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Comic books October 1989

  • Issue #647
    2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) 647
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    October 7, 1989. Features include Anderson PSI Division in "The Prophet" part 3 (script by Alan Grant, art by David Roach), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Brogan's Last Ride" (script by Ian Rimmer, art by Simon Colbey), Fervent & Lobe in "The Issigri Variations" chapter 6, "Wings of Flies" (script by the Grim Brothers, art by Mike Hadley), Judge Dredd in "A Monkey's Tale" (script by Alan Grant, color art by P. Marshall), Beyond Zero (script by John Brosnan, art by Kevin Hopgood), and Strontium Dog in "The Final Solution" part 23 (script by Grant, art by Simon Harrison). Steve Yeowell back cover.

  • Issue #648
    2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) 648

    Features include Fervent & Lobe in "The Issigri Variations" chapter 7, "Up Jumped the Devil" (script by the Grim Brothers, art by Mike Hadley), Beyond Zero (script by John Brosnan, art by Kevin Hopgood), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Self-Awareness" (script by Mark Millar, art by Keith Page), Judge Dredd in "Confessions of a Rottweiller" (script by John Wagner, color art by Doug Braithwaite), Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Bingo Hits the Bigtime" (script by Paul Carstairs, art by Andy Wildman), and a Dare Redshock adventure, "Crocodile Tears" (script by John Tomlinson, art by Simon Coleby). Mick Austin front cover. Mike Hadley back cover.

  • Issue #649
    2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) 649

    Features include Fervent & Lobe in "The Issigri Variations" chapter 8, "Curtain Call" (script by the Grim Brothers, art by Mike Hadley)Tharg's Future-Shocks: "Val" (script by John Murphy, art by Paul Marshall), Judge Dredd (script by John Wagner, color art by Doug Braithwaite), Beyond Zero (script by John Brosnan, art by Kevin Hopgood), and Strontium Dog in "Tales From the Doghouse" (script by Stuart Edwards, art by Ron Smith).

  • Issue #650
    2000 AD (1977 United Kingdom) 650

    Features include Judge Dredd in "The Shooting Match" (script by John Wagner, color art by John Higgins), Zenith in phase 3 chapter 9, "All the Fun of the Fair" (script by Grant Morrison, art by Steve Yeowell), Rogue Trooper in "The War Machine" (script by Dave Gibbons, color art by Will Simpson), the Dead Man (script by Keef Ripley, art by John Ridgway), Slaine volume 2 chapter 1 (script by Pat Mills, color art by Simon Bisley).

  • Issue #40
    2000 AD Monthly/Presents/Showcase (1986 2nd Series) 40

    Zenith; Alan Grant script; Steve Yeowell art; Mark King letters; Meltdown Man; Alan Hebden script; Belardinelli art; Jack Potter letters; Judge Dredd 2 page short; Return to Armageddon; Malcolm Shaw script; J. Redondo art; Bill Nutall letters; Inferno; Tom Tully script; Balardinelli art; Tom Frame letters; Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #646
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 646
    Published Oct 1989 by DC.

    Superman battles an immense, alien creature in Antarctica in "Burial Ground." Script by Roger Stern. Plot & pencils by Keith Giffen. Inks by Dennis Janke. Cover by George Perez. George Perez cover; Keith Giffen art. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #5
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  • Issue #10
    Advance Comics (1989) 10

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  • Issue #11
    Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1988) 11

    Catspaw: Part 3 of 4. "All Hades Breaks Loose!" Story by Jeff Grubb. Art by Jan Duursema. Onyx the Invincible and the bumbling Tertius comb the sewers and cavernous underdark of the City of Splendors in search of their missing friend. Meanwhile, Timoth finds himself at the mercy of a malevolent Mind Flayer, a sinister Drow, and their even deadlier master - Xanathar the Beholder, Crime Lord of Waterdeep! Plus, hear the tale of how a dwarf thief and stalwart centaur once crossed swords then became the best of friends. Includes character sheet and information (to be used for the TSR Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game) for the Character: Timoth Eyesbright, centaur fighter and Monster: Xanathar, Beholder Crime Lord. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1A
    Adventurers Book III (1989) 1A
  • Issue #1B
    Adventurers Book III (1989) 1B
  • Issue #4
    Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) 4

    Written by Matthew Costello and Mark Wheatley. Art by Mark Wheatley, Ernie Guanlao, and Damon Willis. Adapts the Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python) film featuring Eric Idle. The Baron's adventure concludes as he faces the forces of normality and conformity. Will there still be room left for fantasy? 36 pages, full color. $1.75. Cover price $1.75.

