Arkham Asylum HC Alternate Scan, UK edition (1989).cbr
Arkham Asylum HC (1989).cbr
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It's the BATMAN. It's darker than some. It's reputed to be great. I haven't had time to read it yet. Suggested for mature readers. Some people think "Mature Comic Book Reader" is an oxymoron. But we know better!
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Originally, Arkham Asylum was used only to house genuinely insane characters - the Joker and Two-Face were inmates from its very first appearance - but over the course of the 1980s a trend was established of having the majority of Batman's supervillain opponents end up at Arkham, whether or not they were actually insane. This is likely due to some of the facility's high-tech features that make it more efficient to hold a villain such as Clayface there than in another prison. Nearly all of Batman's enemies have spent some time in Arkham.
Other DC Universe publications that feature Arkham Asylum and its inmates include Alan Moore's Swamp Thing (wherein Jason Woodrue -- The Floronic Man -- is detained) and The Sandman by Neil Gaiman, wherein John Dee (Doctor Destiny) escapes to wreak havoc on both the 'real' and 'dream' worlds.
Arkham has also been featured in varying capacities in a number of high profile DC miniseries events, such as Identity Crisis, Day of Vengeance, Countdown, and Crisis on Infinite Earths among others.
This is not all the arkham stories there are nor even all I have, but it's what I have of the Batman stories (excepting the ones in the ongoing series).
Arkham Asylum HC (1989)
Arkham Asylum HC Alternate Scan, UK edition (1989)
Arkham Asylum-Tales Of Madness (1998)
The Batman of Arkham Elseworlds (2000)
Arkham Asylum-Living Hell (2003) - 6 issue mini.
For those new - Elseworld titles are what if stories, what If superman had landed in Russia, what if Batman had had sense enough not to take on a robin :lol:. They have nothing to do with the main stories about the characters.