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BATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER) in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies - and alliesBATMAN: HUSH is a thrilling mystery of action, intrigue, and deception penned by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN) and illustrated by comics superstar Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER) in which Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using the Joker, Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies - and allies - as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc. Volume 1 collects Batman #608 - #612, and volume 2 collects Batman #613 - #619....

Title : Batman: Hush
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ISBN : 9781401223175
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Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Batman: Hush Reviews

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2018-12-15 06:08

    I had such a hard time deciding how to rate this one. I liked it and I didn't like it. I'm going with a four star..just because I love me some Batman and there are several really good things about this book.Like: Batman and Catwoman. Do I like them together doing the smoochie smoochie? Well, somewhat. I thought it would be hotter than it was..I mean come on, they are both awesomeness..but well it kinda fizzled in this book.But here? Pure hawt.Yes, I know I'm weird. I've been told that before.The artwork: Frigging amazing. Ohhhh Bats-you are looking good.They story was fairly decent at times. I liked him teaming up with Superman and I figured out who the bad guy was before the end, but it's not a bad book.What I thought was over the top:Too much going on. Why does the Batman series that I've read have to have every bad guy that he has ever fought in each book? I felt sorry for the poor guy because he was running around like a chicken with his head cut off.In the end this is one of the better Batman books I've read. He is on the darker side and I love him when he gets all angry and angsty.ETA: I forgot this! My friend Hulk boy aka Jeff recommended this to me. He seems to know the comic books I might like..if he would quit ignoring Kelly and I lately because we Goldblum/Groinkick/Vomit gif him to death.

  • Jayson
    2018-12-15 01:51

    (A-) 81% | Very GoodNotes: A grandiose, sprawling, byzantine epic, it’s about exploiting vulnerabilities and the tactical manipulation of memory.

  • Saleh MoonWalker
    2018-11-21 23:09

    سری کوتاه بتمن که طراحی مناسبی داره و روند داستانی رو به تناسب حجم کمش، خوب جلو میبره. طراحی مناسبه و اکشن، هیجان و تعلیق خوبی توش به کار رفته. اثر اِستند اِلونی نیست و در ادامه آثار قبلی نوشته شده. بخش جالبی هم که داره اینه که یه قسمت پویزن آیوی، سوپرمن رو تحت کنترل میگیره و اونو به شخصیت بد داستان تبدیل میکنه، که البته بتمن موفق میشه جلوشو بگیره. بقیه داستان نوآر خوبی داره و نشون میده که بتمن همیشه به راحتی مشکلاتش رو حل نمیکنه، در واقعا حل بعضی هاشون برای این بزرگترین کاراگاه دنیا واقعا براش دشواره.

  • Jan Philipzig
    2018-11-18 03:16

    Jim Lee Superstar,Or: How Many Fights Can You Pack Into One Book?Batman vs. Killer Croc, Batman vs. Catwoman, Huntress vs. assorted “street punks,” Killer Croc vs. Batman and Catwoman, Poison Ivy vs. Catwoman, Batman vs. Superman, Harley Quinn vs. almost everybody, Batman vs. Joker… These are just the major fights of the book’s first half, there are many more. As you can imagine, fighting takes up a good chunk of the story. The remaining pages… well, they are little more than the desperate attempt to justify all the fighting, really. And they don’t always succeed, either. In short, Hush isn’t much of a story.Still, I found myself admiring the sheer professionalism displayed by both writer Jeph Loeb and superstar penciller Jim Lee. It is obvious that they were both fully aware of the rules of the game - they knew what the fans wanted, and that’s exactly what they delivered: as many fight scenes as possible, featuring as many well-known characters as possible, all drawn in Lee’s trademark sketchy, angular, overblown action style. It isn’t my thing, really, but Lee sure knows how to wow the fans, and Loeb wisely steps far into the background, well aware that a book with the name Jim Lee on the cover must really do only one thing: let the superstar strut his stuff. It does not necessarily have to make sense.So what’s the verdict? It’s a book that achieves what it wants to achieve, and I think that deserves some credit. Many even consider Hush a Batman classic, maybe especially those who grew up with the exaggerated superhero style Lee helped develop in the early 1990s. And yet, personally, I don’t like Hush. I think you have to be a major admirer of Lee's style to really love this book - if not, you'll just file it under "empty spectacle." 2.5 stars, I'd say, bumped down because… well, I guess bigger isn’t always better.