  • Issue #459
    Adventures of Superman (1987) 459

    The Eradicator causes all sorts of problems for Superman, Jimmy Olsen & Professor Hamilton in "Solitude." Plot by George Perez. Script by Dan Jurgens. Art by Jurgens & Tim Gula. Cover by Jurgens & Brett Breeding. Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #390
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  • Issue #50
    Airboy (1986 Eclipse) 50

    After finding about his father, Airboy decides to go to Misery's realm and try to end the evildoer's reign once and for all in "The Damned and the Dead." Script by Chuck Dixon and art by Andy and Adam Kubert. Double-sized issue and final issue of series. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akbar and Jeff's Guide to Life TPB (1989 Pantheon) A Cartoon Book by Matt Groening 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Matt Groening. This runtish yet beefy combo-platter of a book contains dozens of flippy, dippy, downright depraved comic strips - many of which have you chuckling in your easy-chair or scowling in bafflement, depending on how "hep" you are. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 8-in. x 8-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Akbar and Jeff's Guide to Life TPB (1989 Pantheon) A Cartoon Book by Matt Groening 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. By Matt Groening. This runtish yet beefy combo-platter of a book contains dozens of flippy, dippy, downright depraved comic strips - many of which have you chuckling in your easy-chair or scowling in bafflement, depending on how "hep" you are. Softcover (Saddle-Stitched/Stapled), 8-in. x 8-in., 48 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #11
    Akira (1988) 11
    Published Oct 1989 by Marvel.

    After Tetsuo frees the childlike Akira, the government launches a deadly laser attack from a space against the psychic-powered duo, with Kaneda and Kay caught in the crossfire. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes more art from the Art of Akira book. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #20
    ALF (1988) 20
    Published Oct 1989 by Marvel.

    Comic book version of the TV sitcom and cartoon that aired on NBC from 1986 to 1990 featuring an Alien Life Form (ALF) living with a family. ALF tries out some new looks with disastrous results in "Vanity, Thy Name is ALF." Then ALF tells Willie and Kate about his barbarian ancestor on Melmac in "Gornan the Bar-B-Q-Barian," an ALF version of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian. And in "Babe In the Woods – Part 1," ALF's babysitting duties don't go so well and as a result, he leaves the Tanners. Scripts by Michael Gallagher and art by Dave Manak & Marie Severin. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #13
    Alien Legion (1987 2nd Series) 13

    "Deep Blue!" Written by Chuck Dixon. Art by Larry Stroman and Mark Farmer. Nomad Squad answers a distress call from a water world and ends up in the belly of a giant sea-beast! Plus, the reason behind Tamara's pregnancy is revealed! 32 pages, FC. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Aliens (1988) 3rd Printing 5

    3rd printing. Written by Mark Verheiden. Art and cover by Mark A. Nelson. Hicks, Newt and their crew of Marines are finding conditions on the Alien home world to be more than they bargained for as they discover that there are things even the Aliens are afraid of! Meanwhile, a mad, fanatical preacher has loosed the corporation's captive Queen on an unsuspecting Earth--to force mankind into an unholy "Communion"! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #75
    Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) 75

    Giant-Size Anniversary Issue. "Tigers in the Rain!" Part 5 of 5. Story by James D. Hudnall. Art by John Calimee and Mike Manley. It's all-out war in the Marvel Universe! Trapped on an alternate Earth, Alpha Flight fights for their lives against alternate versions of the greatest heroes in the universe. Featuring appearances by alternate versions of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, Hulk, and X-Men. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #172
    Amazing Heroes (1981) 172

