REVIEW: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Batman) by Grant Morrison, Dave McKean

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.

Wow. That was freaking dark. The art was creepy as hell and fit with the story perfectly. I’m really glad that I read it but I’m never going to read it again and I’m not going to recommend it to anyone specifically. I’m just going to say: if you want some scary ass back story for the Batman series then read it. If you’re cool without hearing all about the creator of Arkham Asylum and his dip into insanity or I guess his brief moment with the sane then you don’t need this. If you are like me and played the video game and got just a taste but wanted more then read it. Now that that’s said it’s in your hands, dear reader. If you read it and think it was way effed up and hated it, then that’s your fault. I gave you fair warning.

3bats

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