Do you even need me to describe this? Look at that art, man. It speaks for itself.
Get a good, long look. (The other two cover versions are below.) This is the box art you’ll be looking for on October 18th, when Batman: Arkham City finally hits store shelves.
I just love the look of this whole marketing campaign. What do you want in your Batman? You want tough-as-nails, genius married to brute strength and infinite reserves of fearlessness. And this image conveys all of that brilliantly. The little detail of blood on Batman’s knuckles is just perfect. This is a Batman who’s about to get real on some bad guys.
Does anybody know who’s creating these black-and-white promotional images for Batman: Arkham City? I have no idea if it was someone on staff at Rocksteady Studios or maybe some hip ad agency. I can’t find any official credit for the images anywhere. DC Comics attributes this comic book cover, done in the same style, to the game’s visual designer, Carlos D’Anda. But more than one cover was made available for that comic book, so it’s inconclusive.
If anyone knows who the artist responsible is, please let us know in the Comments!