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    Keith Giffen's new Legion of Super-Heroes is previewed; Sybil Danning interview. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #321
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 321
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    "Underwar!" The Assassin Nation Plot Part 2 of 6. Guest-starring Paladin and Silver Sable. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Silver Sable joins the hunt for the Life Foundation's latest end-of-the-world endeavor! And the doomsday trail leads Sable, Spidey, and Paladin to a clandestine complex in Northern New Jersey! Once inside the trio runs into Carlton Drake and his grotesque mercenary monsters! Is this what the amazing one signed up for? It's too late to turn back now! The Life Foundation must be liquidated! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, Liz Osborn, Normie Osborn, Flash Thompson, and Aunt May. 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #322
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 322
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    "Ceremony" The Assassin Nation Plot Part 3 of 6. Guest-starring Silver Sable. Script by David Michelinie. Art by Todd McFarlane. Cover by Todd McFarlane. Silver Sable and the web-slinger arrive in Eastern Europe...and something is definitely rotten in the state of Symkaria! Sable fears that someone is planning to assassinate King Stefan! The next day during the royal jubilee, her worst fears come true! As the international terrorist group known as Ultimatum strikes! And all of sudden the wall-crawler's working vacation takes a serious turn...deadly serious! Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Aunt May, and Sabretooth. (Note: The letters page includes letters from Marvel publisher Stan Lee and Topps comics publisher Charles Novinskie.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #321MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 321MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Spider-Man, Silver Sable, and Paladin fight some monsters in The Assassin Plot part 2, "Underwar!" Script by David Michelinie, art and cover by Todd McFarlane. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #322MJ
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 322MJ

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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. Spidey and Silver Sable team up in The Assassin Plot part 3, "Ceremony." Script by David Michelinie, art and cover by Todd McFarlane. Letters to the editor from publisher Stan Lee and Topps Comics' Charles Novinskie. Cover price $1.00.

  • Volume 109, Issue 10
    Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact (1960) Volume 109, Issue 10

    October 1989. Cover by Nicholas Jainschigg. Stories: "Sparrowhawk"(Part 1) by Thomas A. Easton, "The Man Who Funded the Moon" by Alexis A. Gilliland, "Hearts and Dandelions" by Paula Robinson, "The Election of Deputy Dr. Doom" by Francis Marion Soty, "The Long Way Home" by Doug Beason, and "Useful Life" by Kevin O'Donnell. Science Fact article: "Stellifying Jupiter" by Martyn J. Fogg. Softcover, 5-in. x 7.25-in.; 192 newsprint pages, B&W. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #16
    Animal Man (1988) 16
    Published Oct 1989 by DC.

    Animal Man enlists the aid of his Justice League Europe colleagues (including Metamorpho and Elongated Man) to combat the fearsome return of the Time Commander. Written by Grant Morrison, with art by Chas Truog and Doug Hazlewood. Cover by Brian Bolland. New Format. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #5
    Aquaman (1989 2nd Limited Series) 5

    Aquaman, the denizens of the sea and the rebel Atlantean forces stand together in the final battle against the invaders for the freedom of Atlantis. Plot and layouts by Keith Giffen, script by Robert Loren Fleming, pencils by Curt Swan, with inks by Al Vey. Cover by Swan and Vey. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #371
    Archie (1943) 371

    Cover by Dan DeCarlo & Jim DeCarlo. Stories by Mike Pellowski, Frank Doyle and George Gladir. Art by Dan DeCarlo, Rudy Lapick and Jim DeCarlo. Archie hasn't been able to sleep for several nights so Jughead takes him on a camping trip where everything should be peaceful and quiet, but things don't work out that way in "Deep Sleep Creeps"! Plus: When Betty and Veronica challenge Archie's team to a baseball game, they bring a team of elementary school girls to play, and the boys are beaten easily in "Defense Zone"; Archie gets a cold, but he can't get any rest because the whole gang comes over to cheer him up in "Bold Cold"; and Archie meets a new young boy in town and helps him make friends, which impresses his teen sister, who asks Archie out even though Reggie has been trying to impress her in "Welcome Wagon Master"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #64
    Archie Andrews, Where are You? Digest (1981) 64
  • Issue #98
    Archie Comics Digest (1973) 98
  • Issue #600
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 600

