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Batman: Arkham Asylum


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ISBN13: 9781401204259
ISBN10: 1401204252
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The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention center for the criminally insane on April Fool's Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight's must face down both his most dangerous foes and his inner demons.This is the critically acclaimed Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean. The classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses, this story is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker.ARKHAM ASYLUM includes groundbreaking art that influenced scores of artists by introducing a new school of storytelling and technique to comics. This special edition also includes Morrison's complete original script, annotated by Morrison and editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, step-by-step samples of how the story and art came together and much more.


Batman: Arkham Asylum is Batman on the cutting edge, as he faces not only his most dangerous foes but his own inner demons as well. Full-color illustrations.

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Rodney Wilder, May 6, 2014 (view all comments by Rodney Wilder)
Chillingly disturbing. The 'Watchmen' equivalent of the Batman universe, 'Arkham Asylum' brings some horrifically deep-seated issues to the surface, displaying Batman as nothing so much as a human - suffering on the same plane as the rest of us.
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James Samson, November 1, 2007 (view all comments by James Samson)
A tale of a twisted mind. Every time that Bruce Wayne places someone in the asylum, one asks themselves how much different is a man in a bat suit than those who are locked up in straight-jackets? This book explores Batman's psychology and the art is quite reflective of this twisted tale. An excellent read and is filled with some of the most interesting Batman imagery to come along, and possibly some of Grant Morrison's most exciting ideas. A must-read for any one who ever wondered what goes on behind the mask or is just looking for a different take on the dark knight.
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Morrison, Grant
DC Comics
Morrison, Grant
Fantasy - General
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Super Heroes
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