Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis #1
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Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis #1

Writer: Pete Tomasi Artist: Alisson Borges Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Witness the birth of Gotham City's newest villain, the Arkham Knight, in this stunning new 6-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi, the man behind the hit series BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT and BATMAN AND ROBIN!

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 24, 2016

    Will you completely believe the Arkham Knight has every right to hate Batman? I'm not so sure. He certainly went through hell and one key scene showing Batman manipulating him early on helps show their relationship was at least at times rocky. More scenes like this would have strengthened this story and ultimately the purpose of this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 26, 2016

    All in all,Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesisis a perfect companion to the game and is recommended for those looking for one fine read when it comes to prequels. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Eric Italiano Sep 9, 2015

    Arkham Knight Genesis #1 is without question a strong opening to what looks like it may be the new, defining story of Jason Todd. Highlighting his childhood and ascension to the cape of Robin, Genesis #1 adds depth and layers to the character that the video game it is based off of severely failed to do. Had the BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT video game included this telling of Todd's upbringing, it would have added emotional layers to Todd that he truly needed in order to become a great villain. Aside from a couple of cliched one-liners, I thought this comic was wonderfully entertaining, and would highly recommend picking it up before the second issue is released. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 26, 2015

    So far, Arkham Knight - Genesis is both a worthy addition to the mythology of the game and a solid character study of Jason Todd. This prequel comic also benefits from a more focused approach than its sister series. Hopefully the lack of emotional ties between Bruce and Jason now won't impact the book as the story grows darker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 27, 2015

    Being a big Batman fan myself, I’m looking forward to reading this storyline, and seeing where Tomasi can take the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Sep 14, 2015

    This is a really solid comicby some great talent, took me back to Tomasi's classic run on Detective Comics some years ago. It'sstraightforward Batman stuff with alot of the familiar trappings tweaked just enough to pique your interest. Theart is top-notch and the colors and executed nicely. If you're a fan of thevideo game or you're just looking for a classic Batman story, you should checkthis out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 1, 2015

    Despite the familiar origin story, how Arkham Knight is in the position he's in within the game is still something I'm curious about. I'll be giving the next issue a try to see how the story progresses post origin. I'm usually a fan of most of what Peter Tomasi writes, and I'm interested in seeing more of Borges' art since his work in comics is still rather limited. If you're a fan of the Arkham Knight game and not necessarily the Batman comics, then this should hit the mark for you for multiple reasons. If you're more a fan of the comics and not the game then this may not be for you, unless of course you want to see the Ratcatcher again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair Aug 26, 2015

    Overall this was a rather simple story that filled in some minor plot points specifically how Hushs scars were virtually non-existent in the game and how Jason got his start on being Robin. I am looking forward to seeing how Jasons career continued and how his capture and torture by Joker lead him into becoming the Arkham Knight. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Aug 27, 2015

    I don't know if there was any way to wrangle a good backstory for Jason based on Arkham Knight, but this wasn't it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 27, 2015

    "Batman: Arkham Knight - Genesis" #1 is going to be a must-read for devotees of the games but, for readers looking to latch onto a new Batman adventure, it's going to prove to be a headscratcher that doesn't provide much return on investment. This is a story all about the Arkham Knight and, while it sets up his origin, it doesn't give the reader much reason for return. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ForceFelicia Feb 25, 2016

    This issue will probably appeal more to players of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game than to a general fan of Batman comics. For the latter it doesn't do a whole lot of exciting new things, but the former will probably appreciate getting a better idea of what the Arkham Knight is all about.

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