    Betty & Veronica Spectacular. Cover pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo. "Vacation Cruise," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica thwart a jewel thief during their cruise. You Don't Need Drugs public service announcement with the Archie gang. Flower Power fashion page with Veronica, pencils by Dan DeCarlo. "Wardrobe Blues," script by George Gladir, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Betty and Veronica go shopping. "Change of Heart," script by Frank Doyle, pencils by Dan DeCarlo, inks by Jim DeCarlo; Veronica is infatuated with different salesmen. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #601
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 601

    Pep. Cover pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Jon D'Agostino. "Comic Con Conniptions," script by George Gladir, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Chuck wins a trip to the San Diego Comic Con, where he and Archie meet several of its staff members, as well as Archie Comics editor Victor Gorelick, who critiques Chuck's cartooning portfolio. You Don't Need Drugs public service announcement with the Archie gang. "Getting the Business," script by Hal Smith, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Reggie's father insists that he get a job, so he finds one outside of Riverdale so no one will know he has to work. Archie's Club News. "Hot Car Hot Dog," script by Hal Smith, pencils by Stan Goldberg, inks by Mike Esposito; Hot Dog foils two thieves who have stolen Archie's car. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #602
    Archie Giant Series (1954) 602

    World of Jughead Cover price $0.95.

  • Issue #210
    Archie's Pals 'n' Gals (1955) 210
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  • Issue #1-1ST
    Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity HC (1989) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. YABBA-DABBA-DOO! Here's the first book ever on the world's largest film animation company and the partnership that created it... With over 300 color photographs, THE ART OF HANNA-BARBARA tells the stories behind the characters we've grown up with: Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith, Scooby Doo, Penelope Pitstop, Dastardly and Muttley, Top Cat, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla, Josie and the Pussycats, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Birdman, Space Ghost, and many, many more! Includes biographical chapters, as well as extensive appendices. Hardcover, 11 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 270 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1N-1ST
    Art of Hanna-Barbera: Fifty Years of Creativity HC (1989) 1N-1ST

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    NO Dust Jacket - 1st printing. YABBA-DABBA-DOO! Here's the first book ever on the world's largest film animation company and the partnership that created it... With over 300 color photographs, THE ART OF HANNA-BARBARA tells the stories behind the characters we've grown up with: Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, Quick Draw McGraw, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and Ranger Smith, Scooby Doo, Penelope Pitstop, Dastardly and Muttley, Top Cat, Snagglepuss, Magilla Gorilla, Josie and the Pussycats, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Birdman, Space Ghost, and many, many more! Includes biographical chapters, as well as extensive appendices. Hardcover, 11 1/2-in. x 11 1/2-in., 270 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "The Old Funny Stuff!" By George Alec Effinger. Author's Choice Monthly was a series of 29 short story collections. These hardcovers have a limited print run and are each is signed by the author. Hardcover, 5-in. x 8-in., 104 pages, Text Only. NOTE: Limited to 350 copies.

  • Issue #308
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) 308

    "Journey" Guest-starring Sersi. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The Avengers' clash with the Lava Men is over. But the team has suffered a serious casualty…Gilgamesh. The Forgotten One has slipped into a coma and appears near death. Who on Earth can save him? The star-spangled avenger knows of one possibility! The mesmerizing Sersi…the enchanting Eternal who resides in New York City! After Sersi tends to Gilgamesh, she realizes that his only hope for recovery lies in Olympia…the Eternals' majestic homeland! Will the Avengers find the answers in Olympia? Or just more questions? Appearances by the Lava Men, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Women, West Coast Avengers, Uni-Mind, and the Eternals. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: Sersi and the shield-slinger previously worked together in Captain America 355 and 357. This issue begins Sersi's long association with the Avengers that runs through issue 375.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #308MJ
    Avengers (1963 1st Series) Mark Jewelers 308MJ

