DC Comics is releasing an official prequel comic book series to the upcoming video game ‘Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.’ While the game will pit players against JL members, the limited comic series will instead take them into Gotham City and into Arkham Asylum.
“Before the Suicide Squad takes on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, find out how this Task Force X roster came together in Suicide Squad: Kill Arkham Asylum, the official prequel limited series to the highly anticipated video game from Warner Bros. Games, Rocksteady Studios, and DC,” DC Comics said in a statement.
“In this five-issue limited series, Amanda Waller has taken control of the recently rebuilt Arkham Asylum, and her brutal tactics and merciless methods have led to the most secure facility Gotham City has ever seen. But remember that this is Amanda Waller, and she’s always got an angle. Arkham is part of her latest “recruitment drive,” and she’s looking for the strongest, smartest, and most brutal inmates in the asylum to serve her as new members of Task Force X,” they continued.
As a bonus, the print version of the issues will feature a digital code that will give you a free cosmetic that will be downloadable for the video game.
“The debut issue is written by John Layman (Batman Eternal, Detective Comics, Image Comics’ Chew) with art by Jesús Hervás (Are You Afraid of Darkseid?). Dan Panosian provides the main cover, with an open-to-buy variant cover by Ariel Olivetti,” DC added.
Comic book artists Kyle Hotz, Steve Beach, and David Nakayama will also be illustrating variant covers for the first issue.
The first issue of the comic book will be released on May 30 with the video game becoming available on May 26.
They also released a first look at the first issue’s main cover:
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