Cover image for Batman Arkham Asylum : a serious house on serious earth / written by Grant Morrison ; illustrated by Dave McKean.
Batman Arkham Asylum : a serious house on serious earth / written by Grant Morrison ; illustrated by Dave McKean.
Title Variants:
Serious house on serious earth.
Twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, 2014.

Physical Description:
67 pages, 162 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Cover title.

"Originally published as the graphic novel Arkham Asylum"--Page 2.

"Batman created by Bob Kane"--page 11.

Collects the comic depicting the Joker's rise to power at Arkham Asylum and the ultimatum he issues to Batman, along with supplementary material and a fully annoted script for the original graphic novel.
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1 Bob Harkins Branch BAT Graphic Novel Adult Graphic Novels

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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.

Author Notes

Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for more than twenty years, beginning with his legendary runs on the revolutionary titles ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written numerous best-sellers, including JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men, as well as the critically acclaimed creator-owned series THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. Morrison has also expanded the borders of the DC Universe in the award-winning pages of SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS and BATMAN, INC.

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