  • Dan Schwent
    2018-11-25 23:09

    An unknown enemy is trying to destroy Batman at the same time he enters into a relationship with Catwoman. But who knows all of Batman's secrets?I've been hearing about Hush since it was coming out in monthly format and finally decided to give it a chance. It was totally worth it.Honestly, I was skeptical at first. While I liked Jeph Loeb's work on Batman: The Long Halloween, I thought it felt a little padded. As for Jim Lee, I was wondering if he still had that old magic. I was not disappointed.Hush pits Batman against many of his foes, including a new one, Hush. Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Joker, Harley Quinn, Croc, and others all make appearances. Batman's relationship with Catwoman is explored, as are his relationships with other members of his supporting cast. Jim Lee's art has come along since his days as the flavor of the month artist that made his mark on X-Men before helping form Image.I do have a few gripes, however. (view spoiler)[It was pretty obvious who would turn out to be Hush. Tommy Elliot was never mentioned before but suddenly Bruce remembers him as his best friend during his childhood. Not much detective work required from the reader. I was pleased that it turned out to be more complicated than that, what with Riddler and the Lazarus Pit and all. It did lead to Jason Todd being resurrected, something I'm still not that thrilled about. (hide spoiler)]Hush is the best Batman book not written by Scott Snyder that I've read in a long time. It's not earth shattering but is highly recommended.

  • Jeff
    2018-11-18 01:02

    Batman and Catwoman sitting in a tree, K-I–S-S- .. . Okay, enough with that.What I find fascinating is that nearly every Batman graphic novel I’ve read recently has been a good/great one. Forbidden Planet lists their top 50 graphic novels of all time. Batman has 5. No one else comes close. Many of the major comic writers have all tackled Batman: Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Jeph Loeb, Ed Brubaker, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Dixon etc. etc. https://forbiddenplanet.com/picks/50-... What makes Batman such a compelling character and fodder for some of the greatest stories ever written? In short: 1. His tragic background – After he witnessed his parents being murdered during a botched robbery attempt, Bruce Wayne vowed to rid Gotham City of crime. It’s this unrelenting pathos that drives the character. 2. He’s only human – Unlike his buddy, Superman, Batman has no superpowers. He uses his wits, athletic prowess and all the Bat toys a bilionare-playboy can buy. He won’t break the law (much) and he absolutely won’t kill. Unlike Superman, he’s prone to darkness, hence the whole Bat theme. In this volume, he beats the crap out of the Joker (let’s face it, the Joker had it coming. For a long time) and almost kills him.3. His supporting players – A bunch of Robins, Nightwing, Batgirl, Batwoman, Oracle, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman and Ace, the Bat Hound. All iconic in their own right.4. His rogue’s gallery – Batman probably has the greatest group of villains in the history of comic books. Only Spider-Man comes close. And because he won’t kill, they’re endlessly recycled.5. He’s a scientisthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqBSnQ...6. The Batusi – not really.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8BZDw...The review (finally). Batman is being stalked by an unknown antagonist. This villain is using/controlling many of Batman’s foes in unique ways. Batman moons over getting kissed by Catwoman. He’s kind of lonely so he invites her into the inner Bat-circle-of-friends. Jeph Loeb’s story combines nicely with Jim Lee’s muscular art. An excellent Batman story!

