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Arkham Asylum

A Serious House on Serious Earth
Morrison, Grant (Paperback - 2004)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Morrison, Grant
Statement of Responsibility: [written by Grant Morrison ; illustrated by Dave McKean ; lettered by Gaspar Saladino ; Batman created by Bob Kane]
Title: Arkham Asylum
a serious house on serious earth
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2004
Edition: 15th anniversary ed
Characteristics: ca. 200 p. . : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Notes: In addition to the material originally published in 1989, this edition includes the full script with annotations by Grant Morrison, thumbnail layouts by Grant Morrison, original covers by Dave McKean, and an afterword by Karen Berger
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: Batman (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc Batman (Fictitious character) Adversaries Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Horror comic books, strips, etc
Topical Term: Batman (Fictitious character)
Batman (Fictitious character)
Additional Contributors: McKean, Dave
Alternate Title: Batman : Arkham Asylum
LCCN: 2006276659
ISBN: 1401204244
9781401204242
1401204252
9781401204259
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC M
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One of the more interesting Batman stories to date, Arkham Asylum features some very dark imagery, interesting art work, and well written dialogue. If you liked the gritty and sometime uncomfortable feel of the most recent Batman movies, this might be for you.

Jul 06, 2013
  • GeekyMeagz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You kind to have to bear with the font with this read. I found it hard to read at times and had to go over it a few but to me it kind of made it more of a compelling graphic novel to read. Each character had "their own" kind of font exuding what they are like as a character. The story and art is definitely for a mature or adult crowd. I liked how they incorporated some of the back story of Arkham into it. It's a dark and gritty read.

Apr 09, 2010
  • doubleplanet rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Crazy art and creative type for the dialogue -- but because of the latter, it needs subtitles. I gave up on reading it -- trying to interpret the dialogue slowed my reading down to a crawl, and I got bored.

I also found the "Is Batman a great man or just insane?" personal-angst theme really hackneyed. Readers who've never really thought about that may find the notion absorbing.

Although I was more frustrated than intrigued by this story, the graphic elements definitely invoke a mood!

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