Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

Arkham Asylum Living Hell From one of the comics business brightest new creative teams comes a Batman tale with a twist a giant gut wrenching soul crushing twist Arkham Asylum Batman s dustbin where he dumps the worst of the

  • Title: Arkham Asylum: Living Hell
  • Author: Dan Slott Ryan Sook Wade Von Grawbadger Jim Royal
  • ISBN: 9781401201937
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • From one of the comics business brightest new creative teams comes a Batman tale with a twist a giant, gut wrenching, soul crushing twist Arkham Asylum Batman s dustbin where he dumps the worst of the garbage A melting pot brimming with the curdled milk of human madness, where the warders are as ensnared by the insanity as the inmates And where a killer has tapped iFrom one of the comics business brightest new creative teams comes a Batman tale with a twist a giant, gut wrenching, soul crushing twist Arkham Asylum Batman s dustbin where he dumps the worst of the garbage A melting pot brimming with the curdled milk of human madness, where the warders are as ensnared by the insanity as the inmates And where a killer has tapped into all that maniacal energy and is channelling it to his own demonic ends With cameos from Batman, Batgirl and a dark host of famous and notorious super villains, including the Joker and Two Face, Arkham Asylum Living Hell is living proof of the old adage you don t have to be mad to work here, but it helps

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    I enjoyed this. I mostly know Slott from his Spider-man and other Marvel stuff, so seeing him do something creepy and in the Batman-verse was cool.

    I adore this book. I think it's important to flush your mind of preconceptions, though. For one, it's very much not a Batman book - he makes the briefest of cameos, and though Arkham is littered with familiar faces from his rogues gallery, it very much focused more on original characters and their voices than any existing ones. Secondly, it has little, if anything, to do with the Grant Morrison story, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, save for the location and title (though, if yo [...]

    Let me first say this: although I liked the book, things just got a little too freaky for me.One of the things I've admired Gotham-verse for is it's tight grip on reality--excluding elements of characters like Poison Ivy and Clayface. This comic seemed to destroy a little bit of that for me, what with all this summoning people from Hell and ghosts running around Arkham, dealing out vengeance to the inmates. Honestly? Even if that whole plot was only Scarecrow's fear toxin, an opinion it seemed l [...]

    To call the main characters of Living Hell even "third-string" Batman villains would be generous, but Dan Slott reminds us that characters don't have to be popular to be interesting. Across six issues he builds a compelling tale of the world's worst nuthouse.If you dislike supernatural elements creeping into Batman stories or require the Dark Knight himself as the focus, this won't be for you. It's also extremely creepy in tone and fairly graphic - I would normally expect something like this to [...]

    Far better than Slott's run on Spidey!And Dr Arkham with the face and manners of Bill Nighy made me laugh a lot! XD

    One of those books that I expected more from. It started off really strong but by the end it had lost its cleverness. Slott is a great writer and is doing amazing things with Spider-man. This book is all about Arkham Asylum, a new inmate who basically swindled people out of their retirements and decided an insanity plea would save him hard time - but it gets him sent to Arkham instead. And an ordinary sleaze like him won't survive long there. The cover has a big picture of Batman but be warned - [...]

    I love Bat-books that are't Bat books. I love Bat-books that are about the people living in the world alongside Batman. Gotham Central did this beautifully by looking at the cops who work in that crazy city, and Living Hell gives us a view from inside Arkham, framed around a smarmy asshole who thinks he got off easy by getting a change of venue.It's a strong read, filled with a mix of well-known and mostly forgotten villains. The focus of the story is on the people inside the Asylum, not on how [...]

    I loved the premise - convicted big shot thinks he'll be better off in Arkham than in prison - but something about it didn't pan out for me in the end. It was neatly wrapped up, and the new characters in Arkham were really interesting. It may have been me as I'm easily confused by time twists in plot, but I had trouble figuring out the timeline. I also got confused by which character was which. But I give it high marks on premise and (bad guy) character development.

    Living Hell lives up to its name—its characters are at once repulsive and grotesque, intriguing and damaged. Batman is hardly anywhere to be seen, and while that might put some readers off, the inmates' antics are enough to hold your undivided attention, although I confess I got kind of lost by the end. Funnily enough it makes less sense to me than Grant Morrison's take on Arkham Asylum.

    An amazing story, especially since Batman only puts in a rare appearance or two. Essentially a series of shorts following several of the inmates at Arkham. The stories are tied together by following a new character who thinks he's tricked the system by being found not guilty by reason of insanity, but is receives a sentence worse than life in prison: yep, Arkham. What goes on there is everyone's worst nightmare, and then some. I started wondering why Batman didn't get involved to help this - whi [...]

    The Amazing and Superior Dan Slott carves a tale out of the flesh of Arkham's inmates. His creation is both frightening and scaringly easy to relate to. Some of the characters introduced in this story have now developed a life of their own in the main Batman title and it is not particularly difficult to understand why when seeing the roundness of such characters as Fish and Jane Doe

    I like the Fish character introduced here. I wish he was in Gotham (TV Series) instead of how it got casted.

    Overall, didn't like it. Few redeeming qualities but it did kind of freak me out so I'll give it 2 stars instead of one.

    My god. I got nothing resembling joy reading this. “Batman” is in the title to sell copies. This is not a Batman comic imo. He’s in it for maybe a dozen panels through six issues as a very minor character. You get some vanilla/genetic portrayals of the rogues gallery with a lot of focus on Humpty Dumpty, too much for my liking. I was really hoping the main (and pretty much only) story arc was the one around an arrogant millionaire who tries to elude justice through the insanity plea. Appar [...]

