It’s Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison against Gotham City!

This fall, the world of FOREVER EVIL expands as a Batman-less Gotham serves as the setting for a war that will turn the city inside out. Written by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Scott Eaton and Jaime Mendoza, FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR is a limited 6-issue series that launches next month.

“The main characters of ARKHAM WAR are Bane and Scarecrow, each one leading their respective army against the other for control of Gotham in their own inimitable ways. The Bane and Scarecrow one-shots set up their master plans and lead directly into ARKHAM WAR. And I'm pulling outta the toy chest an amazing amount of villains and using exactly who serves the story I wanna tell with even a surprise or two!” Tomasi told MTV GEEK when they exclusively announced the miniseries earlier this summer.

“Arkham War boiled down to its essence is the two sides of Gotham's villainy, power and psychosis, drawn together into a violent and brutal conflict and show that without its legendary protector, even a dark city like Gotham in the best of times, without Batman, would fall right over into the abyss,” the writer continued.

In the gallery above, take a first look at the interior art for FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #1, and in the comments section below, sound off about whose side you’re on.

FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #1 arrives in stores on October 9.