Last year, Telltale Games released a game based on one of the most recognizable characters of all time, Batman. Currently, the studio is in the middle of the second season of their Batman series, Batman: The Enemy Within. Just recently, however, it was announced that DC themselves will be making a series of comics based in the world of Telltale’s adaptation of Batman. Note that this article will contain some spoilers for Batman: The Telltale Series.
One of the main plot points in Telltale’s version of the Batman story is that Bruce Wayne’s father was actually part of a covered-up, mob conspiracy. Writer Christos Gage, who has written for such franchises as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Daredevil, has signed on to write for the comics, which will take place in between Season One and The Enemy Within (Season Two) to help bridge the gap between the two stories. Gage states, “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. I’m excited to contribute to this world and I can’t wait for fans to see Raffaele [Ienco] bring the story to life.”
Raffaele Ienco, who has drawn for Fantastic Four and Black Knight, will be doing the art for the comics and states, “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. I can’t wait to share what Gage and I have cooked up for the fans of this series.”
The comic series will be called Batman: Sins of the Father and will span twelve chapters over the course of six physical releases. IGN explains that each chapter will be released digitally first, with a physical copy containing two chapters being released every two chapters. The first chapter is scheduled to be released digitally on February 12, 2018, with a new chapter coming out every other week. The first of six physical releases is scheduled for February 21, 2018.