    I know, I know. Batman is for kids. But Dan Slott worked a bit of a miracle in this one, writing the best possible story that could have "Living Hell" as its title. It begins as national wish-fulfillment, seeing a corporate executive who scammed millions of families out of their pensions plea insanity to escape punishment. The judge hands down the only revenge he can: he'll be treated at Arkham Asylum, home of Batman's rogues gallery. What ensues is the revenge everyone in the country wanted on [...]

    There is always time for a Batman villain showcase and "Living Hell" was literally a riot. I had such a great time with this gallery of "bad guys" that I couldn't put it down. The story isn't exactly heavy duty and there are a few arcs running through at the same time but it's all in the name of a grand romp and pretty crazy creepy at the same time. Most of the famous villains make little cameo appearances but the focus is more on not-so-well known villains or ones created just for this volume. [...]

    I would actually give this three and a half :) This was really enjoyable considering I'm a huge fan of Arkham Asylum and the goings-on inside the sinister nuthouse. I really liked getting to know new characters and their back-stories. I was particularly fascinating in Warren White/Great White Shark, even though he's "the worst man I've ever met", I couldn't help but feel empathetic given his situation. I also really enjoyed Humpty Dumpty's back-story with an appearance from Batgirl! :) The only [...]

    A great and creepy story. A white collar Bernie Madoff type criminal thinks he gets off easy when he is found not guilty by reason of insanity. Unfortunately for him he was tried in Gotham City, and he is sent to Arkham Asylum, home to some of Batman's deadliest villains. The writer Dan Slott, who tends to write more humorous tales, sets a very creepy tone which is augmented by Ryan Sook's moody art. Several of the classic Batman villains show up, and the writer does a great job capturing their [...]

    When I sat down to read this I didn’t realize how literal a title “Living Hell” was going to be. Rhyming demons and vengeful ghosts are not personally my favorite plot points but it was still a very enjoyable story. Dan Slott never fails to entertain. What I found to be especially interesting and fresh about this story is that Batman is a very background character making only a few short appearances. I think that really speaks to the Gotham universe and it vast collect of interesting chara [...]

    I am a big fan of Dan Slott's work, especially his Spider-man and GLA comics. This work has some of what I love best about his writing: great dialogue and dark humor. The set up (as Slott describes it) is the TV show OZ set in Arkham, and while we see some of the usual inmates from Batman continuity, Slott has invented some new villains just for the series. There's also two plots, one about a nasty billionaire who pleads insanity when caught cheating people (and thus is sent to Arkham) and the o [...]

    ¡Oh por Dios! Qué manera tan buena de disfrutar de las cosas en la vida: caer por pura coincidencia en una historia que nadie te ha recomendado, que nadie de tus conocidos conoce (valga la cacofonía), y que no te ha tocado ver recomendada en internet y que te termine encantando lo que acabas de ver. No tiene precio.No soy un lector asiduo de novelas gráficas y comics, pero dentro de lo poco que he tenido la oportunidad de leer, nunca me hubiera esperado encontrar una serie que tratase casi p [...]

    As much as I like Batman, I'm also a sucker for stories that take place in the Bat-verse, but push him into a secondary role (like the wonderful Gotham Central series.) I got my wish here, in a story that takes a look at the inner workings of, you guessed it, Arkham Asylum. This is a lighter book than the Grant Morrison tale of the same name, with a more traditional plot structure and clearer artwork. I'm a big fan of Dan Slott, but his writing style didn't really shine through here--this feels [...]

    Has some good moments, particularly finding a fun way to fold the old "giant typewriter" Gotham architecture into modern continuity, though on the whole it doesn't add up to a satisfying whole.For one thing, a comic focusing on the workings of Arkham seems a lot more appealing than the focus here: a nobody character who becomes a pretty ridiculous new villain. I'd have rather had the comic do away with him and just be something akin to Gotham Central.Also, the supernatural stuff comes pretty lat [...]

    Have read some other reviews on this book and think that people need to be aware that this is not a Batman title. It is not explicitly marketed as such and since Bats plays a minor role in the tale I think there are three words applicable here, "get over it". This story introduces a great character who I think has been undervalued in the DCU. That said I see why people didn't think it was as good as Grant Morrison's Arkham but personally I'm not a huge fan of that book (mainly because it was mea [...]

    Although the storytelling gets a bit wild and confusing toward the end of the arc, what works here is the focus on some of Arkham's lesser known inmates, bringing their horrific stories to vivid life. I can honestly say Living Hell has some of the most disturbing stories and images I've ever come across, and the way in which these stories are layered over one another creates an indelible impression of Arkham that really changes the way you view such an iconic staple of the Batman universe. Regar [...]

    As much as I love Batman, he has been my favorite comic book hero for a long time now, I got really excited when I began discovering all these Batverse stories that had little or nothing to do with him. Or cast him as just as cruel as the creatures he was chucking in Arkham.The art was really fast and loose, and gave me even more creeps than some of the aspects of the plot. On that topic, you can't ignore the flashes of black humor in there too.Overall a really awesome way to spend and afternoon [...]

    Here's what this story did well. First, it effectively created and reinvented new characters such as Jane Doe, Humpty Dumpty, and, most importantly, Great White Shark. the first two acts were very intriguing. The setting and environment of the book was also another positive. Here's what it did wrong. The third act introduced a demonic aspect, which felt very out of place and rushed. Another negative was the missed opportunities to use some of the more infamous Arkham inmates in the the story, wh [...]

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