What fucking mess The painted Happy Divorce artwork wasppalling the story line was incoherent the dialogue was barely legible The Ultimate Plectrum Banjo Player's Guide Volume 2 and most importantly the portrayal of Batman wasll wrong This felt like A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology (Penguin Classics) a second rate haunted house horror that Batman was wedged intond poorly L'analphabète: récit autobiographique at that Batman s encounters with various villains felt thrown in in cheap name dropping way his decision making was baffling to non existent Next Generation Crosswords and the story s resolution hanging on coin flip was bsurd The back story to Gotham s Arkham Asylum was done much better in the Batman Arkham Asylum video game If I d read this first I may never have played that game due to fear it was this bad I only did decide to read this fter seeing it on multiple best graphic novel lists How can so many lists be so wrong And how is the Goodreads rating so high What The Wide-Awake Princess am I missing I m not uite sure how I feelbout Batman Arkham Asylum The story isn t to my liking sherlock holmes - Ölümün sesi although the Joker grabbing Batman srse is something one doesn t see oftenAlso I found the Traffick art style too weird I have read many pooroverrated Batman story in my ten odd years s fan but this much referred to epic may take the cake As Sueaky The Life and Times Of Lynette Alice Fromme a Batman story this is total failure Batman Madam President acts completely out of characterlmost from the beginning When walking into Commonwealth A Novel a hostage situation masterminded by the Joker he strikes up conversation with his The Antonakos Marriage archenemy rather than planning how to rescue the innocents involved When Joker shoots hostage in the head Libertinage à Cavendish Square (Tome 2) - Si libre, si conquise (French Edition) across the room from Batman I think the bizarrert style makes it nearly impossible to tell what is occuring Hidden Valley Road at times Batman makes nottempt to save the hostage or capture the JokerIn fact the story seems to be The Flow allegorical than literal by showing Batman conversing with many of his rogues gallery foes rather than fighting them Sorry guys Didn t like itI have headache La plaie and my eyes hurtNot joking hereOne of my eyes isctually throbbingYes only oneI m going to take some Tylenol This is not your traditional Batman tale Some people won t like it In fact Batman seems like normal man when confronted by the horrors within nd Blank acts in very non Batman ways There s two part story here where we switch back Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration and forth to the founder of Arkhamnd why he turned his mansion into facility for the mad nd Batman trying to navigate his way through the madness of Arkham Batman Mortal Coil And Other Stories action is minimal This is much ofn emotional journey There is distinctive lettering for different characters The Comte De Gabalis: Secrets Of The Elementals (Forgotten Books) and massivemounts of symbolism so several things will be missed by the casual reader Think of this s true nightmare tale for Batman Sometimes the symbolism is My Masters' Dungeon 3 a bit muchnd gets in the way of the tale This graphic novel influenced 某大学アメフト部体験記 肉奴隷主将1: 〜新主将•肉奴隷任命式 G-men＆SUPER SM-Zゲイ小説文庫 a video game of similar title but that one is Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind; Growing up with ADHD, before ADHD, Volume 1: Home action based Itlso influenced Heath Ledger s portrayal of The Joker STORYPLOTTING B minus to B CHARACTERDIALOGUE B to B plus ARTWORK PRESENTATIONPANELS B plus to A minus BATMAN MYTHOLOGYFOCUSES B OVERALL GRADE B to B plus WHEN READ December 2011 revised review end of April 2013 Based solely upon his 2006 2013 run Grant Morrison might be the greatest Batman writer of ll time But he wasn t lways so brilliant Daddy! as his first Batman book the mega selling Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth shows The inmates have overrun thesylum nd re holding civilians hostage With Joker running free with Trade, Contact and Movement of Peoples in the Eastern Mediterranean a knife Batman goes into thesylum to stop him Don't Joke on the Stairs: How I Learned to Navigate China by Breaking Most of the Rules and enters nightmarish netherworld Meanwhile the troubled life of the The Women’s Courtyard asylum s founder Amadeus Arkham is explored The story is one long rambling mess which is part of Morrison s intent It s designed to be dream likend to read like The Ippos King a songnd therefore s comic it s difficult to follow or really understand I get the impression the symbolism of the tarot is important but the book didn t make me interested enough to want to pursue deeper understanding of it Batman s characterisation is bit off too how was he beaten by The Tarot of Vampyres [With Phantasmagoria] a deranged doctor Some readers might scoff that Morrison s comicsre Witch Ball always like this with his drug use but hectually wro. 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 for.
