Comic Review: Batman Arkham Asylum A Serious House On Serious Earth
An in depth look into Arkham Asylum and the mentally unbalanced patients who dwell with in. This ground breaking title from DC is written by Grant Morrison (The Invisibles, Batman Inc.) and illustrated by Kevin McKean (Violent Cases, Black Orchid).
The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over the building and are demanding one thing–Batman. The leader of the group is Joker, who gives Batman one hour to escape before the inmates are sent to hunt him. A dark take on the psychology of these patients including Two-Face, Mad Hatter and Clayface amongst many others.
This series really changed the way we looked at many of Batman’s adversaries. Rather than just being “the bad guys”, they are people with legitimately unstable mental thought processes. The artwork takes this idea with illustrations straight out someone’s bad dreams. It leaves you with a sense of dread and apprehension. Be sure to check this out, especially if you’re a fan of Grant Morrison.