Thursday, November 15, 2018

Arkham Knight Coming to Detective Comics #1000

Arkham Knight is about to make his DC Comics debut on the pages on Detective Comics #1000 in 2019.

One of the most beloved comic-book characters with a crazy fan-following known as The Dark Knight, Batman is marking his 80th anniversary in 2019 and DC Comics made big plans and has decided to kick start a new storyline starring another exciting guest.

Turns out, the enigmatic Arkham Knight from superhero action-adventure game Batman: Arkham Knight by developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is coming to Detective Comics monthly ongoing series at the same time.

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Arkham Knight Coming to Detective Comics #1000

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When developer Rocksteady Studios hasn't released Batman: Arkham Knight yet in 2015, they claimed the titular character to be an original one but halfway through, it was revealed to be none other than Jason Todd, a former Robin.

As opposed to his former mentor, he is extremely militaristic and doesn't shy away from using lethal force. Throughout the game, he works for another known villain The Scarecrow and serves as the main antagonist of the game.

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Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman The Deluxe Edition

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Just like the way DC has celebrated Superman's 80th anniversary in Action Comics #1000 earlier this year, there will be an oversized anniversary special issue #1000 and another hardcover collection titled Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman.

Series regular writer and New York Times best-selling author Peter Tomasi (Black Adam – The Dark Age, Forever Evil – Arkham War) and artist Doug Mahnke (Final Crisis, Justice League Elite) will helm the main story of 1000th issue, which will feature the official debut of Arkham Knight on DC Comics canon.

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Although Jason Todd has always been a part of mainstream franchise of The Dark Knight, his Arkham Knight identity created for the game however was only a part of a several limited series tie-in comics at best and never became a part of regular continuity.

DC also mentioned about the debut to be a New Version of the "Arkham Knight" to be specific but added no further details. In current continuity, Jason is having a tough time on his personal life and that would eventually turn him to become a villain, maybe?

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Renowned comic-book creators like Alex Maleev, Brian Michael Bendis, Christopher Priest, Denny O’Neil, Dustin Nguyen, Geoff Johns, Kelley Jones, Neal Adams and Paul Dini will also be collaborating with this duo on the 96-page comics.

Following his historical debut on the pages of Detective Comics #27 in 1939, Batman has become one of the most widely recognized crime-fighter of the world for generations of fans. No matter whatever era came, the Caped Crusader was always on headlines and been an industry best-seller.