During today’s Gotham Publishing Panel at SDCC, DC Comics unveiled a new prequel comic for the upcoming hotly-anticipated new Batman video game. Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City is a new six-issue miniseries that will set the stage for the game. The series is written by Evan Narcisse and illustrated by ABEL, and each issue of the series will include a code that can be redeemed for an in-game item; the first issue of the series will include a code for an exclusive Batcycle skin.
Here’s how DC describes Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City:
In Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City, a mysterious virus has infected Gotham City—turning its victims into rabid, yellow-irised maniacs driven to looting, theft, and bursts of anger. Batman – in his final case before his death – and his Gotham Knights struggle to keep this strange virus contained while investigating its origins.
But this is not the first time this unusual illness has overtaken the city, as the series splits between present-day Gotham City and the Gotham City of the 1800s, as The Dark Knight and his allies discover the Runaway – one of Gotham City’s earliest masked vigilantes.
The series will launch on October 25th in the United States as well as internationally in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Mexico in both single issues and eventually in July 2023 in a hardcover collection, and in Poland in collected format next year.
The first issue of Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City will sport a cover by Greg Capullo, as well as variant covers by Yanick Paquette, Christopher Mitten, and Jim Lee & Scott Williams. Check out the variant covers, as well as a preview of interior pages from the first issue, below. Look for Batman: Gotham Knights – Gilded City #1 (of 6) to arrive in stores and digitally on Tuesday, October 25th.