the computer game.
Then the comics go weirder, introducing the Suicide Squad to the mix in the form of Deadshot, Boomerang and Killer Croc. It then all becomes pretty complicated with double crosses, blackmail, bike theft and the Arkham Knight stirring up shit.
As a newbie to the Batverse in comic form this is all a bit to much to take in. I'm over half way through the series and this is now really dragging for me.
Arkham Knight 3
Commercial Fluff: The prequel to the best-selling game BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT!
Back on the streets a mysterious enemy lurks in the shadows of Gotham, the Arkham Knight. Gathering super-villians like Harley Quinn, the Scarecrow, Bane and Two-Face, Batman must prevent a catastrophy and save Gotham.
I'm really struggling with this now. I am finding myself switching off and not actually caring anymore. The artwork is great but the story is a meh at best. Got to be honest I didn't finished this one. They lost me completely on this series and could be with ease one of the worst stories I've read this year!
From what I can tell it added nothing to the computer game lore at all and it also seemed to move completely from any lore I know. So basic what I am trying to say is don't bother with this it is dull. Feel free to disagree below and thanks for reading.