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.
About the Author
Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel Arkham Asylum to acclaimed runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol, as well as his subversive creator owned titles such as The Invisibles, Seaguy, Joe the Barbarian and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on JLA, Seven Soldiers of Victory and New X-Men and recently helped to reinvent the DC Universe in All-Star Superman, 52, Batman and Joe The Barbarian. He wrote the opening salvo to Superman: Action Comics and is currently writing Batman, Incorporated as a part of DC Comics’ The New 52.
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Batman Arkham Asylum 25th Anniversary based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Probably my favorite book of any kind ever. The art is the most beautiful I've seen in a comic, McKean illustrates every panel in an unprecedented way that subtly demands a reaction from the reader. Every sentence, every symbol has meaning, leaving the reader to be their own Batman and investigate the more intricate parts of the plot themselves. A must have for any Batman fan, and a great (if not abrupt) intro into the mind of Grant Morrison. Worth every penny, but not if you're looking for something light-hearted and simple.