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Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison

Arkham Asylum

by Grant Morrison (Writer), Dave McKean (Illustrator)

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Series: Batman, Arkham Asylum (1)

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Yes, it evolved comics, but I'm really not a fan of "everything's symbolic, see…" storytelling. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
Graphic novel
  stevholt | Nov 19, 2017 |
Pretty dense stuff. It's still clear that Batman is a rather ridiculous character to put into such a dark, psychological story, and Morrison's script notes in the back confirm that the artist, Dave McKean, felt this way. Speaking of whom, his art here is as good as ever, which is saying something. Even in the somewhat confusing/pretentious parts of the story, the gorgeous art pulls you through. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
The art in here is awesome. I love it. It's so different and unexpected. Nothing like the typical comic book art you normally see. I just studied the pages forever.

The story is great too. I love it. Everything about it is awesome.

READ IT! ( )
  Shahnareads | Jun 21, 2017 |
  nerdythor | May 30, 2017 |
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Morrison, GrantWriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKean, DaveIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Berger, KarenEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Saladino, GasparLetterersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
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From the journals of Amadeus Arkham: In the years following my father's death, I think it's true to say that the house became my whole world.
I see now the virtue in madness, for this country knows no laws nor any boundary
I pity the poor shades confined to the Euclidean prison that is sanity
All things are possible here and I am what madness has made me
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Led by the Joker, the inmates have taken over Arkham Asylum, Gotham's mental illness detention center, and are holding the staff hostage. Their demands are many, but one stands out: they want Batman ... in there ... with them. Batman takes their challenge to save the hostages, but risks losing his own sanity in the process. Includes the annoted script for the comic and original page layouts.… (more)

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