  • Brad
    2018-11-25 02:09

    Never have I read such an emotionally satisfying Batman tale.As much as I loved The Dark Knight Returns (and what sixteen year old comic book geek in 1986 didn't?), there is something inaccessible about Frank Miller’s Batman that always pushed me two paces to the side. Jeph Loeb’s Batman, though, is a different guy. Well, he’s the same guy, but Batman Hush invites us into Batman/Bruce in a way I’ve never experienced. I can’t pin down exactly why, but there are a few possibilities. First, he’s physically and emotionally vulnerable in ways I didn’t expect. He doesn’t just take a beating; he comes as close to death as he’s ever come, and it weakens him for every fight he faces for the rest of the comic. He doesn’t just care about people around him, he actually falls in love, opens himself to love and embraces the love that was always and already there. The invulnerable Batman and “Teflon” Bruce actually come together with a little bit of humanity, and this time around he actually listens to his allies and takes advice. Wow! Second, it could be that, for the first time since the Dark Knight era of Batman dawned, I’ve read a story arc that put Batman’s need for vengeance at the end of the queue. It still appears, particularly in Batman’s umpteenth beating of the Joker, but it doesn’t dominate the man, which means it doesn’t dominate the story. Third, and maybe most importantly, Batman Hush finally finds a balance between the Dark Knight and the World’s Greatest Detective. The two incarnations become one. Sure the mystery is a bit clunky, but Loeb really tries to deliver suspense, offering clues and red herrings like all good mystery writers should, and the cracks in the mystery are mercifully papered over by Jim Lee’s stunning pencils. Which leads to number four -- the art. Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Lois Lane, Huntress, Oracle, they’re all sexy as hell. Nightwing, Robin, Superman, Batman, they all look the part of heroes. Joker, Clayface, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, R’as Al Ghul, Two-Face, Riddler, they all have their menace and madness intact. The flashbacks are beautiful, the action is often in motion, literally, the depth of the landscape and even the rain of Gotham is tangible. It is truly a luscious visual experience, and it perfectly captures all of the things Loeb wanted his Batman/Bruce to be.Batman Hush hit every emotional chord in me, and I loved being played. Even Batman’s mindfuck victory over the mastermind of the Hush conspiracy was what I wanted it to be. And then Selina Kyle walked away. So perfect. Now, I admit that there are thematically superior Batman tales (most of Miller’s work and Alan Moore’s unparalleled The Killing Joke come to mind), but Batman Hush is know slouch, and it did everything else very right. For the first time in a long time I could actually see myself choosing a DC title over a Marvel -- that's gotta be worth five stars.

  • matt
    2018-11-20 00:17

    I guess I'm mostly alone in not thinking much about this title -- but here are my reasons:SPOILERS BELOW********************************************************************************I don't think Lee's artwork is right for this story. I know this is a very "personal taste" kind of thing - but so be it. His work is very "high-def", and I think mysteries are more effective with subtle, even murky images...I don't want to see each individual sinew of Batman's bicep, and I don't think it helps set the tone of the story.While the mystery was fun to try and solve, and the twists and manipulations were surprising, the final reveal of the criminal was a huge letdown. The childhood friend? Really? He was so bitter that his mom survived Wayne's surgery, that he waited years - became a renowned surgeon - and plotted to destroy Wayne's son - all the while "pretending" to be a good kid???? Okay, even if I could accept that he was acting like a good kid, while really being full of hate -why would his hate be directed at Bruce? Why wouldn't he just make another attempt on his mother's life? And why would he go to the trouble of becoming a surgeon when all he wanted to do with his life was inherit a fortune? I dunno - just seems really weak to me.

  • Shannon
    2018-12-01 03:13

    Absolutely fantastic.Though, holy spoilers, Batman.Hehehe.I suppose you have to expect that with such a long running series, but honestly this doesn't keep me from wanting to read the previous stories any bit even though I know what's going to happen now. Plus, I kind of knew bits and pieces from the movies, the animated series, and the video games already so I can't really complain that much.I really love all of the women in this universe, though Catwoman will always be my favorite. I've loved her since Batman: Returns and when I found I could play as her in Arkham City I couldn't preorder that game fast enough. I'm also curious about The Huntress now, she seems like a really interesting character and one that I'm not at all familiar with. Though a quick look at Wikipedia (warning, don't go there if you don't want spoilers) shows that she was the main character of Birds of Prey, a show on the WB that I vaguely remember. Huh. I'll have to see what comics I can find at my library that have her in them.Batman will always be my favorite comic hero. I think it's because he doesn't actually have any super powers that I love him so much (it also didn't help that I thought he was pretty *ahem* sexy in the '90s cartoon ...) I will forever hear Batman as Kevin Conroy.I think it's difficult to please fans of any of the long running series, but this graphic novel is pretty much a fan's dream come true. Some might say they mashed too much into the story, too many characters and such, but I think it all really worked to show just how much Batman and Bruce Wayne have been battling over the years.If you're a Batman fan, this story really shouldn't be missed.

