Batman: Arkham Reborn
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Following the Black Mask's destruction of Arkham Asylum in BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Dr. Jeremiah Arkham has rebuilt the Asylum following the design of his mad Uncle Amadeus. Intended as a model for enlightened treatment of mental illness, the building soon mutates into a torture house, and the inmates find themselves trapped in a living hell. And when Jeremiah starts hearing a voice from beyond the grave, it becomes painfully clear that the lunatics really have taken over the Asylum and he is forced to call in Batman to put down a riot. But who or what is behind the sabotage? Is it possible that the asylum itself is inflicting its own retribution on the inmates? Find out in this This haunting graphic novel is brought to you by the creative team of BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM, writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #34616 in Books
- Brand: DC Comics
- Published on: 2010-08-10
- Released on: 2010-08-10
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .20" h x 6.60" w x 10.14" l, .47 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 144 pages
- ISBN13: 9781401227081
- Condition: New
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About the Author
David Hine is the writer of the award-winning Strange Embrace and many other titles including X-Men and District X. Jeremy Haun has drawn Masters of Horror, G.I. Joe: Special Missions Manhattan, Desperadoes: Banners of Gold... He has recently drawn Civil War: Iron Man/Captain America and has worked on New Excalibur.
What slumbers inside of Arkham?
After the fall of Arkham, a son decides to take over the legacy left behind by his father. He decides to rebuild things from the ground up, too, hoping to fix the shattered minds of the inmates while also catering to the needs of those hurt by the menace of Batman. That means a cage suited for Killer Croc and a place for a man made of clay to rest, not to mention the repair of a ragged man that was ripped apart by his youth and repaired only by kiling. He even restaffed the place with some of his own people, and new rules make things run like clockwork. The only problem is that all clocks sin gotham seem to have problems, and the new Arkham seems to start ticking wrong immediately. This leaves people to wonder who is behind everything and if this project is one that is done out of love or out of the need to placate a warped mind.
When I first tuned into this mini-series, I was pleasantly happy with every turn the series took. Not only did it have a story worth looking into, but it also had the art and the the ideas to power it. That is good, too, because a rebirth of Arkham needs a masterful tocuh because, honestly, the place has suffered a lot. Releasing inmates into the world had become second-nature to this place and made readers like myself wonder what, if anything, this place was doing here. thankfully this book delves deeply into the subject matter, not only looking at the things going on behind the doors but also looking into the ways that the minds are hopefully repaired. In my opinion this was an interesting thing to look into because, if anything, the days between the murder and mayhem are left out in the cold.
for people who enjoy the dark side of Gotham, this will be an enjoyable experience. It isn't one of those books you'll just pick up and figure out, nor is it something that is singular in purpose. You have punishment in some ways as well as minds working for their own reasons, and you have criminals here that are more focused upon that the Cowled Crusader most of the time. I like that now and again, enjoying both my bat and the things that kkeep him up at night.
This is a solid 5 in my mind, keeping its secrets well into the reading.