From the minds of HP Lovecraft and Robert W Chambers, a nightmare in 11 chapters. It is 1928 and Ranulf Stafford believed that he had saved the world from the horror of Cthulhu and The Great Old Ones. But the horror had not yet even begun...

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Mr.Mellon
Mr.Mellon

Batman much?

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Mr.Mellon
Mr.Mellon

I'm sorry if that sounds stupid was it in a H.P lovecraft book first?

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PhilG

Well, HP Lovecraft created the fictional city of Arkham, which then served as the inspiration for Gotham City's Arkham Asylum. According to the Wikipedia entry on Arkham Asylum "The Arkham Asylum is named after the fictional city of Arkham, Massachusetts, found in many of H.P. Lovecraft's short horror and science fiction stories,...". However, Lovecraft used the word 'sanitorium' rather than 'asylum' in his fiction.

Both Lovecraft's and Batman's Arkham Asylum are believed to be based on the real-life Danver's State Hospital, which is believed to be the birthplace of the pre-frontal lobotomy. Truth, as always, is stranger than fiction...

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