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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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4.75 stars 4.75/5 Stars Average score of 6 user reviews

A Visual Treat 0

This is the book that sparked my brand new love-affair with graphic novels. I have a hard time believing I've never read this before. I think it would be impossible for me to write a review about Arkham Asylum without mentioning the art of Dave McKean. I've always been a huge fan of McKean's work and of course this graphic novel is no exception. Every single panel from the first to the last page is breathtakingly illustrated and perfectly conveys the dark and twisted tone of the story. Everythin...

2 out of 2 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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