Batman most dark/disturbing stories?

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#1 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi, i always have wondered, (because i dont read comics at all) if there are Batman comics, etc , that in the case of been adapted, would have to be for Mature people, or a movie Rated R, etc, sorry for my bad english

my option is Joker, from Brian Azarello., and obviosly Arkham Asylum

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#2 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Batman: The Killing Joke was pretty disturbing.

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#3 Posted by Skewer (348 posts) - - Show Bio

The cult, the last arkham, arkham asylum living hell and there was one else worlds tale in which Bruce Wayne was a doctor running arkham asylum who lived a double life as batman and had been putting Inmates in arkham to treat them which is a pretty disturbing story if you want to see.

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#4 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18985 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman the Adam West Show

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#5 Posted by iaconpoint (1491 posts) - - Show Bio

Emperor Joker has always disturbed me.

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#6 Posted by adamrolls (46 posts) - - Show Bio

some of the stories of batman straight killing people in the 1930's stories
@Rabbitearsblog said:

I think Batman: The Killing Joke was pretty disturbing.


yep that one too...
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#7 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (2950 posts) - - Show Bio

The Batman Vampire trade, which consists of the Elseworlds Batman/Dracula: Red Rain, Batman: Bloodstorm, and Batman: Crimson Mist.

Batman: Venom

Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

Batman: Arkham Asylum

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#8 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

well, i see everything related to Arkham is pretty disturbing,

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#9 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Batman: Prey, Batman: Terror, Batman: Gothic, Batman: Sleeping. all of those are in the LOTDK

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#10 Posted by gotwillpower (718 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN said:

I think Batman: Prey, Batman: Terror, Batman: Gothic, Batman: Sleeping. all of those are in the LOTDK

This. A lot of the LOTDK stories are darker and some of my favorite Batman stories.

Also, Batman and the Monster Men is pretty dark. I really liked it, anyways.

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#11 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

yes pretty much all of the LOTDK is dark, ive almost all of them.

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#12 Edited by Shallbecomeabat (33 posts) - - Show Bio

@iaconpoint For me the only disturbing thing about that was the low quality. Urgh... Happy if you liked it, but too me it was rubbish. R.I.P. was also disturbing and dark, but you have to read Black Glove before it, to get the full effect. Oh, how I loved Black Glove and R.I.P. Batman City Of Crime, also! A great book that is sadly underappreciated and relatively unknown. It was sooooooo good! Very dark and hopeless! If you don't know it yet, you should check it out. Its by David Lapham and it was a very controversial story, but I loved it.

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#13 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1809 posts) - - Show Bio

There are several. Among them would be The Killing Joke, most Arkham related things, The Black Mirror (James Gordon Jr. creeps a lot of people out), some of Frank Miller's Batman work, Brian Azzarello's Joker, Batman: Gothic and, really, most Legends of the Dark Knight stories.

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#14 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3973 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker is for sure the most disturbing.

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#15 Posted by batshrine (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman: Tenses

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#16 Posted by JoeEddie (555 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN said:

Batman: Prey,

Next book I am going to pick up

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#17 Posted by iaconpoint (1491 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shallbecomeabat: Oh I never said it was a quality story, just the idea of Bruce being torn apart every day for who knows how long to the point he tells Sups to kill Joker then is mentally broken is a dark idea. The actual execution of the story along with the "90' s style "round robin" storytelling was crap.

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#18 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

@JoeEddie after youve read Prey, read Batman: Terror its what happens next ;)

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#19 Posted by JoeEddie (555 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN:

Have you read it yet? What are you currently reading?

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#20 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes of course ive read it, or I wouldnt recommend it hehe :) but be sure to read Prey first then Terror its it sequel. Currently im reading Batman: Confidential #22 up to #25

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#21 Posted by batshrine (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

@JoeEddie: @FatihBATMAN: If you buy the new TPB of Prey, it comes with Terror

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#22 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

nice!

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#23 Posted by JoeEddie (555 posts) - - Show Bio

@batshrine:

Thanks!

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#24 Posted by z3ro180 (8616 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman the black mirrior . Im 22 years old and i have never been scared by a book until i read that and it was freaking awesome

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#25 Posted by 3Blue_Star (192 posts) - - Show Bio

I just read Batman: The Killing Joke... It was so dark and creepy but really well written...

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#26 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

looking forward to black mirror and killing joke!

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#27 Posted by End_Boss (749 posts) - - Show Bio

@ImTheDamnBatman: "Joker" isn't reaaaally a Batman story, as the Dark Knight only shows up in the last couple pages.

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#28 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@End_Boss: well thats pure true, even that way, "Joker" is pretty good, dark and violent

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#29 Posted by End_Boss (749 posts) - - Show Bio

@anoldman: Oh yeah, "Joker" was mah-velous. Just don't want anyone going into it expecting Bats to be on every other page.

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#30 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@End_Boss: thats right,

and can you tell me if that joker was made before or after Ledger´s Joker?

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#31 Edited by End_Boss (749 posts) - - Show Bio

@anoldman: If I'm reading its Wikipedia entry correctly, it went into production slightly before The Dark Knight and released shortly after.

EDIT: To be clear, I think it was informed by Ledger's Joker, rather than the other way around.

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#32 Posted by mhanuroth (224 posts) - - Show Bio

batman arkham asylum a serious house on a serious earth only seeing the joker gives me the creeps

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#33 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN: so its like a trilogy or something?

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#34 Edited by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

hmm its a sequel..theres no third...

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#35 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

Knight Of Vengeance is pretty dark. It'd be cool to see more stories set in that reality.

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#36 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

I just literally just got off on reading Batman: Tenses #1 now onto reading #2 and maaaan its exciting!! highly recommend it for all in this thread if you like dark stuff! damn!

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#37 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatihBATMAN: thanks man c :

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#38 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

read it!!!! :O

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#39 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#40 Posted by The Stegman (34838 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Long Halloween had some good moments.

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#41 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8935 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman:City of Crime is pretty creepy once the fridge horror settles in, so was the deadman crossover and harvest breed

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#42 Posted by anoldman (121 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crom-Cruach: never heard of it

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#43 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Have you read Batman: Gothic?

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#44 Posted by chasereis (803 posts) - - Show Bio

Well actually I remember when the original Morrison Arkham HC came out, I was actually freaked out to read it because there was a urban legend saying Croc held bats down while Joker went to "work" on Bats. Of course it was just a myth, but the artwork was truly horrifying.

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#45 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah the arkham stories are horror-esque

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#46 Edited by DarKnightNoir (45 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read anything that deals with the disturbing, dark side of human nature in as powerful a style as Arkham Asylum. It's a genius inspection of the human condition. It talks about how Arkham is a mirror for Batman, but open up the lens a bit and it becomes wildly applicable to our society as a whole. Morrison as his best, really. The art is over done, but it adds instead of distracts.

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I hope everyone can see what a phenomenal commentary on identity this is...

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#47 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

That scene there looks alot like the Max Payne videogame scenes hehe!

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#48 Posted by OhItsThatGuy (798 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarKnightNoir:

That book really showed how fucked Batman truly is.

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#49 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3296 posts) - - Show Bio
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#50 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

3 pages and no Night Cries.

Wat

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