My top five Batman comics.

#1 Posted by mordukai (7153 posts) -
In honor of the upcoming August  release of Batman: Arkham Asylum I wrote down my top five Batman comic books. I would love to hear what's your pick. 

1. Batman: The Killing Joke.
2. Batman: Year One. 
3. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
4. Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth.
5: Batman: The long Halloween.

Honorable mention - Brian Azzarello's JOKER.


#2 Posted by Win (541 posts) -

I've read all of those except for #4.

but it's a Great List!

#3 Posted by TheKidNixon (1564 posts) -

Not a bad list of reading. Though Long Halloween would be my #1; best superhero comic ever written.

#4 Posted by mordukai (7153 posts) -
@Win: Thanks. You should definitely pick up Arkham Asylum -A Serious House on Serious Earth, Its very dark,scary and demented. It's the only comic book that actually scared me and in fact there was point in the story where the imagery got so strong and heartbreaking it made me tear up a bit and got me to put it down for a couple of hours. I would very much recommend it to any batman fan to read. 
#5 Edited by Bob_Toeback (308 posts) -

I really liked Killing Joke, tho thats the only one Ive read! I should look into these others, Arkham sounds pretty awesome! lol :P
Edit: Forgot completly about the Hush Comics, those are good too.

#6 Posted by TheKidNixon (1564 posts) -

Arkham Asylum is Grant Morrison at his most unleashed. Very good, if really heady reading. Took me a few times to actually get through it.

#7 Posted by mordukai (7153 posts) -
@TheKidNixon said:
" Arkham Asylum is Grant Morrison at his most unleashed. Very good, if really heady reading. Took me a few times to actually get through it. "
So I see I am not the only who got...rattled...by Arkham Asylum. Though I understand with you as it probably took me about three tries to get through that comic book. Not that it was bad but it's because Arkham Asylum is a mind fuck from start to finish. I view this particular comic novel to be the most demented Batman I ever read. 
#8 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

I would have added Dark Victory. I loved Loeb and Sales batman.

#9 Posted by EarthwormJohnUK (11 posts) -

I need to read Arkham Asylum and The long Halloween, I've recently re-read 'A death in the family', the Joker's face when he's beating Jason Todd is absolutely priceless! And how the hell did DC come up with the idea of making the Joker the Iranian ambassador to the UN?!?

I agree with your top three though for my favourite batman GNs. although Hush would be up there too. The biggest let down had to be The Dark Knight Strikes Again...

#10 Posted by TheKidNixon (1564 posts) -
@Mordukai said:
"
@TheKidNixon said:
" Arkham Asylum is Grant Morrison at his most unleashed. Very good, if really heady reading. Took me a few times to actually get through it. "
So I see I am not the only who got...rattled...by Arkham Asylum. Though I understand with you as it probably took me about three tries to get through that comic book. Not that it was bad but it's because Arkham Asylum is a mind fuck from start to finish. I view this particular comic novel to be the most demented Batman I ever read. 
"
I wouldn't necessarily say rattled, per say, but that book is just not easy to read. The art takes your eyes a while to adjust to, and the general concepts are pretty heady for superhero comics. But that's Morrison for you, always pushing the envelope of your expectations. This book has the best use of Two-Face ever though; both pathetic and sympathetic.

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