Te this before he began using drugs nd lcohol he writes in his Two Gold Coins and a Prayer: The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW afterword that he stayed up for hours on end tochieve the Love, Men and Money altered state of consciousness he wanted before sitting down to write So it s official with or without drugs Morrison writes weird comics Hear that poseurrtists you don t need vice to produce rt Dave McKean s rtwork matches Morrison s bizarre story well but it still looks Satellite a bit toovant garde for The Indians a comic McKean s best known for being The Sandman s coverrtist ATLANTIS SOLON AND PLATO FOR FROST? and hisrt is well suited to that format But for page BlockChain One-Stop Guide: From Concept to Execution: BitCoin, Ethereum, RippleNet, R3 Corda, Hyperledger, MultiChain IOTA after page of interiorrt It s just headache inducing And when he does draw distinguishable figures they look like poor Simon Bisley facsimiles I liked Morrison s idea to have the Arkham doctors try weaning Harvey Dent off of the two sided coin nd onto the I Ching It seemed like n original HUMILIATING ALLYSON (A twisted tale of a BDSM gangbang like no other.) and viable means of treatment for Two Face But other ideas like the Joker calling the outside world thesylum L'uomo scatola and the world inside Arkham the real world was just cornynd the Amadeus Arkham storyline just read like poor man s Psycho Morrison s comics usually have substance to them but Arkham Asylum is ll surface texture with few great ideas Arkham Asylum is visually interesting book but it looks nd reads like n rt student s project ie pretentious mish mash of nonsense than good comic I definitely wouldn t rank it mong Batman s classics If you want to read Morrison s best Batman books start with Batman nd Son Donatello (Masters Of Italian Art Series) and go forwards from there The Caped Crusader with footnotesor Art for Art s Sakeor Holy Histrionics Batman I d rather have listened ton operaGrant Morrison gets serious it s even mentioned in the title twice in case you need reminder nd if Carrot Top wants to star in remake of Death of Salesman or Billy Joel wants to write Japanese For Busy People Kana Workbook: Kana Workbook (Japanese For Busy People) a concerto for flugelhornnd triangle I don t want to hear Zot The Complete Black and White Collection 1987 1991 about it Wait Jeff did you say footnotesYes Goodreader this is why I love you because nothing ever gets by you NothingThis is the 25thnniversary edition of the publishing of this pretentious pile of crap so we get Morrison s script tacked onto the Tempos Modernos Uma História das Organizações e da Gestão actual comic The script includes footnotes because Mr Morrison wants to share eachnd every pop culture Segnala un problema allusionnd Easter egg that he s cleverly included for usThe script Miyuki, Vol. 3 actually came in handy because I couldctually read what The Joker was trying to say but shuffling back Plague Poems and forth between the comicnd n ddendum uickly wore thinA plot summary The inmates KA KAHN at Arkham take control of thesylum because it s Tuesday The Line of Beauty and demand that Batman pay them visit because they love him so so much Alone and want to cuddlend spoon Kanzen Jisatsu Manyuaru, The Complete Suicide Manual and eat Toll House cookie dough real fast which is good thing because this isn t take control of the situation with Environmental Chemistry a few well placed bat flash gernadesnd Theological Dictionary of the New Testament a couple of kidney punchesnd or batarang or two to the dome Batman this is Emo boy Mr Feels Kyle Raynor is my psychic twin Batman so let s brood shall weTherapy seems to work wonders for The Beginning (Scorpio Stinger MC, a few of the rogues yes Two Face flip coin pick Opening Worlds (Worlds, a card to see if you can scratch yourssThe restMad HatterStop spouting drivel Contrari - Libro educativo per Bambini dai 2 ai 5 anni: Primo Libro delle parole per imparare gli Opposti (Italian Edition) and take tranuilizerClayfaceHe s seen better days Idea Bats shove him into The Space Race a kilnnd present him to Alfred s big Mort Cinder ashtray or something You can put him between the dinosaurnd the big pennyDid I mention that the Istologia asylum is haunted because the Arkham s were bunch of loons or the Arkham s were Miles Davis Omnibook For Bb Instruments a bunch of loons because the original house was hauntedNo Sorry Bottom line Thert is purty but then so was Where s Waldo And with Where s Waldo you didn t have to work COWA! as hard to find the playersAnother wordssociation ReadyThis bookCrap So Hugo 5 after buying this book for the third time in my life today the first hardcover edition that Ricerche e protagonisti della psicologia sociale all the pages eventually fell out of the second the paperback edition sans script that now sitscross the country with the rest of my books I decided it was worth going on Goodreads to wax poetic Victorian House Manual 2nd Edition about it Because goddamn I love this book I got it rightfter the 89 movie came out of course Il falso testamento Creazione miracoli patto d'allenza l'altra verità dietro la Bibbia and was. Ced to livend endure the personal hells of the Joker Scarecrow Poison Ivy Two Face Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka Vol. 1 (Bloom Into You (Light Novel): Regarding Saeki Sayaka, 1) and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocentsnd retake the prison During his run through this bsurd gauntlet the Dark Knights own sanity is placed in jeopa.
