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Arkham Asylum : a serious house on serious earth

Author: Grant Morrison; Dave McKean; Gaspar Saladino
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, [2004]
Series: Batman.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Horror comic books, strips, etc
Superhero comics
Named Person: Batman, (Fictitious character); Batman, (Fictitious character); Batman, (Fictitious character); Joker, (Fictitious character); Joker, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant Morrison; Dave McKean; Gaspar Saladino
ISBN: 1401204244 9781401204242 1401204252 9781401204259
OCLC Number: 57560056
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.
Description: approximately 200 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: The complete graphic novel --
The original script with annotations by Grant Morrison --
Thumbnail layouts by Grant Morrison --
Afterword by editor Karen Berger --
Original covers by Dave McKean.
Series Title: Batman.
Responsibility: written by Grant Morrison ; illustrated by Dave McKean ; lettered by Gaspar Saladino ; Batman created by Bob Kane.

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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.  Read more...

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Morrison's first big commercial hit and his first shot writing Batman, a character he would spend a great deal of time with over the course of his career was this ground-breaking graphic novel Read more...

 
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