  • Donovan
    2018-11-30 07:18

    Hush. It's hush hush, keep the villain a secret. Jeph Loeb said it started out as a joke. But no joke, it's a well written mystery. I'm no mystery expert, nor the world's greatest detective. But you're guessing and second guessing until the very end. So it gets points for high readability and entertainment value alone. Hush is this: Batman is doing his normal rounds when the villains are suddenly acting and fighting with uncharacteristic superiority, and he realizes that someone smarter and more strategic is pulling the strings. But why? And more importantly, who? Turns out that they know Batman intimately and exploit every weakness and predictable response until the very end. Ooo, who's it gonna be?Well, your options are many. Damn near all of the villains are here: Killer Croc, Clayface, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, The Joker, The Riddler, Scarecrow, Talia al Ghul, Ra's al Ghul. And of course two others, whom I can't name to avoid spoilers. I think Mr. Freeze is the only one missing. Jim Lee's artwork, especially the splash pages, with Scott Williams' colors, is absolutely stunning. Lee draws the most dynamic and fluid fights of probably any artist, and Batman fights them all with great athleticism and vigor. There are many heroes: Batman, Tim Drake/Robin, Nightwing, Superman, Catwoman, Huntress, Oracle, and Jim Gordon. This is a character driven story, and they're at their most emotional and personal, real, fragile and caring humans under their masks.Themes of love and loss run throughout, new love mirroring old love and magnifying loss. Both Tommy Elliot and Bruce suffer loss, it binds them together. Yet Batman, apart from professional support, is essentially alone. His pain and thirst for revenge fuel his passion. But at some point the "monster of fear" can't always be an absolute. So I appreciate the tenderness between Batman and Catwoman, because that's extremely rare in Bat books, and it's nice to see that Bruce does have a heart. I also wanted to mention that Loeb makes a Knightfall reference. Bruce has a severe injury and Oracle calls Dr. Shondra Kinsolving, who, if you remember, healed his broken back. And Oracle tells Alfred she'll have Dick wreck the Porsche. That was awesome, if you have any idea what I'm talking about. So the mystery isn't perfect. But it ebbs and flows, deepens and twists, keeps you reading, and I'm therefore forgiving. The fights are epic and beautifully illustrated. The villains are viciously skilled. The heroes are tough but fallible. And Gotham, as usual, is a dark throbbing heart of viscerality. I can't find much fault here. Loeb has written a riveting story in true form to Batman. And if you love it, there's an Absolute version available.

  • J
    2018-11-17 22:54

    4.5 starsWow. This is probably my favorite Batman comic!I went into this thinking that I already knew who Hush was. I thought it was (view spoiler)[ Jason Todd(hide spoiler)]. But there were so many twists and turns in this that I soon realized I had no idea who Hush was and I was caught completely off guard at the end. I like that, at its core, it's a classic detective story. And I love that they did that because it stays true to who Batman is: a detective.I also really loved all the character cameos. This is like the definitive modern Batman stand-alone comic (if I may say so). You get a good look at many of his Rogues, his friends/family, and him as a man. He was just so greatly written, with a lot of inner struggle and emotional baggage to deal with.Jeph Loeb did a stunning job with this story and Jim Lee's artwork was perfect. I would recommend this to all Batman fans.

  • Sam Quixote
    2018-11-18 02:54

    Hush is without doubt one of the worst Batman books of the last 15 years but what makes it even worse is how highly it's rated by so many comics readers. Well, I re-read this recently because I couldn't remember a thing about it from the first and only other time I read this years ago and what did I find? Good reason for why I couldn't remember a thing about it. So I wrote an article on it's many failings here

  • Jonny Campo
    2018-11-17 05:48

    4.3/5 Hush is not only one of the best Batman Comics I've ever Read but one if the best Comics i have ever Read. Period. it's a solid overall story with a butt load of cool cameos. it's a solid mix of seriousness and fun with some really good detective and mystery elements. The art work by Jim Lee is really, really good, I always love his Batman stuff. This book isn't with out it's flaws though it does get boring and a bit repetitive and I really hate how much useless inner monologue Batman has like for example telling us how he met Robin or Batgirl or Catwoman in the exact same ways we already know he met them and have been told already 100 times before, also the twists a little predictable. otherwise fantastic read check this out.

  • Anne
    2018-12-06 07:17

    I've read Hush in the past (Batman: Hush, Vol. 1, Batman: Hush, Vol. 2), but this one is some kind of collector's edition or something.Whee!Except I didn't actually open the book at the library.So.Yeah, it turns out that Hush Unwrapped is meant to showcase Jim Lee's penciling. Which, to be fair, are really impressive. However, I'm not a fan of black and white comics. Not only that, but it's is really hard in some of the panels to tell exactly what is going on. Especially the action scenes. Pssst...There's a reason why they employ colorists, you know.I enjoyed the story, but I wouldn't recommend this version to someone who hasn't read it before. This is something geared more toward HUGE fans of Lee's art or fanatic collectors.

