DC Comics and Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, are teaming up for a comic series that’ll feature Batman and characters from the popular video game.
Christos Gage will write Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point, “with concept and story consultation” from Donald Mustard, Chief Creative Officer of Epic. It will feature artwork by Reilly Brown, Christian Duce, Nelson DeCastro and John Kalisz.
“When DC first approached me about doing a Batman/Fortnite series I thought it would be a lot of fun,” said Gage. ”After speaking with Donald and discovering just how deeply we’d be diving into the secrets behind the world of Fortnite, I was amazed! This series will reveal things about Fortnite that have never been seen or heard before yet are very much part of the canon of the game.”
Each print issue of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will include a redeemable code for DC-themed Fortnite digital items, inspired by the events in the comic, starting with the new Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit. U.S. subscribers to DC Universe Infinite will be able to read the series for free and get the bonus digital codes. Fans who redeem all six codes can unlock a new Armored Batman Zero Outfit for their Fortnite character.
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point will also launch in print day and date (including the item codes), published in the native languages of the following territories: Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and the Czech Republic.
Here’s the description from DC:
A crack splits the sky above Gotham City… a tear in reality itself. This rift pulls the Dark Knight into a bizarre and unfamiliar world, with no memory of who he is or where he came from…Batman has been drawn into Fortnite!
As he fights to recall his past and escape an endless loop of chaos and struggle, he’ll come face-to-face with the likes of Renegade Raider, Fishstick, Bandolier, and more. While the world’s greatest detective strives to make sense of this strange new world, he’ll uncover the shocking truth about the Island, what lies beyond the Loop, and how everything is connected to the mysterious Zero Point.
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point uncovers secrets never before revealed in game or anywhere else! Every fan of Batman, Fortnite, stunning art and edge-of-your-seat excitement won’t want to miss the Caped Crusader facing off against Fortnite champions on the Island, in a desperate attempt to save not only himself, but other familiar faces from the DCU…and perhaps the Multiverse itself!
“When developing this project with DC, our mutual goal from day one has been to tell an awesome and authentic Batman story first and foremost,” said Mustard. “Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point explores what would happen if you trapped the World’s Greatest Detective somewhere with no memory of who he is, in an environment that’s constantly changing. I can’t wait for readers to discover all the surprises, twists, and mysteries that we have in store for them!”
You can check out some preview pages for the project below. The six-issue miniseries kicks off April 20 and will be released bi-weekly.