There Goes the Neighborhood in ‘Batman: Arkham Unhinged’ #17

by Brendan McGinley

Gotham City isn’t a place for the weak. Or the sane. Or the…cripes, why does anybody live there? Its entire economy is based on rich folks’ dinner parties and whatever Wayne Enterprises makes. Oh, and those other corporations that exist only to collapse so their CEOs can become revenge-obsessed freaks hunting Bruce Wayne, as their factories are abandoned and eventually taken over by gangs. So it’s probably a good move that Arkham Asylum is expanding out into the city at large. After all, the asylum itself is so secure, we have to trust the folks who run it to know what they’re doing when they take over an open-air environment.

And if we hadn’t played the game we’d trust that to be the case. Instead, things are going to go very, very badly, as we see in #17 (and saw previously in #13). Gordon’s on thin ice, and Batman’s on the edge. Literally, he’s on the edge of a building in every panel that he isn’t swinging around on a batarang. Fun times! Enjoy the preview below:

DC Comics exclusive preview at Man Cave Daily

These people have a point. If Arkham were put 50 miles away, think how much time citizens to pray for their lives.

DC Comics exclusive preview at Man Cave Daily

A School for Derelicts sounds a lot more productive than a derelict school.

DC Comics exclusive preview at Man Cave Daily

Maybe crime’s so bad in Gotham because nobody can investigate until Gordon inspects each and every crime himself.

DC Comics exclusive preview at Man Cave Daily

“If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger, will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all, part of the plan. But when I say that one, little old mayor TV dude will die, well then everyone loses their minds! “

DC Comics exclusive preview at Man Cave Daily

See? Even Batman thinks so! Commissioner, you are detrimental to the crimesolving process!

DC Comics exclusive preview at Man Cave Daily

“Look honey, this neighborhood has a Batman! Oh, I love gentrification!”

Don’t miss what comes next in Batman: Arkham Unhinged #17!

This can't be good.

This can’t be good.

Brendan McGinley is editor round these parts when not writing comics or Cracked columns. You can say a neighborly hello to him on Twitter @BrendanMcGinley.

It's not a bad pun, either.

It’s not a bad pun, either.

Dig our preview of next week’s MAD Magazine #523 in MAD about the NSA Spying Scandal? or our review of last week’s Review: ‘Red Lanterns’ #22.

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