Sunday, November 12, 2017

Weekend Headlines - Batman Comic News

The ongoing narrative of the popular Batman: The Telltale Series is spinning back to comic books with a new original series scheduled to debut in February, reports IGN. Batman: Sins of the Father by Christos Gage and Raffaele Ienco is set between the first two seasons of the game, as Bruce Wayne learns that his father was part of a criminal conspiracy.

“I love the bold choices the Telltale Games folks made in their approach to Batman, by having Bruce Wayne discover his father was part of a criminal conspiracy," said Gage. "I'm excited to contribute to this world and I can't wait for fans to see Raffaele bring the story to life. He is a great match to the visual style of the game, while adding his unique, hard-hitting take to it."

This will be Ienco's first major work for DC following extensive work for Image's Top Cow imprint and Marvel.

I’m thrilled to be making my DC debut drawing such a high-profile character like Batman, as well as working alongside the fantastic Christos Gage and our editor, Jim Chadwick," said Ienco. "I can’t wait to share what Gage and I have cooked up for the fans of this series.”

Batman: Sins of the Father is scheduled to debut digitally on February 12, with a print edition coming February 21 and running for six issues.

BATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER #1
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE • Art and cover by RAFFAELE IENCO • Video game art variant cover

Based on the acclaimed video game series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.

On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US