Newsarama has posted an interview with Carlos D'Anda. D'Anda is the artist on the series Batman: Arkham City and has also contributed ideas to the game itself. Here are the highlights from the interview.
Newsarama: Carlos, can you start by hinting at what gamers and comic fans going to see as the Arkham City comic progresses that they might not get from just playing either game?
Carlos D'Anda: The comic book will bridge the story of what happens between Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Batman: Arkham City, and all the 'behind the scenes' and Gotham City drama of how the facilities in Arkham City came to be, so for any fan of Arkham Asylum, I think this book will provide a pretty cool 'prequel' to the upcoming game.
Newsarama: Would you say that one needs to have played Batman: Arkham Asylum to understand the Arkham City comic?
Carlos D'Anda: I think the story could stand on its own, but knowing the 'universe' of Batman: Arkham Asylum makes it much more 'alive' I think… if you've played the game, you have that awesome game experience ingrained in your memory, from the creepy interiors of Arkham, the 'cinema sequences' from the game, the soundtrack etc. So as I draw on these issues, I am hoping to add to that specific universe, and the flavor that the first game created so amazingly.
Newsarama: Paul Dini is the author of both the game and comic versions of Batman: Arkham City, how was it working with a writer who’s now on his second revamp of the entire Batman franchise?
Carlos D'Anda: I really couldn't ask for more… Paul has been breathing and eating Batman for so many years… he KNOWS these characters inside and out, and really, who better to write Harley? I am having a blast working with Mr. Dini!
For the entire interview, head over to Newsarama. Batman: Arkham City #1 is currently available in stores now.
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