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Batman: Hush - Volume 2 (DC collection Eaglemoss #2)

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Using the Joker, Harley Quinn, and Ra's al Ghul as his own private pawns, the enigmatic man known only as Hush makes Batman, Robin and Nightwing endure a series of torturous mantal and physical attacks. But it is not until Batman learns his mysterious assailant's true identity that he suffers his greatest defeat and betrayal.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 26th 2004 by Titan Books Ltd (first published 2003)
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Bookdragon Sean
The lingering questions really drove this forward. Who is this mysterious man from batman’s past? Why is he stirring up so much trouble? And, more importantly, how has he manged to manipulate some of Batman’s most iconic opponents? The answers really had to be worthy of the questions, and I can safely say that by the end they were. This had the resolution it needed.

I’m not giving anything away. I’m not going to attempt to be cryptic or discuss whether or not the identity of the villain was obvi
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Ronyell
5.5 stars!

Introduction:

After reading the first volume of the well-acclaimed “Batman” story, “Batman: Hush,” I just had to check out the second volume that would conclude this fantastic storyline! Now, that I had just finished reading “Batman: Hush Volume Two,” I can clearly say that this storyline definitely rates along my most favorite “Batman” storylines next to “Batman: The Killing Joke” and “Batman: The Long Halloween!”

What is this story about?

Continuing from the last volume, the sto
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Sesana
Jul 25, 2012 Sesana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is for volumes one and two of Hush. I read this not long after it first came out, and liked it well enough, but I think I liked it even better with this read. Hush is a sprawling, villain-packed mystery that introduced one of the best Batman villains of recent years, Hush. The mystery is compelling, but so much attention is paid to all the various villains of the month distract from what should be the driving force. But I can't complain too much, because I like how Loeb handled all o ...more
Zane
Sep 06, 2008 Zane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: batman fans
Recommended to Zane by: meg
This was okay. It was entertaining. Throwing all of batman's enemies into a conspiracy against him is not novel, but this is pulled together well enough. The dialogue between batman and the super villains was good. The end seemed a bit of a stretch. Oh and does anyone else ever identify with the supervillains? I mean the killer croc probably needed that money more than the rich family. It's not like he can get a job or anything, and he was devolving genetically. If someone couldn't get their gen ...more
Emily
Mar 22, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, dc, bats
Hoooooo boy, reading that was EXHAUSTING is the best ever way possible. God, I love comics. And everything and anything to do with Batman in general. And let me just add this in before I get too far that I was SO SO SO happy to see Dick and Tim again. I cried a little bit. I love those kids :')

OKAY, now straight into the thick of it. (view spoiler) Am I pleased? Hell yeah. I'm wasn't quite sure why I didn't like this pairing, and
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Sophie
Mar 24, 2009 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This was supercool. I absolutely loved it, and while I managed to restrict myself to small portions in the beginning, in the end I gave up and devoured the books in one go.

First of all, the artwork is so fucking pretty. It was one of those cases where sometimes I'd turn a page and be breathless for a moment, because wow. So gorgeous. So even if the story was, I dunno, boring or not to my liking, I would have had a great time just because of the whole look of it.

But the story wasn't boring, and i
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[Name Redacted]
Look, I appreciate what they're trying to do, but I have comics (both pre- and post-Crisis) from decades ago in which Batman and Catwoman are already an item. This is what happens when authors don't know anything about the history of the characters they're writing. Batman doesn't feel like Batman, though I liked the reflections on his relationships with Nightwing/Robin I, Jason Todd/Robin II, and Tim Drake/Robin III. What is more, I suspect that this story inspired the craptacular resurrection o ...more
Rachel
Jul 10, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
*4.5 stars*
This was great! Even better than the first one, and so close to getting a full five stars. So many Batman characters in this volume, I loved seeing them all! This was definitely an awesome story arc, and I can see why it has all the praise it does. I highly recommend this to any Batman fan if you haven't read it already!! Also I did get my batboys featured, so my request from the last volume was fulfilled (-;
Megan
I'm not really sure why this story arc was so popular - I think it was mostly due to Jim Lee being the artist. It's an okay Batman story and does further the larger arcs in his life a bit, but it's not exactly worth the hype in my opinion. The major plot points turn on several unrealistic "surprise!" gimmicks; in that respect it's more of a somewhat lame attempt at a big shake-up in the batverse thriller than a solid or intriguing detective story.
Nerdish Mum
Feb 19, 2016 Nerdish Mum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had to pick this up as soon as I could after finishing volume one. This volume was just as good. I loved the relationships between characters, I loved the fake reveals that kept you guessing, I loved the final reveal, I loved the art. Overall I loved this whole story and I know I'll be coming back at some point in the future to re read both volumes.
Gavin
Jan 21, 2013 Gavin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The fantastic conclusion to Part 1. Jeph Loeb and co. outdo themselves here, creating a full out mystery for Batman/Bruce to solve. All his foes are involved, and many are acting out of character...why, and who's behind it? Also, Catwoman/Selina and Bruce get closer. Red Herrings, false finales, and a great conclusion make for a superb book. Just like the 1st part, ESSENTIAL. Bravo.
Joni
Jan 16, 2017 Joni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fin de Hush, la historia siguió siendo misterio en capas, cada problema resuelto destapó otro hasta llegar a un final contundente y bien cerrado. Enloquecer a Batman y obligarlo a usar todas sus mañas detectivescas, me hizo recordar mucho al primer arco del Daredevil de Kevin Smith. Dos cosas me molestaron, el dibujo de Lee a pesar que tenga su legión de fanáticos a mí no me termina de convencer y lo otro es que leídas tantas historias de Batman aburre que sigan siempre rememorando el pasado de ...more
Cameron
Nov 01, 2010 Cameron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Batman: Hush, Vol.2" picks up right where Vol.1 left off. Still confused as to who Hush really is, Batman finally gets a chance to find out his identity. Right before he does so, Harvey Dent shoots the man that had the answer. This adds a whole different element to the story. Now, not only are all of Batman's enemies involved(The Joker, Killer Croc, Clayface, The Riddler, etc.) but even his allies like Harvey Dent are suddenly thrown into the mix of this already confusing and twisted plot. At o ...more
Damien Cowger
Nov 25, 2014 Damien Cowger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another book that I really wished I could give a 3.5 to. I did like it, quite a bit, but the more I chew on it, the more I find little flaws here and there. Ultimately, I ended up thinking that the cavalcade of stars worked fine, though I do feel like I was drowning in them by the end, and had a little trouble remembering who was doing what. I could see the ending from way back on page 2 of the first volume, and had hope that I was wrong at many points in the book with different red herr ...more
Jason
Jun 24, 2014 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this is such a trip because the continuity of Hush volume 1 and 2 is so different from Batman's current run. Honestly, I really miss it. Some of it is weird ( Luthor is president!) but some if it is very rich ( Todd is dead and there's no Damian). In the end I find Hush himself to be pretty disappointing. His ability to manipulate and his his plan is very impressive but his motivations are severely lacking. Now, having said that, I still enjoyed the story very well. Here are ten things I ...more
Aj
Just like any other batman stories or movies this one was great. One book I would read twice.
Asghar Abbas
Apr 15, 2016 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Excellent conclusion .
The Crimson Fucker
Look at me Seth!!! i'm reading the good shit!
Dee
Apr 07, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It was excellent.

