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Or, more accurately, Arkham Unhinged, the prologue comic for videogame Arkham City. I haven't played the game yet, but I have been following the Catwoman Bitch story, the DLC nonsense and the Harley Quinn based queer panic of the game, so when the prologue appeared on Comixology for 99c an issue, I was interested enough to hand over my money.

All together, it's 60 pages of story for $2.97, which is a decent return. The comic itself isn't that great. Two Face does lots of things in twos. Batman sneaks up on people, and punches other people. Hugo Strange menaces in the background. And Catwoman...

is the main character of this series.
3 scans from #1 and 2 from #2
Handily, there's a news report on Arkham City to set the scene for the story. Like many people, writer Derek Fridolfs possibly thinks that news reports make for boring and artificial exposition. how to jazz that up?






Strange's goons steal Catwoman's stuff and Batman rescues her. After a drive in the Batmobile, she hits the ejector seat. Then they fight.



The editor is listed as Jim Chadwick, but I'm not convinced that there wasn't editorial interference from Titfish.

The art is passable, and the story is decent. To be honest, it's what you'd expect from a book that's $2.97 for 60 pages.

Did we ditch the cheesecake and boobs tags?


I've not played the game, but I'll probably pick it up once I've finished Assassin's Creed Revelations, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider and it's come down to a platinum price

Date: 2011-11-02 10:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Rorschach kept them under the floor boards of his apartment. :D (just finished reading the Watchmen)

Date: 2011-11-03 08:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Sounds like a possible and realistic hide-out.
I'm sure the likes of Spoiler, Wildcat and other street-based vigilantes would do the same :P

(didn't Catwoman do that in one of her origins stories/90s series issue/Year One annual?)

Date: 2011-11-03 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Spidey actually keeps copies of his costume webbed up around the city, in case he needs 'em.

Date: 2011-11-03 01:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
'wish some writers could remember that sometimes...

Date: 2011-11-04 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcity.livejournal.com
The spider-webbing only lasts an hour. Unless he developed some alternative web fluid specifically to use in such a situation, and only in such a situation.

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