Batman: Arkham Knight Vol 1

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Batman: Arkham Knight Vol.1 pulls together the first six issues of this comic and sets up the prelude to the upcoming and much anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight video game.

“…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…”

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Though this volume is primarily a marketing tool for the upcoming game, the comic and story line alone is worth picking this one up. The booby trapped body of the Joker, and how could it be otherwise to the rambling last will and testament of the Joker that kick this comic off are totally fun and completely in line with the comic lore of the Dark Knight. Harley Quinn takes center stage for an issue or two and her growth as a character is one of the main reasons, if not the main, for the success of the Suicide Squad.

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Players of the game will be picking these books up looking for clues to help them in the game, but for the rest of us; these are just really good comics. Batman is beaten down and weak and there is the new character of the Arkham Knight who is following the caped crusader and executed criminals in his wake. This leads Gotham’s finest to suspect that it may be the Batman finally killing.

The books are fast paced and action packed. Terrific storytelling from DC on this one!

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