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Comic Book For 'Batman: Dark Tomorrow'

by Thomas on Oct. 21, 2002 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT

Japan-based videogame publishing powerhouse Kemco and comic book giant DC Comics announced together that they will create a limited edition, two-part comic book that will serve as a prequel to the storyline of Kemco's upcoming action/adventure title, "Batman: Dark Tomorrow." The first of two collectible comic books will be included as a pack-in within top-tier platform-specific enthusiast publications, distributing over 1.4 million comic books nationwide.

The comic pack-in for each of the publications will have a cover created exclusively for that magazine. The second, digest-size comic book will be included in the retail game package and limited to the first production run of the game, and will feature a custom cover for each of the three platforms.

"Batman: Dark Tomorrow" is the first modern Batman video game to date based not on the movie or animation series, but on the original DC Comics comic book.

"We are incredibly excited to be working on a project of this magnitude with DC Comics," said Glenn Halseth, vice president of sales and marketing of Kemco. "Creating this custom, limited-edition collectible comic book assures core gamers and Batman fans alike that we are developing and publishing a game that will represent Batman as intended by his original creators."

DC Comics assembled an all-star creative team to design the custom two-part comic book, including Batman and "Batman: Dark Tomorrow" writer Scott Peterson, industry veteran Rick Burchett, known for his work on Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and the Justice League of America, Colorist David Baron, Group Editor of Creative Services Martin Pasko, and Associate Producer Multimedia Publishing Michael Siglain.

In "Dark Tomorrow" Batman must use all of his skills, both mental and physical, as well as a variety of gadgets, to defeat some of his most infamous adversaries, including Poison Ivy, Killer Croc and many others. In addition, he must infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue Police Commissioner James Gordon. During this time, Batman has to piece together clues to discover the mastermind behind these seemingly unrelated events and stop an evil plan that threatens the fate of the entire world!

David McKillips, vice president of advertising for DC Comics stated: "It was important for DC Comics to bring together a superlative creative team to work on these original comics, a team that would parallel the strength of our strategic partnership with Kemco."

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