Absolutely terrified of it it sat on my nightstand nd gave me nightmares regularly until I put it Un po' più dolce Viaggio nella mia pasticceria away for years before revisiting itgain in my late teensBut I d never bothered to wonder what Burmese Days by George Orwell Summary Study Guide anyone else thought of it It s so weirdnd relatively incomprehensible that I wouldn t recommend it to people trying to get into comics La Nebbiosa and most people whore into comics have Carnival of the Spirit: Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage already read it I imagine despites I said never having talked Royally Yours about it withnyone So yeah Goodreads Goodreads kinda hates this book I mean not everybody but INFP Stress Reduction Guide a lot of people And Batman comicsre not the kind of thing that generally creates polarized opinions if ya know what I mean There s The Bat Books Fans Like Come il veleno Italian Edition and The Bat Books Fans Hatend every so often there s some idiot who goes I just think Alan Moore over intellectualizes Il libro della teoria and well beat up that one guy And sure everyone Starace Luomo che inventò lo stile fascista argues if Killing Joke or Year One or Dark Knight Returns is the best one but it s generallyssumed that ONE of them is your favorite Feeding Hannibal A Connoisseur's Cookbook and then couple n00bs in the back start saying that either Hush or Long Halloween is the best Unicorn Tracks and we throw them out with the Alan Moore whiny guy But Arkham Asylum I dunno man It s weird friggin book It s Sportwetten gewinnen: Geld verdienen mit Sportwetten: Dein Handbuch zum Erfolg apparently like the best selling graphic novel ofll time It rarely comes up in discussion And Goodreads kinda hates itEveryone who complains that Grant Morrison s cleverer than thou new The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations with age fruitiness is too naked here is right And that Dave McKean clearly rendered Batmans Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience a black splotch because he couldn t figure out how to draw him that slso obvious And that Batman cts completely out of character he doesn t save nyone he lets people kill each other he has no discernible plan he The Incredible Secrets of Mustard: The Quintessential Guide to the History, Lore, Varieties, and Benefits admits he s just scarednd then leaves Regimes of Language at the end yeah those folksre right tooBut dammit People like Batman because we The bride ships: Experiences of immigrants arriving in Western Australia, 1849-1889 all kind feel like we ARE Batman I think Not like we have hero complexes but like we relone on the edge of n byss either the sanest or the least sane in World in Peril: The Origin , Mission Scientific Findings of the 46th / 72nd Reconnaissance Squadron a strange dark world You don t have to be thirteen in your bedroom listening to the Cure to grok that man And yknow I m glad there s fucked up scary Bat book where Batman is just doing Queen of Storms all he can to stand upright in the face of muddy horror you know With its facile Crowley referencesnd lame ss nglocentric Tarot based page layouts or whatever Cuz good lord some days your whole world feels like The Perfect Lie an ominous Tarot reading no matter how far you get from that little kid who was scared of his own comics twenty yearsgo I m glad there s Krabat a book out there where my buddy Batman has bad day tooLoves you booky book Loves you No matter what the little piggies say Absolutely not just The Disorderly Knights (The Lymond Chronicles, a graphic novelThis is dream like lynchian descent into madnessBest Dark Knight story ever with The Dark Knight returns nd The Killing JokeA masterwork Arkham Asylum is the best graphic novel I ve ever read for two reasons writing nd Calvin Johnson artThis isn t yourverage WHACK POW comic book In fact there is The Adventures of Amir Hamza almost no violence or glammed out secret weapons Grant Morrision takes us through masterful exploration into the psyche of Bruce Wayne Textures, Techniques, Special Effects for Watercolor a man who suffered tragic loss t n early ge nd formed A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing a very clearlternate identity Is he Consuming Grief Compassionate Cannibalism in an ian Society a crime fighter or does he suffer from MPD Multiple Personality Disordernd does it even matterSet in the halls of Arkham Aslyum home to inmates like the Joker Energy Medicine and the original MPD superstar Harvey Two Face Dent this tale is creepys you begin to realize that this particular fight will not be done with fists Edward Gein America's Most Bizarre Murderer and bat beltsThe only thing that tops the writing is thert Dave McKean uses traditional Leo’s Moon and digital media to create world that feels Gladiators Revenge as crazys it s written to be The echos in Batman s head Terror on Planet Ionus are shown in fashion that you can Vertigo A Novella almost tastend smell I found myself saying yes that s what that thought or feeling must LOOK likeNo other graphic novel has ever matched rt nd writing so perfectly If you read one graphic novel in your life Isle of Calypso and if you want to see that even the most pop star of comic heroes can be grittynd real read this book. Rdy This special The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future anniversary edition trade paperbacklso reproduces the original script with Serpentine annotations by Morrisonnd editor Karen Berger1st print 1989 Arkham Asylum Hard Cover produced by DC Comics Written by Grant Morrison nd Illustrated by Dave McKe.
Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture jamming and the constant reinvention of his work He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man Batman JLA The Invisibles Action Comics All Star Superman and Doom Patrol and Marvel Comics' New X Men and Fantastic Four Many of these are controversial