Now here’s a transmedia deal that makes sense. DC Comics is pushing out a six-issue comic book mini-series that will explain what happens during the gap between the acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum and its upcoming sequel, Arkham City. How novel!
According to The Source, this coming series will be penned by the writer of both games, the esteemed Paul Dini, who also had his hand in the Batman animated series. Each issue will be sold digitally and at retail for around $2.99 each starting this May. Also, after each comic prequel is released, DC has promised to toss out a 99-cent, eight-page “digital-first” interlude that tells the story between releases. Here’s to hoping we’ll finally get to see Bruce Wayne on the toilet--there’s just no way he’ll find that much of actual interest to do in a mini-series inside of a mini-series.
Issue one and issue two will see a release in May, and while it’s not made crystal clear in the press release, it appears as if you can look forward to a new comic roughly once a month after the fact. Of course, there's no firm release date for Arkham City yet other than "fourth quarter," but this comic series might lead you to speculate about a more specific timeframe if you're so inclined.