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Arkham City (Hardback)


Authors Paul Dini and Derek Fridolfs
Artists: Carlos D'Anda, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs and others
Titan Books
RRP: £16.99, US $22.99
ISBN: 978 0 85768 798 2
Available 25 November 2011

Batman watched from the shadows as Quincy Sharp became Gotham's mayor by taking credit for stopping the Joker during the riots that destroyed Arkham Asylum. He grudgingly accepted outlaw status when City Hall came down against all those in costume, including heroes. But when plans for Arkham City came to light, the Dark Knight knew he must act...

Arkham City: an entire section of Gotham given over to the criminals and the insane - a place where they can develop their own society freely, no matter how chaotic. Sensing unseen players manipulating events to unknown ends, the World's Greatest Detective infiltrates the privately run prison city. Smashing his way through the gathering armies of the Penguin, Two-Face, and even a recovering Joker, he'll either unravel the secret the mayor's hiding or watch the entire city be swallowed whole by the strange days ahead.

For those who've played Batman: Arkham City, then this graphic novel will fill you in on the back story leading up to the events in the game. The story neatly bridges the gap between the first game, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and the new offering. Find out the real motivation behind Mayor Sharp’s plans for the new criminal gulag and how Hugo Strange is pulling the strings behind the scenes.

For fans of the games this is an essential purchase and for Batman collectors this is also worth adding to your collection.


Darren Rea

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