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2018-11-29 06:12

    This was a good graphic novel. There were a lot of twists and turns in the storyline as Batman followed Breadcrumbs and realized that a particular character wasn't the one pulling strings, and everything is leading to a puppet master behind everything. A parallel storyline is Bruce's relationship with Thomas Elliot, a childhood friend who has suffered losses just as Bruce did, but went in a different direction. What I didn't like so much is that the main character who is behind everything really isn't revealed in this volume, even though you can easily surmise who it is. I'm glad my library has Batman: Hush Returns. I liked the artwork and the storytelling is good, just too abrupt an ending.

  • Keely
    2018-11-29 05:07

    This comic story has everything that it tends to become disjointed at times but at its best, it was able to provide insightful examinations on Batman’s social circle which includes fellow caped crusaders and the colorful villains that composed the infamous rogue gallery. Hush basically has every character you have ever known in the Batverse: the Robins minus Damian Wayne, the Huntress, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Joker and Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Two-faced, Ra’s Al Ghul, The Riddler, etc. There is something really enticing about that since all of these characters are so incredibly fascinating that it could never go wrong if they’re all present in one story, right? In a way, it was very exciting to read, especially since Batman’s narrative explaining the complexities of each relationship he has with a villain/fellow hero adds a lot for weight to the interactions.However, the central plot also became too underwhelming because that’s what happens when you overcrowd a story with too many antagonists. But Loeb still managed to keep things intact even if the seams are about to unravel. The strength of this story relied on the reader’s familiarity of a character and putting him or her in a situation that would make the most impact. It worked for others while for some it didn’t. Nevertheless, it has a lot of action, intrigue and fun so I still decided to put in a higher rank than the previous ones which have more emotional depth. This is a kind of Batman story that is for general audiences. It’s not as complicated but it’s not as one-dimensional either. Also, it focused on my ship Batman/Catwoman, as well as more exposition with the distinctions of each Robin to Batman (from Dick to Jason to Tim), and the delightful cameos of Superman also helped a lot to appreciate this story.Hush was ambitious in scope and often outlandish and bizarre but it remains easy to enjoy to a newbie especially if they wanna see Batman have some romantic angle to his character, and was able to provide charm and quirkiness for a longtime Batman fan.RECOMMENDED: 7/10DO READ MY BATMAN COMICS REVIEWS AT:

  • Clarissa
    2018-11-24 00:06

    I am usually a fan of Jeph Loeb's writing and this was no exception. This story stays true to what Batman really is: a detective. And yet, it also gives you some insight into his life as Bruce Wayne. We get to see several of his relationships which include Dick, Tim, Jason, Alfred (of course), Selina (my fav), and even a childhood friend, Tommy Elliott. Cameos from classic Batman villains are always welcome. Even more so, when they are acting even stranger than usual. We even get a new one!The women were pretty awesome! As always, we never get enough of them but I'm intrigued by Huntress. Surprisingly, I know almost nothing about her, but Selina catty ways never fails to make me smile. We get to explore her relationship with Bruce in greater detail except now they know each other's secret identities. Love that she walks off when she says that Bruce still doesn't trust her.The ending was a surprise when the villain was reveal. To be honest, the motives behind their actions, came off as kind of petty to me though. Can't say a whole lot. Spoilers! Even so, the twists and turns throughout this arc make it worthwhile.

  • Stephen
    2018-11-21 06:51

    2.5 stars. This was a pretty good Batman story but I went into it with such high expectations that when I finished I was a little disappointed. Overall, I enjoyed it but it is not among my favorite Batman stories. I did, however, really like the art by Jim Lee.

  • Jesse A
    2018-11-30 06:57

    A very entertaining, very good Bat-book. Has the flavor of a Morrison Batman book without the batshit craziness.

