The Dark Knight Rises
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Art: Jorge Jimenez
A curious exercise, The Dark Knight Rises’ motion comic prequel was made exclusively available on Nokia Windows phones, so practically nobody saw it. It was released along with another app, Batman Origins, giving Nokia users brief retellings of the origin stories for Catwoman, Bane and The Scarecrow.
You didn’t really miss anything. While early indications seemed to be that the Prologue would elaborate on the movie’s opening, setting up how Bane executed the plot to take Dr Pavel hostage, essentially all it did was recreate the film’s first few minutes as a Flash animation. We see a burning city in the background at one point, but nobody addresses what city it is or why it's burning (except, we suppose, as a nod to the League Of Shadows' self-proclaimed city-toppling mission).
So the best and pretty much only extra nugget of plot from in between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises can be found in Greg Cox’s novelisation. Want to know what happened to The Joker? According to Cox, he’s now the only resident of the otherwise abandoned Arkham Asylum, guarded like Rudolph Hess in Spandau, by a single guard. That, right there, is a movie in itself. Someone?