Jeremiah Arkham is a fictional character appearing in American comic batman: Arkham Asylum – Madness PDF published by DC Comics. The character commonly appears in comic book titles associated with the superhero Batman.
Författare: Sam Kieth.
Batman: Arkham Asylum – Madness
Es ist das Haus des Schreckens. Es ist das Haus an der Friedhofsmauer. Es ist der Ort, den Batmans gefährlichste und irrste Gegner ihr Zuhause nennen, und Sie sind herzlich eingeladen, vierundzwanzig Stunden in den Mauern der Arkham-Irrenanstalt zu verbringen. Willkommen zu BATMAN – ARKHAM ASYLUM: MADNESS. In diesem Band leben und leiden Sie mit den Krankenschwestern, Ärzten, Wachleuten und Insassen dieser berühmt-berüchtigten Anstalt. Man muss schon zu einem besonderen Schlag gehören, um hier zu landen, ganz gleich, auf welcher Seite des Gesetzes man steht oder welchen Job man ausübt. Denn wenn die Mitternachtsstunde naht, wird es Zeit, alle Hoffnungen fahren zu lassen; dann sehnen sich die Insassen und das Personal gleichermaßen das Tageslicht herbei… um ihrer geistigen Gesundheit willen. Beten Sie, dass Sie rauskommen, bevor die Nacht anbricht. Beten Sie, dass Sie rauskommen, bevor Ihre Schicht zu Ende ist. Beten Sie, dass Sie nicht den Verstand verlieren.
In Batman: The Last Arkham, Jeremiah is portrayed as the somewhat sadistic administrator of Arkham Asylum who has delusions that the criminals he houses could one day be housed in society. The Asylum had come into Jeremiah’s possession after his uncle Amadeus Arkham died after going mad. Jeremiah’s background was touched upon briefly. Although not much is known about his prior history, the issue states that when he was a teenager he walked into a corner store being held up at gun point by an escaped inmate of the nearby Arkham Asylum, which was coincidentally run by his uncle. The gunman had already killed the storeowners, but when he went to shoot him, Jeremiah seemed to know all about the gunman’s past and talked the gunman out of shooting him. Soon after the new Arkham is built, Batman stumbles across a series of murders resembling Victor Zsasz’s MO.
Arkham Asylum for a long period, but the similarity was too much to ignore, so Batman fakes insanity to get into the asylum to investigate. After the main storyline is wrapped up, and Zsasz uncovered, Batman questions whether Jeremiah is himself mad. Jeremiah denies it, but in the closing scene of the comic, he asks himself whether he will end up like his insane uncle and whether he is indeed mad as Batman suggested. Jeremiah Arkham returned once again during Knightfall. His role began when he was held at gunpoint by the Joker after Arkham Asylum is attacked by Bane in order to free the asylum’s inmates.
The Joker attempts to scare Jeremiah into madness and Jeremiah is only saved when Batman frees him from the Joker’s trap. After this story arc, Jeremiah Arkham has appeared occasionally throughout Batman storylines. During Batman: No Man’s Land, he opened the Asylum gates, believing it was better for his patients to be at large in a mostly abandoned city than trapped in the Asylum with limited supplies. He also starred in the 3-issue follow up, Arkham Reborn, written by David Hine and drawn by Jeremy Haun. The story starts with Jeremiah returning to Arkham Asylum after it has been destroyed by the Black Glove.