Batman: Arkham Asylum #1

    Batman: Arkham Asylum » Batman: Arkham Asylum #1 - A Serious House on Serious Earth released by DC Comics on November 1989.

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    A Serious House on Serious Earth last edited by palsunstar on 06/07/23 09:48PM View full history

    Arkham Asylum; A Serious House On Serious Earth.

    In this painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's mental illness detention center on April Fool's Day and demand Batman in exchange for their prisoners. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Two Face and many other of his sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Darknight Detective's own sanity is in jeopardy.

    Also has an afterword by Karen Berger, Morrisons full script and his thumbnail layouts for most of the story, as he originally envisioned it.


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    You must tour Akham one of these days, why not today? 0

    So I was going back and forth on whether I should review this or Batman #663 otherwise known as the issue with only like four images. It's prose, yo. I decided to go with this one simply because I figured I could write more about it. Written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean it's a pretty well known comic book which has sold a ton of copies. It's also pretty polarizing but most people do seem to love it.The GoodThe story is actually pretty straightforward, everyone's clown prince...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    My favorite Batman book of all time. 0

       I first gained knowledge of this book when I was looking through a list of "Best Batman books to read" on a website. I set a mental note of it, but decided to read pretty much all the other Batman greats first. At first, when I got this book I didn't want to like it. In fact I lost the very little bit of enthusiasm I had for reading this book as soon as I laid it on the table. Naturally, I forgot that the book was even there a few minutes later, but it continued to lay on the table in my room...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    The Book that inspired the Game 20 years later. 0

    DC released a game that is a modern version of this grissy Batman Tale.  The basic plot, Joker now runs Arkham Asylum.  Invites Batman to have some fun in the fun house.  Batman comes and saves the day.   Those are where the book and game meet in plot points.  The game written by Paul Dini is a fun an great way to expose yourself to the Batman's famed Rogue Gallery.  This book may just be Grant Morrison's first book where he came to the level of writing he is famed for.  This story really messes...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
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