Arkham Asylum - Full Script and Notes and Thumbnail Layouts Summary & Analysis

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Full Script and Notes and Thumbnail Layouts Summary

At the end of the 15th anniversary edition of the graphic novel, the full script of the preceding graphic novel is presented, along with notes from the author, Grant Morrison. In his notes, Morrison thanks Jim Clements, who shared Morrison's interest in Arkham Asylum and inspired many aspects of the story, including the idea of moving Two-Face gradually away from his coin to a multi-faceted decision-making process. The subtitle comes from the poem "Curch Going" by Philip Larkin, and Morrison acknowledges Lewis Caroll, quantum physics, Karl Jung, Aleister Crowley, and surrealism, among others, as influences on the story.

Morrison explains that the bat in one of the opening spreads is the oldest complete fossil bat, found in Wyoming. The story's main symbolic motifs are the moon, the shadow, the mirror, the...

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