BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS Originally published in February 2005. At the beginning of his crime-fighting career, the Batman has seen plenty of humanity’s dark side, but it’s nothing compared to what is about to emerge, giggling from the shadows: a grinning, chalk-faced figure whose madness threatens to overwhelm anyone who stands in his way. BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM Originally published in October 1989. Led by the Joker, the inmates of Arkham – Two-Face, the Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Clayface, Scarecrow and more – take over the asylum and seize control of the staff. They’re only willing to release their hostages if Batman is turned over to them, to become one of their own.