Gotham Asylum, aka Arkham Asylum

The Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane, typically called Arkham Asylum or simply Arkham,
is a fictional psychiatric hospital - prison appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in
stories featuring the superhero Batman. Arkham Asylum first appeared in Batman #258 (Oct. 1974),
written by Dennis O'Neil with art by Irv Novick.

Arkham Asylum serves as a psychiatric hospital for the Gotham City area, housing patients who are criminally insane.
Arkham's high-profile patients are often from Batman's rogues gallery, such as the Joker, Two-Face, Poison Ivy,
the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Clayface, Bane, the Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze, and the Scarecrow.


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