Hello and welcome to the newest installment of the World of Bats, the Batman Book Club!
We’re starting a little earlier than normal because today is a special occasion – the launch of DC Universe Infinite! Look at everything, so bright and shiny! Maybe a little too shiny…
But anyway! This week and for the next weeks after, we’re going to be covering some of the classic titles that have come from the Infinite relaunch. For now, we’re starting with a personal favorite of mine, “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, or as it was originally called: “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth.”
One of the greatest Batman stories ever told, Batman: Arkham Asylum is back in a new edition of the classic hardcover! The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over and are demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of The Joker, the Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the asylum. Includes newly remastered artwork by Dave McKean, available for the first time in this format.
You can find the link to the graphic novel HERE!
NOTE: On the page for the book it lists the book as 228 pages, which sounds like a lot. However, the story itself is about 110 pages, with the rest being backmatter – including a cover gallery, the original script by Grant Morrison, and behind the scenes material on how the pages were remastered. So if you just want to read the story, you don’t have that much to deal with – I’ll probably be posting a lot of stuff from that backmatter here anyway.
So we’ll be reading this book from 2021-01-21T06:00:00Z → 2021-01-29T06:00:00Z
So be sure to tell us your thoughts about this book here! Have you read this book before? Does it live up to the crazy hype of the cover blurb? What do you think this book is about? Any thoughts you have, let’s dig into this bad boy like Mad Dog Hawkins!