A thrilling and suspenseful story and great art!
Ivona
Jan 23, 2017 Ivona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Batmana prostě miluji! :)
Shayan
Feb 16, 2017 Shayan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
شروعی قوی و با شخصیت پردازی عالی و صحنه هایی به یاد ماندنی به خصوص جایی که جوکر رو تا سر حد مرگ میزنه
که با افت داستان در قسمت های اخر و یک پایان تو خالی ناامیدتون میکنه
Michal
Jan 26, 2017 Michal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vyzeralo to fakt super, len tým koncom to strašne pokazili. :/
Brian
Feb 26, 2017 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, fiction
Jeph Loeb essentially wrote the same Batman story three times in a row, but a little worse each time. I had read this years ago and remembered it as being so good, but it's mediocre at best.
Catherine
The theme of these three graphic novels is that the art is better than the story. The story of Hush itself is quite engaging. But it's Jim Lee's illustrations that are the highlight of the story. The art and coloring are lush, complex and beautiful. The narration got to be a bit much at times, as if Loeb wanted Bruce to reflect upon every single aspect of his personality. A lot of the narration was well done though and I'd much prefer it to no characterization. Seeing so many characters make cam ...more
Caitlyn
Mar 20, 2016 Caitlyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was by far the most intense comic I've ever read - from start to finish!

Following straight on from Hush Part 1, we follow through those last couple of frames from the last graphic novel into this one, where Batman is beating Joker whilst Joker tried to claim his innocence - right off the bat things don't slow down.
Running in a circle, Batman is trying to find out who it is that killed his best childhood friend, Tommy, and he's not being led in the right direction. You're thrown all around
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Jessica Lave
Dec 05, 2013 Jessica Lave rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the first volume a while back, and eventually I was able to get a hold of the second. It's a fast read, naturally, seeing as it's more illustrations than words, but there is a lot to each of the illustrations and it's easy to miss some of the finer details if you're not paying attention.

Honestly, I enjoyed the first volume more, but the art is incomparable. The story felt a bit rushed at times in this volume, but that could be either because I read it so quickly or because there is so mu
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Melissa
The story picked up as it went along, and I think all the characters were fun more than distracting, though I can understand others who disagree. The art is fantastic, with one caveat. I know superhero comics are not a showcase for people of normal or realistic proportions, but the tiny, fist-sized waists on all the women were just ridiculous at times. (That and the way shirts would suddenly be jostled to show lacy underthings when the non-superheroine female characters were in peril. The men ar ...more
Victor Orozco
Apr 16, 2015 Victor Orozco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read little bits of this story years ago and didn't completely understand it. But now that I've picked up this and gotten to the end, not only do I understand it, but really enjoyed it.

Hush is a truly wicked and sadistic villain. In many ways a true representative of the Holmes/Moriarty representation that has always driven Batman to a nemesis.

What really drives Hush is that he is truly a sociopath. He cares for nothing by himself, his vengeance a selfishness that I am so proud Bruce does no
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Mario
May 22, 2010 Mario rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is where Jeph Leob descended into the red zone. The artwork is still amazing, but the story, not so much. Now, there were a few ideas that I really liked. For instance, and not much of a spoiler, I liked how Loeb used Jason Todd. Interesting and fun take on the Riddler. I really liked some of the characters interactions between Ras, Talia, and Batman. However, a lot of the dialogues were awkward, silly, and out of character (for instance, the Joker). I liked the ending, but I hated the Hush ...more
Amanda
Apr 04, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Batman Hush is basically a story about what happens when all of Batman's enemies are put up against him in one book. I didn't particularly like the comic because I found it a little confusing. I wasn't exactly sure who exactly this Hush character was by the end. Another aspect I found particularly confusing was the flow of the story. The dialogue didn't flow well with Batman's internal thought. One thing I did enjoy however was the scant amount of text. The scenes that were essentially wordless ...more
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Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer, producer and award-winning comic book writer. Loeb was a Co-Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes, and formerly a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost.

A four-time Eisner Award winner and five-time Wizard Fan Awards winner (see below), Loeb's comic book career includes work on many major
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