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ISBN13: 9781401204259
ISBN10: 1401204252
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With creepy, spooky art, and sinister, suspenseful text, I. N. J. Culbard brings new life—and death—to H. P. Lovecrafts psychological mystery of forbidden knowledge and pursuits. Young Charles Dexter Ward is fascinated by the history of Joseph Curwen, his wizard ancestor of the 17th century. Curwen was notorious for haunting graveyards, practicing alchemy, and never aging! Ward cant help his fixation: He himself looks just like Curwen. In an attempt to duplicate his ancestors cabbalistic feats, he resurrects the fearsome Curwen . . . and then the true horror begins!

Praise for The Case of Charles Dexter Ward:

“Culbard triumphs in bringing to life a story that isn't inherently visual…. Another success by one of the best modern translators of the endlessly popular scribe.” —Booklist

“This is really the best way to enjoy Lovecraft.” —Boing Boing

“Culbard brings the classic tale to life, and his work will very likely entice readers who enjoy the macabre to seek out the original novel.” —PublishersWeekly.com

“If youre looking for chills, you'll find them here.” —Scripps Howard News Service

“Culbard illustrates this tale of life everlasting—replete with ancient lore and sinister networks crossing the boundaries of reason, morality and science—in appropriately dark and lurid colors.” —The Milwaukee Shepherd Express

“It's been something of a renaissance for H.P. Lovecraft comics over the last couple of years thanks to SelfMadeHero.” —Houston Press “Art Attack” blog

“Were giving it an ichor-dripping thumbs up.” —The Austin Chronicle “Under the Covers” blog

 

“Rich details in his drawings cull out the storys shadows and the sadness that lurks behind the fearsome details. Culbard masterfully controls the pacing as well, creating suspense and shock through his elegant pages.” —Graphic Novel Reporter

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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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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.

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401204259
Author:
Morrison, Grant
Publisher:
SelfMadeHero
Author:
Culbard, I.N.J.
Author:
Morrison, Grant
Author:
Lovecraft, H.P.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Subject:
Super Heroes
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
graphic novel;comics;batman;fiction;superheroes;superhero;comic;horror;grant morrison;dc comics;joker;insanity;comic book;comic books;dave mckean;fantasy;psychology;art;madness;crime;arkham asylum;20th century;dc universe;the joker;mental illness;detectiv
Subject:
graphic novel;comics;batman;fiction;superheroes;superhero;comic;horror;grant morrison;dc comics;joker;insanity;comic book;comic books;dave mckean;fantasy;psychology;art;madness;crime;arkham asylum;20th century;dc universe;the joker;mental illness;detectiv
Subject:
graphic novel;comics;batman;fiction;superheroes;superhero;comic;horror;grant morrison;dc comics;joker;insanity;comic book;comic books;dave mckean;fantasy;psychology;art;madness;crime;arkham asylum;20th century;dc universe;the joker;mental illness;detectiv
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Batman
Publication Date:
20130409
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 0.75 in
Age Level:
13-22

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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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