DC Comics and Telltale Games have announced a new digital-first comic spinning out of the popular video game franchise Batman: The Telltale Series.
Batman: Sins of the Father, by writer Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel & Faith) and artist Raffaele Ienco (Black Knight), will catch readers up on the events between the first two seasons of the video game.
“I love the bold choices the Telltale Games folks made in their approach to Batman, by having Bruce Wayne discover his father was part of a criminal conspiracy" Gage told IGN. "I'm excited to contribute to this world and I can't wait for fans to see Raffaele bring the story to life. He is a great match to the visual style of the game, while adding his unique, hard-hitting take to it.”
“I’m thrilled to be making my DC debut drawing such a high-profile character like Batman, as well as working alongside the fantastic Christos Gage and our editor, Jim Chadwick," Ienco added. "I can’t wait to share what Gage and I have cooked up for the fans of this series.”
Here's the solicitation for the debut issue:
BATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER #1
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE • Art and cover by RAFFAELE IENCO • Video game art variant cover
Based on the acclaimed video game series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.
On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T+ • DIGITAL FIRST
Batman: Sins of the Father #1 will be released digitally on Feb. 12, with subsequent issues following every other week. The first two chapters will be collected in print format Feb. 21.