9. The Joker Ma sk from Arkha m Asylum, 1989
By taking a surprising, subversive outsider’s perspective, the Brit Pack seem to have developed a special love-hate relationship with America’s superhero icons. In their seminal graphic novel Arkham Asylum, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean twisted the never-ending battle between Batman and the Joker into a provocative, magic-inspired psychodrama. As well as displaying Morrison’s original outline script and one of Aleister Crowley’s painted tarot cards incorporated into the book, we were lucky enough to borrow this grimacing model of the Joker’s face which McKean modelled and photographed for his stunning pages.