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Batman Video Game Drives Book Sales

4353_180x270.jpgAs Julia Child‘s recent bestseller status proved, a popular movie can always drive blockbuster book sales. But today, the NY Times recorded what may be a first for publishing–a video game pushed sales higher for a classic comic book.

Grant Morrison and Dave McKean‘s dark, psychologically-complex book, “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” was released in 1989, but a special edition just debuted at #10 on the paperback Graphic Books Bestseller List. A brand new video game by the same name debuted in stores this week, sending a new generation of video game fans scrambling to the bookstore.

Here’s more from the article: “[It is] an electronic adventure which pits the Dark Knight against his deranged foes. The game has received many positive reviews and boasts some incredible graphics. A confrontation between Batman and Harley Quinn can be previewed here.”

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