Anybody Reading Joker's Asylum?

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Anybody Reading Joker's Asylum?

Postby Eli Katz » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:33 am

I picked up the first ish, mostly because I loved the look of the art. Alex Sanchez has put together an amazing series of illustrations. Really amazing, in fact. I'm blown away by his work.

The story isn't bad, either. Brief, simple one-shot, with a fairly fun twist ending. Nothing mind blowing, but villain-focused stories are tough to pull off. This one works, although it once again makes TV and TV execs out to be the real bad guys. A hackneyed point. but oh well. The cute little disclaimer in the final panel made me chuckle. That little wink-wink at the end put all the moralizing in a delightful context.

I'll probably check out Asylum #2, mostly because Jason Aaron is writing it. Too bad Sanchez isn't drawing next ish.

Anybody else read this? What did ya think?


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Postby Starlord » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:47 am

I picked it up and then set it back down. I had too many as it was.
"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye.."

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:09 am

I picked it up and enjoyed it. I like a good Joker story and thought this one was nice. I also thought the art was pretty spot on for a story from the Joker's perspective. I'd expect a more refined approach for Penguin and the other styles to reflect the other characters. I'll certainly pick up the next one since Aaron is awesome, but I'll probably pick up the others as well.

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Postby GLX » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:16 am

Only getting the Jason Aaron one(though I'll peek at the Juan Doe one).

john lewis wrote:Everyone but GLX has no taste.

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Postby misac » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:30 pm

GLX wrote:Only getting the Jason Aaron one(though I'll peek at the Juan Doe one).

I was going to pre-order the Juan Doe one but I already had to much stuff. If I hear good things on the others I might check out the trade.

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Postby C20Percent » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:00 pm

Yeah, I pre-ordered these with DCBS -- they were cheap and I'm a sucker for Batman villains.

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