Midway through a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that Grant Morrison would be returning to DC Comics, not only to write a sequel Wonder Woman: Earth One, but also sequel to one of the most beloved Batman stories, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.
Arkham Asylum was first published in 1989 and drawn by Dave McKean. It tells the story of Batman coming into the famed facility to help calm down a riot with his Rogue’s Gallery, but is also about Amadeus Arkham, the founder of Arkham Asylum as Batman learns more and more about building. The story has a supernatural and psychological approach to it. Its long been regarded as one of the best works for both Batman and Morrison. It has since been reprinted in various special editions you can find here.
Arkham Asylum 2 will see Morrison once again work with Chris Burnham, his artist from Batman Incorporated and Nameless. The sequel will be set in an alternate future setup by Morrison in Batman #666 back in 2007 and be 120 pages in length.
The last work Morrison did with DC was Wonder Woman: Earth One, an alternate origin story of Wonder Woman set in an alternate world. Morrison stated that he saw his plans for the story as a trilogy and even showed off some preview art of the second volume with Yanick Paquette back penciling the book.
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