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Apr 13

Batman: Heart of Hush

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

HushLast year when I read Batman:Hush it immediately became one of my favorite graphic novels. Written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Jim Lee it set a high benchmark.

I just finished reading Batman: Heart of Hush, written by Paul Dini and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen. It is not the masterpiece Batman:Hush was, but it is a rich, emotionally complex followup story.

Originally in Detective Comics #846-#850, the story has been republished in the story “The Heart of Hush.”

Surgeon Thomas Elliot is now a manipulative sociopath, known as Hush. Elliot has returned to humiliate and kill Batman.

Concerned that the Black Glove – another of Batman’s many adversaries – might kill Batman first, Hush hurried into action.

Hush’s rush was based in his belief that it was his responsibility – and his exclusive right – to kill Batman.

In order to achieve his goals Hush collaborates with Scarecrow and Mr. Freeze to bring about Batman’s demise.

As Batman seeks to thwart Hush’s plot he partners with both Nightwing and Robin.

Cameos of key characters in the Batman legend abound, with Catwoman playing a major roll in this tale of love, loyalty and sacrifice.

Batman fans will love this story. Casual readers should read Batman:Hush first and then you will thoroughly enjoy the intricate plot and malevolent strategies Hush employs in Batman: Heart of Hush.

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