  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    2018-11-30 06:13

    At first, I just knew who Hush was. Then Jeph Loeb kept on tossing baits at me and I couldn't help myself from falling for the traps. The story was well-written and built with great suspense. There's a huge collection of villains throughout the volume and they each had their moment to shine and show readers who they were. As short as their presentations were, it was absolutely satisfying. It kept the focus on the main plot and gave Jim Lee and Scott Williams to draw out some of the best artwork possible for Batman's universe. Batman : Hush is definitely one of the sexiest piece of art out there. The character of Hush is thoroughly interesting and well developed. He definitely spices things up.This volume collects both volume 1 and 2 of Hush and references to a lot of past events (The Killing Joke, Death in the Family, No Man's Land and so much more). Be wary of that so that spoilers don't catch you off guard!P.S. A full review to comeYours truly,LashaanLashaan & Trang | Bloggers and Book ReviewersOfficial blog: http://bookidote.wordpress.com

  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    2018-11-28 05:13

    All-star cast!Something peculiar seems to be pushing the buttons of every bad guy who has ever hated Batman. One by one, terrifying villains Batman has battled and defeated in the past are hunting down Gotham's superhero once again to finish him at last, empowered by a strange confidence and new skills. Well, at least Batman can count on his friends...maybe. Some of them are acting peculiar, too. Murderous, actually. Oh oh.In this special collection, everything that we who adore comics and what we adore about Batman comics is included in 'Hush'. I consider this book an uber-Batman series. Plus, stunning art.

  • Steve
    2018-12-12 00:12

    I'm not going to be able to add anything that any of the other of the thousands of reviews have already said. But this is clearly one of the best story arcs in the history of Batman. Highly recommended for everyone!

  • Kemper
    2018-11-22 06:15

    One of the best Batman stories ever done.

  • Lydia
    2018-12-09 00:50

    When I read this book I may or may not have pried myself away from its pages at 1 in the morning and promised I would get back to it soon, whimpering as I walked away from it. Hush is fantastic. It is really a masterpiece. The art is beautiful, the watercolour flashbacks are gorgeous, it is so detailed and so vast and so sprawling. There are lots and lots of full-page panels, which I adore and I loved this cast of characters. Most of all I loved Catwoman. Catwoman and I have a long-standing difficult relationship that has to do with how she was depicted when I was younger by certain problematic comic book artists. I feel like Loeb and everyone involved makes her sassier, cheekier and just generally disruptive and I am starting to fall in love with her again.There are so many easter eggs and surprises I definitely want to reread this one to go and see if I can pick out any from the pages. The other thing I loved was the writing, the dialogue really fits the characters and there were some really, really authentic moments, which is difficult for a comic book.The plot I didn't like so much, but I am more of a character-driven reader and writer, that's just how I work. This is just a visually stunning feat of work and I'm so happy that I found my edition so I can reread it and reread it over and over again. c:

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2018-11-25 05:11

    I like Catwoman, I have liked her since I saw Batman with Michelle Pfeiffer in the role. For me she is the perfect Catwoman and Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway isn’t half a Catwoman as she is! Anyway this is a great comic book; I started reading it late an evening (never a good thing when one has to go up early to find something so delicious to read) and I it was such a good story with lots of lots of villains and some Batman & Catwoman luve!! I’m a girl, I like a bit of snogging sometimes in comics.The mastermind behind it all? Well it wasn’t all that surprising when he/she was finally reviled. But still it was a freakily great comic. 4.5 stars!

  • Logan
    2018-12-03 07:10

    WOW!!! This was a really good story! So first off the artwork is beautiful! Every page looks outstanding and there were some single panel pages that were amazingly done, well done Jim Lee! The story is a little harder to talk about, this kinda feels like Batman Eternal, because of the main plot and all the different sub plots, one of the sub plots being one which explores Batman and Catwoman's relationship which was good! The Main story is hard to talk about, one of its flaws is that it does jump around all over the place, but in the end its a highly entertaining, and has a twist at the end I didn't expect! Overall its a must batman read!

  • Daniel
    2018-12-05 01:03

    Predivivni crtezi prepuni detalja, akcija koja skoro ostavlja bez daha i atmosfera koja je skoro savrsena.Ali onda stizemo do price... i najslabijeg dela i koje mi na kraju skoro upropasti sve ovo. Jednostavno suvise konfuzno i to ne potrebno sa glupavim objasnjenjima i bezveznim krajem.Velika steta ali opet po meni svaka preporuka za ljubitelje Batmana.

  • Mića
    2018-12-08 05:03

    This one is perfect!

