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Batman: The Last Arkham (Batman)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  195 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by DC Comics (first published September 1992)
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J
Jul 14, 2016 J rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Comes off as an attempt to horn in on Morrison's much better Arkham Asylum. The serial killer maniac isn't all that compelling but the head of the asylum is a little more interesting.
Doctorjimmy
Dec 07, 2016 Doctorjimmy rated it liked it
Shelves: batman
3.5
Αρκετα καλο...παρα τα θεματακια του. Στα θετικα, το σκιτσαρισμα/χρωματα ειναι εκπληκτικα. Η πλοκη ειναι απλη, αλλα καλογραμμενη και σε "κολλαει" ευκολα, ενω οι σκηνες δρασεις ειναι αρκετα εντονες για να κρατησουν το ενδιαφερον αμειωτο. Επισης, ο Jeremiah Arkham ειναι ενας πολυ ενδιαφερον "σχεδον-κακος":θελοντας να αποφυγει τα λαθη του θειου του, Amadeus (ο οποιος τρελαθηκε), αποφασιζει να ξαναχτισει ενα πιο αυστηρο Arkham, οπου θα επιτυγχανονται οι θεραπειες και θα ελαχιστοποιουνται οι αποδρα
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Kee Queen
This was quite a fun mystery narrative which examines the inner workings of the Arkham Asylum under the supervision of Jeremiah Arkham who inherited the place after his uncle was driven to insanity. He prides himself of being gifted with the power to see through evil and darkness in a person’s mind. His goal is to “cure” psychosis through radical and exploitative methods which he subjected some of Gotham city’s worst of the most criminally insane. A few of them are even Batman’s infamous ...more
Karl
Aug 13, 2012 Karl rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
I finally got around to reading this 20 year old Batman story by veteran Judge Dredd scribe Alan Grant, which also launched the title Shadow Of The Bat all them years ago.

The Good:

1) Introduced new villain Zsasz. Creepy, scary, tough. I didn't care for Amygdala, I mean how unsubtle is that villain? He's not Alan Grant's finest creation.

2) Introduced new character Jeremiah Arkham. Conflicted, creepy, compelling.

3) Nightwing is used well and written well. Guest cameo for Tim Drake-The Robin of tha
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Steven Shinder
Aug 05, 2013 Steven Shinder rated it it was amazing
I got these first four issues of Shadow of the Bat from Comics-N-Stuff. It was funny seeing ads for Batman Returns, Alien 3, and collectible cards for Star Trek: The Next Generation. This was 1992, after all. This story introduces the Batman villain Mr. Zsasz, a serial killer who has 47 known victims, with rumors of double that amount for unknown. The tally marks which he cuts into his body for each murder, however, reveal that he has murdered approximately 759 people prior to the events of this ...more
Dennis Brock
Jan 11, 2013 Dennis Brock rated it liked it
The story was a bit dark, especially the main villain, but it was still a solid story. I really liked having Nightwing as a big part of this story too. If your a Batman fan I thoroughly suggest this.
Joyce
Feb 27, 2015 Joyce rated it really liked it
Shelves: batman, 2015
While I found the artwork kinda of "meh" part of the time, the plot was good.
And Arkham stories usually tend to the more interesting. I liked the portrayal of the Joker. For a change he was rather a rather frightening character and sociopathic.
Matt
Jul 29, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent collection of Grant's Batman. This is one of my favorite Batman stories, where the twists keep on coming and the bad guys are as dark and twisted as ever.
Ola
Nov 28, 2012 Ola rated it liked it
No way the last dr. Arkham would have been able to keep his job. Interesting but unlikely storyline. Bright colors, without any gothic/spooky feel to it. Old school batman story.
Samantha
Aug 20, 2016 Samantha rated it really liked it
I was glad to get to see Zsasz in the comics. I have only ever seen him in the first game, Arkham Asylum.
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I really enjoyed this one much more. I think it has less "extremely gore" details the others used to have. I'm looking forward to starting other Batman stories.
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A decent Batman tale.
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Alan Grant is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is also the creator of the character Anarky.

Alan Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967 when he became an editor for D.C. Thomson before moving to London from Dundee in 1970 to work for IPC on various romance magazines. After going
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