Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth (Batman)

by Grant Morrison, Dave McKean

In this groundbreaking, painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham’s detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools Day, demanding Batman in exchange for theirhostages.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 216 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.09 out of 5
  • Published January 11th 2005 by DC Comics
  • Original Title: Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
  • ISBN: 1401204252 (ISBN13: 9781401204259)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Batman
  • Grant Morrison's Absolute Batman #1
  • Batman La Colección #20
  • 75 anos de Batman #4
  • more
  • Characters: Harvey Dent
  • Waylon Jones
  • Amadeus Arkham
  • Jonathan Crane
  • Clayface (Preston Payne)...more
  • The Mad Hatter (DC Comics)
  • Roman Sionis
  • James Gordon
  • Bruce Wayne
  • The Joker
  • Maxie Zeus...less
  • Literary Awards: Harvey Awards for Special Award for Excellence in Presentation AND nominated for Best Graphic Album & Best Artist (for Dave McKean) (1990)

In this groundbreaking, painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham’s detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and 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 own sanity is placed in jeopardy. This special anniversary edition trade paperback also reproduces the original script with annotations by Morrison and editor Karen Berger.