Batman

Batman

Hush

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Batman's relationship with Catwoman becomes more intense as an unknown foe, known only as Hush, continues to train the Dark Knight's adversaries, such as the Joker and Harley Quinn, while inflicting torturous mental and physical terror upon Batman, Robin, and Nightwing.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, [2009]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2009
ISBN: 9781401223175
1401223176
Branch Call Number: GN BATMAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Scott 1960-
Lee, Jim 1964-
Alternative Title: Hush

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trotter73
Nov 25, 2016

good Batman graphic novel, always liked Jim Lee's art.

I loved Jim Lee's art, although the story sounded as too bit of a hotchpotch to my taste. In any case, probably one of the best Batman graphic novels, for sure.

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mexicanadiense
Mar 27, 2015

Absolutely loved this compilation, you get the best of one off storylines as Batman fights and outwits his way through his rogues gallery as influenced by the nefarious "Hush", and also a great overall arc leading to the final reveal of the villain's identity. And all laid out in glorious detail by the stellar artwork of Lee and Scott. One for the ages!

DC387 Feb 06, 2015

Outstanding Artwork by Jim Lee & an Incredible Storyline by Jeph Loeb.

forbesrachel Jan 11, 2015

When the criminals we all know start acting out of character, Batman must not only stop them, but figure out the reason for their change. His search leads him to Metropolis and back to Gotham where heroes and villains alike are manipulated into throwing Batman off his game. His greatest strengths have always been his ability to plan ahead, come prepared, and win fights by using his head. A great example of this can be seen in the Superman fight. This "game" really challenges Batman, his opponents are stronger than ever thanks to a mysterious figure who knows everything about him and uses this knowledge to cut deep. It is this deeper exploration of Bruce that we gravitate towards. At this point he has good relations with others; he trusts the bat family, reunites with an old friend, and finally kindles the flame with Catwoman. Inner thought boxes accompany important scenes to explain his reasoning, as well as his emotions. Hush has some of the most superb colours among comics. Just look at the greens of Poison Ivy, the watercolours giving fleeting happiness to past memories, and the sublime midnight hues. Detail permeates both art and story; fans will get a kick out of Batman's car collection. This elaborate scheme keeps us on the edge of our seats, making us second guess our thoughts, and thrilling us with its reveals. Undoubtedly, Hush is one of the finest Batman works, and one which you will keep coming back to.

KateHillier Apr 18, 2014

I loved this. I really love this. You get Batman and Robin, you get Catwoman and Batman being a thing (or are they?), and a great manipulation and playing of almost all of Batman's friends and enemies to go an exciting finale. Batman's more exposed than ever on both the romantic side as well as the fact that whomever is masterminding this knows essentially everything about him. We see Bruce, The Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective personas all together in this vulnerable state that he's in.

The art is also fabulous. The flashbacks are in black and white and look fleeting despite how important and real they must feel and the present day is just as dark and in your face as you would expect a Batman comic to be.

It's a fantastic story and it keeps you guessing and engaged until the end. Seriously, I couldn't put this volume down and I'm glad I got the collected version and not in parts.

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eex97
Sep 15, 2013

one of my favourite batman stories! brilliantly written, and amazing graphics!

summer reader Jul 05, 2013

Great read! I couldn't put it down! I have followed Batman through watching the trilogy movies and that helped in reading this graphic novel. The art work is amazing as well as the story line. I definitely recommend this!

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TheBigMan
Apr 10, 2011

I though they did a very good job on Batman Hush. The story was fast and exciting, the art was excellent, and they overall feel of the story was good. Catwoman was the leading lady this time, and she was pretty hot as usual. Same with Huntress and Poison Ivy, then again they're always looking hot. Batman was, as always, bad ass and he really beat the Joker up this time too. Also it was nice that Clark made a small appearance too, along with Oracle, Robin, and Nightwing. I really enjoyed this comic and I'm looking forward to reading another Batman comic. I'm giving Batman Hush 9/10.

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

Jeph Loeb can spin a complicated yarn when he puts his mind to it, and teamed with the dynamic art of Jim Lee, this is one of the best Batman arcs of the last decade. Vibrant colors utilized for different modes of storytelling and layouts that move the tale along serve to make this book cinematic in the way it unravels. The monochromatic flashbacks are especially effective. Loeb gets into every character's head and makes us as curious about their drives as we are enlightened by what is revealed. Lee's fine art puts every moment right in your lap, from wince inducing battle, fevered embrace, and even the crucial tapping of a single finger. This is only one half of the ride so I suggest a short breather before moving on to volume two, you'll need it!

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summer reader Jul 05, 2013

"...But I can always tell when someone is pretending."-Poison Ivy

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

"Step away while you still can." --the Huntress to street thugs

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

"Bruce. If you wanted to get together after all this time--you didn't have to try to kill yourself to do it." --Tommy Elliot to Bruce Wayne on the operating table

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

"I'm getting outta here. Get my money back. Go ahead. Follow me. I haven't eaten since lunch." --Killer Croc to Arkham Asylum gaurds

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

"Criminals, by nature, are a cowardly and superstitious lot. To instill fear into their hearts I become a bat. A monster of the night. And in doing so, I have become the very thing that all monsters become...Alone...?" --Batman

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

"Have fun being all tights and flights. And remember despite how HE behaves when he's...y'know...--that you two are friends." --Lois Lane to Clark Kent

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TheBigMan
Apr 10, 2011

TheBigMan thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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J_Duncan_Cook
Apr 25, 2010

This is one heck of a mystery with some history. Action packed from the get go, Batman is off to save a boy from kidnappers out for ransom and gets caught up with the ravenous Killer Croc. Things don't go so well and Batman ends up needing the aid of a childhood friend who is a surgeon. Following closely on the heels of his dire injuries we get some ladies in play. The Huntress, Catwoman and Poison Ivy are all woven into the narrative making the mystery more confusing, but a little easier on the eyes. Flashbacks to Bruce Wayne's childhood and the origin of the friendship with Tommy Elliot, the surgeon, bring the story to Metropolis and the attentions of a certain man of steel. With a pitched battle in Metropolis' underground, this first of two volumes ends with a conundrum rather than a solution. Who is stringing all these villains along and what does it have to do with Batman...and Bruce Wayne?

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