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Living hell
Slott, Dan.
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New York, NY : DC Comics, [2004]

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137 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
A dark and chilling prison drama, Arkham Asylum : living hell exposes the true depravity and lunacy of Batman's greatest foes and the notorious sanitarium that they call home.
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"Originally published in single magazine form as Arkham Asylum Living hell, #1-6."
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Written by DAN SLOTT Art by RYAN SOOK and WADE VON GRAWBADGER Painted Cover by ERIC POWELL Collecting the edgy 6-issue miniseries, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL examines the dark underbelly of Gotham's notorious "House of Madness!" Warren White, one of Gotham's most successful financiers, thought he could beat his jail rap by pleading insanity. Now he's finding out why you don't cop an insanity plea in Gotham! Expect appearances by Batman, The Joker, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and the rest of Arkham's regulars - plus the debut of several new Rogues!

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Some folks just don't remember folk wisdom. Tried for the greatest stock fraud in history, Warren White--"the Great White Shark"--gambles on beating the rap by pleading insanity. With a change in venue to Gotham, he succeeds. But then he's remanded for psychiatric observation to the local slammer for criminal nuts, Arkham Asylum. White smirks, but the judge looks wolfishly pleased. Uh, Warren--didn't anyone ever tell you to be careful what you wish for? Besides, as any Lovecraftian could tell you, any place named Arkham is no place to visit. Well, Warren learns, starting with recognizing his new roommate: "That's Death Rattle! He's a cult leader and a homicidal maniac!" As for Warren's nickname, it's not Shark now, it's Fish. And then he takes a shower. The developments fly thick, fast, and gory during the rest of Warren's observation period, as well they might, given such fellow patients as Batman nemeses Joker, Two-Face, Riddler, and the rest, though the ones to watch are Jane Doe and Doodlebug--don't turn side or face, let alone back, on either of them. Though the art is just very good basic mainstream-comics-style stuff, Slott's script and the compositional variety among the separate frames are first rate for ingenuity and momentum. This, the first story arc from the magazine Arkham Asylum0 , is just so0 fun! --Ray Olson Copyright 2004 Booklist