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Arkham Asylum

a serious house on serious earth

  • 4.00 ·
  • 12 Ratings
  • 22 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 14 Have read

Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth (often shortened to Batman: Arkham Asylum) is a Batman graphic novel written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean. The story follows the vigilante Batman, who is called upon to quell a maddening riot taking place in the infamous Arkham Asylum, a psychiatric hospital housing the most dangerous supervillains in Gotham City. Inside, Batman confronts many of his enduring rogues gallery, such as the Joker, Two-Face, and Killer Croc. As Batman ventures deeper, he discovers the origin of how the asylum was established, the history of its founder Amadeus Arkham, and the supernatural and psychological mystery that has been haunting the mansion.

Upon its release, the graphic novel garnered commercial and wide critical acclaim and is considered by many to be one of the greatest Batman stories of all time, and one of the best works in Grant Morrison's career. Morrison's narrative and Dave McKean's artistic style were described as more mature, unique, psychologically-driven and horror-oriented take on the Batman mythos and the distinctiveness from other conventional superhero works.[1] The graphic novel would later become the definitive story of Arkham Asylum, a critical part of the Batman mythos. The critically acclaimed, similarly titled video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, the first game in the Batman: Arkham series, was partially influenced by the graphic novel.[2]

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English
Pages
128

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Arkham Asylum: a serious house on serious earth
1990, DC Comics Inc., TITAN BOOKS LTD
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Published in
New York
Series
Batman

Classifications

Library of Congress
PN6728.B36 M6725 2004

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18049941M
Internet Archive
arkhamasylumseri0000morr
ISBN 10
1852862807
LCCN
2006276659
OCLC/WorldCat
57560056
Library Thing
5692
Goodreads
1424350

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