  • Klinta
    2018-11-28 01:14

    The first part of this book was an absolute hoot for me. It kept me on the edge of the seat and was very interesting. But the more links and clues, hints and deceptions were included in the book, the more I lost interest (because either I knew who is behind it all or just started to lose interest because there were no new clues). The background events were repeated fights just with different opponents not giving much more insight into the whole story (by the end). So that was disappointing and felt like a drag.I would have been really happy if the story would have been chopped off and finished in half. I can say that it actually would have been a five star read - it was THAT exciting. Unfortunately went downhill for me. On another note: this is the first comic book/graphic novel that gave the perfect amount of backstory and information on characters without disrupting the story. It didn't leave me confused by not giving too much and it didn't leave me bored with giving too much. I certainly appreciated that!

  • Stuart
    2018-11-17 03:06

    Batman: Hush: Amazing artwork but formulaic storylineOriginally published at Fantasy LiteratureBatman: Hush (2002-2003) is a story arc that appeared originally as Batman #608-619. I first saw it as a bound collection at Barnes & Noble when my daughter was shopping for Christmas presents. I knew nothing about internal chronology, but I picked it up and was just stunned by the glossy, dynamic, sensual and powerful artwork of Jim Lee. This guy is really something else, I can understand why he is so popular.Before reading Batman: Hush I did my homework and read some core Batman titles beforehand: Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One (1987) and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) which cover his early and later years, Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke (1988), which explores the weird relationship of Batman and the Joker, and Jeph Loeb’s Batman: The Long Halloween (1996-1997), which is a crime noir detective story with lots of style. These titles will give you an excellent introduction to the Batman, his allies and enemies, and the dark and brooding city of Gotham itself. I’m glad I read those comics first, because Batman: Hush basically takes ALL of Batman’s friends and foes and throws them at the reader, one after the other, in a fairly formulaic but entertaining mystery about an ultra-secretive super-villain who is manipulating both friends and enemies to hurt and humiliate Batman.I know that comics generally are published as individual issues first, then collected in volumes and published together as a graphic novel if the story-arc is continuous. This book would count, but it’s easy to see how each issue is designed to introduce a familiar Batman adversary and reach some resolution by the end of the issue. That makes perfect sense if you read them one-by-one, but all together the pattern becomes somewhat repetitive. Even though The Long Halloween had a similar structure, I felt it had more emotional depth than this story, though the writer is the same.That’s not to say that Batman: Hush lacks depth. There are plenty of interesting interactions between Batman and both friends and enemies. Most interesting is the romantic play with the sultry and seductive Catwoman. These two make quite the sexy couple: Batman is built like Arnold Schwartenegger in his prime, and Catwoman is like a Sports Illustrated super-athlete model. They both put mere mortals to shame, and with the Batman’s billowing cape and Catwoman’s body-tight catsuit, they would excite even the most jaded comic-book reader. The credit here goes to Jim Lee, who got famous drawing for X-MEN and helped found Image Comics. He understands that if you want to draw superheroes, you may as well go all out and make them incredible physical specimens. Why hold back? It’s fantasy anyway. So every female in the story is voluptuous (in every frame, every flying kick, even just straddling a motorbike), and he is clearly a fan of the idealized female form. At least he does the same for the male characters, who all have abs of steel and muscles on top of muscles.Oh, did I mention that Jim Lee knows how to draw motion and personal combat like I’ve never seen before? There are tons of fight scenes with just about every Batman villain, and they all have some amazing details that put them above your average combat sequence. In two ways in particular, he somehow blurs the picture at the edges to indicate high speed, and he draws multiple frames of a character leaping through space in the same panel, so you see the progression of their motion. It is very cool, and very difficult to pull off well, and he does both. It reminds me of the stop-start super slow-motion fight scenes of Zack Snyder in 300 or Watchmen. This is probably copied by a ton of other artists, but I wonder if he pioneered this technique.In the end, I thought that the supervillain (nicknamed “Hush”) was too diabolically brilliant to manipulate so many villains and heroes so effortlessly, so the plausibility (even within the genre) was quite stretched for me, but I don’t really think that was the main thrust of this comic. Jim Lee basically steals the show, and Jeph Loeb is there to concoct a way for Batman to encounter all his friends, love interests and foes in one story-arc, which he achieved. So it’s a very enjoyable ride, even if it lacks the emotional punch of the core Batman stories I mentioned above.