Review: Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 by Peter J. Tomasi

Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 1 by Peter J. Tomasi

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



Ugh. I just feel drained after reading this. It’s not the worst thing ever, and parts of it are almost passable. Also, considering it’s a video game spin-off? Ehhhh. It definitely could have been even lamer than it was. But not by much.
Still, it was a snooze-fest.


Here are a few examples of some of the GREAT lines…

Batman: I’ll sleep when I’m dead, Alfred.
Joker: There are no cheat codes and no extra life. It’s game over.
Killer Croc: I’ll find Batman and feast on his bones! But first…dinner!


Not to mention the GREAT cameo appearances…

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, and (newcomer!) Tweedle Die. *cough*
The Abramovici Twins! sigh
And Kid Shark! The fuck?! Kid Shark Seriously?!


Ok, I don’t play these games (or any games), but I understand the basic plot. And I’m pretty sure, after watching my kids get all shrivelly and allergic to the sun over the years, that I understand how these games work.
Batman + Villains + Arkham = Hours with a Controller
From what I gather, these are pretty fun if you’re a gamer. At the very least, it looks incredibly cool.


Why DC feels the need to put out these dorky companion comics is just beyond my comprehension. If someone (who has never read a comic) wants to get into Batman because they’ve played the game, then this is the last title you want them to dive into.


Right now, Batman titles are rocking DC’s world. There is quite literally no need for this shit.
No offense to Tomasi. I’m sure he did the best he could. Not really.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital copy.

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