There’s no doubt in our mind that the video game medium has been kind to superheroes for the past eight years and, more specifically, those residing under the DC Comics umbrella. We say that because, for the longest time, interactive experiences based on our favorite masked characters were often mediocre at best. Let’s be honest, we probably played them because they were all we had to go on.
But in 2009, the paradigm shifted with the release of Batman: Arkham Asylum. Not only did Rocksteady Studios get what makes the Dark Knight tick, but they found the winning formula when it came to actually bringing his world to button-mashing life. Soon after, other fan favorites like Injustice and Batman: The Telltale Series came about, each exploring the DC Universe in their own unique ways.
Speaking of which, The Telltale Series is following in the footsteps of those other fine franchises by branching out its story into comic books. In 2018, Batman: Sins of the Father will bridge the gap between the first and second seasons of the game, with new details regarding the currently unfolding The Enemy Within also being given.
Here’s the initial synopsis for the digital first series set to be written by Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Angel & Faith, TV’s Daredevil) and illustrated by Raffaele Ienco (Fantastic Four, Black Knight):
After the events of season one, Bruce Wayne is working to rebuild the reputation of his family and their company, Wayne Enterprises, while his alter ego, Batman, attempts to create a working relationship between himself and the GCPD. However, before Bruce can begin reparations for the families affected by Thomas Wayne, a mysterious figure begins killing people associated with Arkham Asylum. As suspicion falls on the families suing Wayne, Batman will begin his own investigation into the mystery assassin—and he’ll paint a target on his own back in the process.
Bi-weekly digital chapters of Batman: Sins of the Father can be downloaded starting February 12 via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store. Print issues will collect two digital chapters, with the first hitting shelves on February 21.