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DAVID HINE - TAKING BATMAN BACK TO ARKHAM ASYLUM!

Posted by Bob Tilley Thursday, 11 February 2010

Swings and roundabouts with this one. Batwoman is leaving the Detective Comics title after her short but very, very sweet stint.

Batman returns to his roots in Detective Comics #864, with David Hine taking us back to Arkham Asylum.

CBR has recently interviewed David on his upcoming work on 'Tec and continues to expand his Arkham Asylum story that was originally start last year with Battle for the Cowl.

Arkham Asylum is, for lack of a better word, a pretty crazy place. This April, David Hine brings that special kind of crazy to DC Comics' longest running series, "Detective Comics," taking readers back into the halls of the legendary institution for the criminally insane in order to conclude his saga of Jeremiah Arkham and the inmates of Arkham Asylum in "Under the Mask." "As the title suggests, we're ripping off the masks to show the naked faces that lie beneath," said Hine. "The theme of masks, both literal and metaphorical, has been running through all the work I've done for DC. I'm fascinated by the nature of identity, what makes us what we are. Super hero comics are all about the characters we invent for ourselves, the faces we choose to present to the world. Jeremiah Arkham has been probing that aspect of insanity with the Three Beauties who all have distorted, ruined faces that reflect their psychosis. That's also true of Batman of course, and Two Face in the Joker's Asylum one-shot. And it goes all the way back to my graphic novel Strange Embrace where masks are a central motif."

Hine's Arkham Asylum follows in the tradition of Grant Morrison's "Arkham Asylum," and the writer explained how he drew from Morrison's original work. "I name-checked Grant in the 'Battle for the Cowl' one-shot because his 'Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth' is the archetypal Arkham story," Hine said. "Grant really got to the core of the asylum, the nature of the building as Gotham's Heart of Darkness. The building is permeated with the madness of the Arkham family. The madness of Jeremiah's Uncle Amadeus and the madness of Amadeus' own mother for whom the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane was named. No matter how many times the building is torn down and reconstructed, the bricks and mortar will always be tainted with all the insanity that has taken place there. And the Arkham bloodline is similarly tainted. It's pretty obvious by now that Jeremiah Arkham is as batty as the inmates."

For the entire interview click here...

(Source - CBR)

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