    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Journey" Guest-starring Sersi. Script by John Byrne. Pencils by Paul Ryan. Inks by Tom Palmer (finishes). Cover by Paul Ryan and Tom Palmer. The Avengers' clash with the Lava Men is over. But the team has suffered a serious casualty…Gilgamesh. The Forgotten One has slipped into a coma and appears near death. Who on Earth can save him? The star-spangled avenger knows of one possibility! The mesmerizing Sersi…the enchanting Eternal who resides in New York City! After Sersi tends to Gilgamesh, she realizes that his only hope for recovery lies in Olympia…the Eternals' majestic homeland! Will the Avengers find the answers in Olympia? Or just more questions? Appearances by the Lava Men, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Women, West Coast Avengers, Uni-Mind, and the Eternals. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Captain America, Gilgamesh, Quasar, She-Hulk, Thor, and the Sub-Mariner. (Notes: Sersi and the shield-slinger previously worked together in Captain America 355 and 357. This issue begins Sersi's long association with the Avengers that runs through issue 375.) 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #49
    Avengers West Coast (1985) 49

    "Baptism of Fire!" Story and Art by John Byrne. The ancient force "That Which Endures" has taken control of the Scarlet Witch and the She-Hulk; and also holds Captain America prisoner. Now it's the Great Lakes Avengers to the rescue along with Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and the Vision! 32 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #49MJ
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    Mark Jeweler Advertisement Insert Variant. "Baptism of Fire!" Story and Art by John Byrne. The ancient force "That Which Endures" has taken control of the Scarlet Witch and the She-Hulk; and also holds Captain America prisoner. Now it's the Great Lakes Avengers to the rescue along with Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and the Vision! 32 pages Cover price $0.75.

  • Issue #11
    Bad Company (1988) 11
    Published Oct 1989 by Quality.

    Written by Peter Milligan with art by Bret Ewins. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #1
    BadAxe (1989) 1
  • Issue #52
    Badger (1983 1st Series Capital/First) 52

    In Bolivia, Mavis wants to travel to Tora Tora to conduct research. But when she and the Badger are warned not to go there, of course they do go there and encounter mystery and danger in "Tinku." Script by Roger Salick and art by Tim Vigil & Denis Rodier. Issue also has "The Man in the Grey Silk Suit," a Badger text story by Mike Baron. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2
    Badger Goes Berserk (1989) 2

    Alone, lost in the woods somewhere in Wisconsin and in a different personality, the Badger struggles to get back home and returns in time helps Riley and Meldrum who are in trouble at a bar in "Ain't I'm a Dog." Script by Mike Baron and art by Spyder, Jay Geldhof, Paul Chadwick, Denys Cowan, John K. Snyder, Mitch O'Connell, Jill Thompson, Mike Zeck & Jay Geldhof. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #440
    Batman (1940) 440
    Published Oct 1989 by DC.

    Cover by George Perez. "A Lonely Place of Dying Chapter One: Suspects," script by George Perez (Co-Plot) and Marv Wolfman, pencils by Jim Aparo, inks by Mike DeCarlo; Batman pushes the limits following Jason Todd's death; Meanwhile, a mysterious individual stalks Batman and Nightwing; Batman discovers that Two-Face is back in town and planning his demise. Continued in The New Titans (1988-1996) #60. A Lonely Place of Dying Part 1 of 5. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Batman Arkham Asylum HC (1989 DC) 1st Edition 1-1ST
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    1st Edition - 1st printing. Written by Grant Morrison. Art and cover by Dave McKean. On April Fool's Day the Joker leads a revolt of the inmates at Arkham Asylum, prison for the criminally insane. The Dark Knight Detective must save the day by saving the hostages and rounding up the bad guys. But what of Amadeus Arkham, founder of the infamous institution? Featuring the Dark Knight's arch-nemeses the Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and more in the black heart of Gotham City's house for the criminally insane. This graphic novel is well-known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker, as well as groundbreaking art that influenced scores of artists by introducing a new school of storytelling and technique to comics. Hardcover Edition, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $24.95.