“Oh mother, what tree is this?”

“Oh mother,

“What tree is this?

“What wounds are these?

“I am Attis on the pine.

“Christ on the cedar.

“Odin on the world ash.”

— from “Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth,” by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean

People tend to think of either “The Dark Knight Returns” of “The Killing Joke” as the seminal “dark” Batman graphic novel.

I suggest that this trounces both of them.

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