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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 10:21 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Old Bruce)
From: [personal profile] mullon
God the Catwoman sections were so horrible in Arkham City.

And where was this story? It wasn't in the Arkham City hardcover.

Date: 2011-11-02 10:28 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
really? i enjoyed playing as catwoman, i had to be far more sneaky than batman, since she didn't have all the toys he does (never realized how much i relied on some of those other things like gas, gliding, and the hanging people upside down.

Date: 2011-11-02 10:37 pm (UTC)
thehefner: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehefner
It's called "Batman: Arkham Unhinged" and it's available in three parts on the Comixology site.

Date: 2011-11-02 11:57 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Old Bruce)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Oh good, another thing I'd have to pay extra for.

Date: 2011-11-03 12:02 am (UTC)
thehefner: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehefner
Erm, it's not really paying "extra" so much as just paying period. It's a complete, original comic story for sale, but just one that's exclusively online. It's also cheaper than a normal comic.

Date: 2011-11-03 03:23 am (UTC)
mullon: (Old Bruce)
From: [personal profile] mullon
But there was this entire trade that collected all the tie-in comics, and this one should have been in there. Instead it's not, and you gotta pay extra and seperately for it.

Date: 2011-11-03 03:25 am (UTC)
thehefner: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehefner
Or you wait for the SECOND trade to come out, since there will almost certainly be more Arkham City related comics in the near future. The game universe is planning to continue expanding, after all.

Date: 2011-11-02 11:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Is the AC hardcover any good? I like D'Anda's art style, but I haven't really seen anything of the book save for a few pages on his DA account. Does it include the internet-exclusive stuff by Dustin Nguyen too?

Date: 2011-11-02 11:56 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Old Bruce)
From: [personal profile] mullon
It was okay, and yes if I remember correctly.

Date: 2011-11-03 01:04 am (UTC)
oroburos69: (Default)
From: [personal profile] oroburos69
I actually really enjoyed playing as Catwoman, especially in the cut scenes with Ivy. It was mostly the goons calling her a bitch that bugged me, and that was avoidable by doing silent takedowns, which I like best anyway. Mostly I just thought the Catwoman missions were too short.

Date: 2011-11-03 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theredhood
If anything in Arkham City can really be considered "horrible" then I'd honestly love to hear which games you find to be "good."

Date: 2011-11-03 04:28 am (UTC)
lultam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lultam
I loved them. The only bad part was the fact that Catwoman was so much slower getting around the city than Batman was.


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