Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Batman: Hush” as Want to Read:
Batman: Hush
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Batman: Hush

(Batman (1940-2011) #608-619)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  37,872 ratings  ·  1,684 reviews
The complete critically acclaimed and best-selling tale is now available in one sensational volume.

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 mast
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 18th 2009 by DC Comics (first published November 25th 2005)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Batman by Alan MooreBatman by Frank MillerBatman by Jeph LoebBatman by Frank MillerBatman by Jeph Loeb
Best of Batman
516 books — 867 voters
Watchmen by Alan MooreThe Complete Maus by Art SpiegelmanV for Vendetta by Alan MooreThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiPreludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
Best Graphic Novels
2,950 books — 6,418 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.29  · 
Rating details
 ·  37,872 ratings  ·  1,684 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Batman: Hush
(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 be
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
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.


I enjoyed
Dan Schwent
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, comics, cool-covers
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
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
A (now) classic Batman story that I think holds up very well.


This is one that I've read multiple times in multiple editions, and I really think that the 15th Anniversary edition is very well done. I loved seeing all the Easter eggs that I'd missed over the years pointed out to me. <--did you know Jean Grey and Gwen Stacy were buried in the Gotham Cemetary? I always miss stuff like that if someone doesn't shove my face in it, so it was a nice bonus to have the artist spoon feeding it to me in the
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
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 its many failings here
K. Elizabeth
The artwork. The action. The dialogue. The characters. Everything about this was ON POINT.
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
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.

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
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 characte
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
Chelsea &#x1f3f3;️‍&#x1f308;
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Nov 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best Batman stories ever done.
 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
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
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
Campo Reviews
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
Dec 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This is my spoiler free review of Batman: Hush, if you would like to see the spoiler full review with lots of great pictures please visit my blog here:

In the middle of my notes for this book there is one line that stood out. Alone amidst plot points and character names I wrote, "this book is too complicated." That pretty much sums up my feelings about it.

Here's the deal, I don't like Batman. I know, hear me out. I like Gotham, I like the world in which he
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this comic!! The story line, the drawing, the drama, the romance, the mystery, it was all beautiful! This is probably one of my favourite comics I have read so far. I really enjoyed the underlying mystery throughout the entire comic and all the bad guys we get to see! (Also Superman and Lois make a guest appearance and who doesn't love those two? - Lois calls him Smallville *eeek*) The relationship between Batman and Catwoman was so interesting and unique. They have been hinting at their ...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
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.
Jesse A
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very entertaining, very good Bat-book. Has the flavor of a Morrison Batman book without the batshit craziness.
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I've finally read Hush and ... I'm not mad??? But I also didn't love it??? The way that people were hyping up the story didn't quite match what I saw when I finally got around to reading it.

First and foremost, many people love Jim Lee's art, and whilst I understand why (it's very similar to the bright and beautiful art of The Wicked + The Divine) it doesn't do anything for me. I know I will die on this hill but Tim Sale is the man to go when it comes to illustrating Batman. The way that m
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
  • Batman, Volume 2: The City of Owls
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
  • Batman: A Death in the Family
  • Batman, Volume 3: Death of the Family
  • Batman: Year One
  • Joker
  • Batman: The Man Who Laughs
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Batman: The Black Mirror
  • Superman: Red Son
  • Kingdom Come
  • Batman, Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City
  • Batman, Volume 5: Zero Year: Dark City
  • Batman: R.I.P.
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #1
See similar books…
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

Other books in the series

Batman (1940-2011) (1 - 10 of 505 books)
  • Batman (1940-2011) #1
  • Batman (1940-2011) #2
  • Batman (1940-2011) #3
  • Batman (1940-2011) #4
  • Batman (1940-2011) #5
  • Batman (1940-2011) #6
  • Batman (1940-2011) #7
  • Batman (1940-2011) #8
  • Batman (1940-2011) #9
  • Batman (1940-2011) #10

News & Interviews

  Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa’s highly anticipated new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, arrives...
8 likes · 1 comments