The first challenge of Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point, a brand new comedian collection launched final week, offered so many copies that it was not solely the #1 comedian for the week, however landed at #5 on Apple’s bestseller listing for all fiction. That’s rarefied air for comics, which hardly ever make it onto the general fiction bestsellers lists, and once they do it tends to be within the kind of collected editions of wildly standard mental properties like Watchmen and The Walking Dead. The bestseller listing for the week ending on April 25 was launched earlier right now, and had consideration referred to as to it by Christos Gage.
Gage, a tv author with credit that embody Arrow and Daredevil, is answerable for writing the Batman/Fortnite collection. Artist Riley Brown joins him on the collection, which sees Batman thrown into the world of Fortnite, the place he has to not solely combat for his life, however cope with the problem of making an attempt to win in a world the place he dies and is reborn each 22 minutes.
According to a current interview, by the point he lastly “beats the game,” Batman may have been in Fortnite for a minimum of every week, which is round 458 deaths, all advised. Many will probably be from the time loop, however some will come from gamers within the game who need to see the Dark Knight useless.
“For me, the challenge was the same challenge that Batman faces, which is given these obstacles — once he finds himself in the loop and time resets, or his memory resets every 22 minutes — how do you get out of that?” Gage defined elsewhere within the press convention. “It took some creative thinking. But he is Batman and he figures that he’s probably gonna figure out a way out.”
Since Batman/Fortnite is accessible free to DC Universe subscribers, suggesting that the toughest of hardcore Batman followers probably didn’t have to purchase the digital copy, not solely is the comedian’s arrival on the best-seller listing even greater information, but it surely means that some of these enormous numbers are probably coming from individuals who don’t ordinarily purchase comics. Twitter has backed this up anecdotally, and Gage could not be happier.
“Every time I see someone post that Batman/Fortnite has introduced them or someone close to them to comics I feel good,” Gage tweeted. “I realize not all will stick around, but those who will are the future of this medium I love so much.”
Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1 is now obtainable for buy at comedian retailers and digital platforms, in addition to at no cost for subscribers of DC Universe Infinite.