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Batman: Hush

(Batman (1940) #608-619)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  32,951 ratings  ·  1,421 reviews
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 allies ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 18th 2009 by DC Comics (first published November 25th 2005)
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(A-) 81% | Very Good
Notes: A grandiose, sprawling, byzantine epic, it’s about exploiting vulnerabilities and the tactical manipulation of memory.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
It was okay. The graphics were great!!! Read it on Kindle Unlimited!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shelby *trains flying monkeys* by: Jeff
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.

Jan Philipzig
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
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 attem
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
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.

What makes
Dan Schwent
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, cool-covers, comics
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
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 ph
Aug 06, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
I guess I'm mostly alone in not thinking much about this title -- but here are my reasons:


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
Michael Finocchiaro
This was a harrowing Batman story: exciting, enigmatic, loads of guest stars - and a surprise ending. Up there in the greatest works of the ever-expanding Batman cannon.
Absolutely fantastic.

Though, holy spoilers, Batman.


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

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
Christopher (Donut)
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla-comics
I remember trying this back when it was a blue cover trade, and a green cover trade, and not liking it.
Batman: Hush, Vol. 1, Batman: Hush, Vol. 2

One can hardly say that if it like it now, it's because my tastes have matured. Broadened, maybe.

No, I remember what I didn't like- I generally hate all flashbacks to forgotten childhood friend of "Master Bruce," although like most things Batman, everything that's been done can be re-done.

As far as the Chinese box style plot, with a twist on every twist
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.
Except I didn't actually open the book at the library.
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.
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, dc-comics
4.5 stars

Wow. 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). 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
Sam Quixote
Oct 16, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
Chris Gordon
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Batman is a character who is known for many things; Batman: Hush is a graphic novel that gives us these many things. This top-of-the-line Batman story was everything you could hope to get out of a Batman graphic novel, and rather than feeling cluttered or disjointed, everything worked together marvelously. There have been plenty of other Batman stories that excel at showing one side of Batman while leaving out another equally as important aspect. You may come across one graphic novel that focuse ...more
Jonny Campo
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mine, batman, dc-comics
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 ...more
Nov 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best Batman stories ever done.
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
4.5 stars

Wow! This may be the greatest Batman story I've ever read. It's certainly my favorite of Loeb's works. This story used Batman's cast of characters so well! It featured nearly every character I know to be big Batman characters: Nightwing, Jason Todd, Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Leslie Tompkins, Huntress, Oracle, Harvey Dent, Jim Gordon, Killer Croc, Riddler, Scarecrow, Tim Drake, Superman, Lois Lane, and, most importantly: Catwoman.

This was more like a love letter to their relations
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 w
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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 ...more
Mar 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
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.
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
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 ...more
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 jum ...more
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great overall batman story. Has all the villains and a cool story arc involving them all. Artwork was solid. Would be a good starting point to any new Batman fan. Some of the story would feel a little too cliched for hardcore Batman fans. I loved it still and would highly reccomend it.
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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!
Melania 🍒

Crazy beautiful illustrated. The story is also strong for a superhero graphic novel /comic.
Jesse A
A very entertaining, very good Bat-book. Has the flavor of a Morrison Batman book without the batshit craziness.
Lᴀʏᴀ Rᴀɴɪ #BookDiet2019
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
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
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 ...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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