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Discussion in 'Batman World' started by Brem, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Brem Registered

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    I just ordered, for the first time, a graphic novel of Batman off Amazon - Arkham Asylum.

    However, I saw another called Arkham Asylum: Living Hell and another called Arkham Asylum: Something House etc. I forgot the full name, sorry.

    Anyway, what I'm wondering is are these the same thing, but renamed?
     
  2. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    Arkham Asylum is the popular Grant Morrison one.


    Living Hell is a mini that came out a few years ago.
     
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    Ah, ok. After a bit of checking, finding this other had the same number of pages, and also looking at the pictures it's Amazon listing one with a different title after Arkham Asylum. :whatever:

    So is it worth getting this Living Hell one as well at some point?

    Thanks for the help, anyway!
     
  4. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    I haven't read either one actually, so I dunno.
     
  5. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    Living Hell is good as well, but it's a different kind of story than A Serious House on Serious Earth. LH deals more with the history and ongoings of Arkham itself, with special attention paid to lesser known characters in the Batman universe. There's not much Batman, Joker, Gordon, etc. in the book.

    You can get more recommendations about it here.
     
  6. Joker Registered

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    yeah, Living Hell was a decent read, and it set up a character who later became important with One Year Later.
     
  7. OneKnight Brutally honest

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    Brem,

    the one you got off of Amazon is one of the greatest graphic novels ever.

    You're in for a treat.
     
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    Ah, ok! : )

    :woot: Thanks! It sounds pretty interesting, so I might have to get that one eventually. This one being the last of two copies and ordering on express isn't cheap so I can only get the one. :csad: Fortunately, it looks and sounds like it's worth every penny.

    I guess I will need to get it then. That's another I was thinking of getting down the line, including The Long Halloween and The Killing Joke.

    :woot: I can't wait then! Should be here before 1pm on Tuesday! It does sound good. :yay:
     
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    Arkham Asylum: A serious house on serious earth
    is often just referred to as 'arkham asylum'.

    "arkhram asylum: living hell" is a different book written by dan slott. Its a sort of dark comedy, very much more about the everyday world of the asylum itself and the way its inmates interact. a sleazy investment advisor cheats hundreds of people out of their retirement money, and then pleads insanity during his trial, thinking he'll get off lightly. So the judge sends him to Arkham Asylum, which is much much worse than any prison.

    Not a lot of batman in it, its the wierd minor characters who really shine in it. I'd recommend it if you're up for something with dark humour which doesn't take itself too seriously.
     
  10. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    I also got a bit confused with the names, but you can't be mistaken with the artwork. Dave McKean's art is simply jaw-dropping. :up:
     
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    Sounds interesting. I might have to look into getting it.

    I finished Arkham Asylum this morning and it definitely was a good choice.

    Yeah. If they all said the same thing, which was the full title or just Arkham Asylum then it'd be less confusing.

    Either way, reading through this was great. Shame I finished it so quick.

    I ordered The Killing Joke and The Long Halloween though now, so that's all good.
     
  12. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    Arkham Asylum will make you fall in love with Dave McKean, if you haven't already. Absolutely brilliant.

    Then see Mirrormask. It's his art ... only moving!
     
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    I have Mirrormask on DVD, actually. I didn't realise he did the art to that. I found it a very enjoyable film, too!

    I was a bit annoyed this afternoon. The Waterstones in town had The Long Halloween, which I went and ordered on Amazon. :csad: I was really looking forward to reading that, too.

    They did have The Dark Knight Returns, though so it wasn't a total waste.
     

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