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Batman: The Complete Hush [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

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—as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc. Collects BATMAN #608-619.

Editorial Reviews


"It's beautiful stuff. Catwoman has rarely looked so seductive, nor has Batman's heroic but fearsome image often been used so well. [HUSH] make[s] readers look at Batman and his colleagues with a fresh, enthusiastic eye."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred

“The art is stunning and beautiful.”—Portland Oregonian

About the Author

Jeph Loeb is an Emmy award nominated and Eisner award winning writer/producer living in Los Angeles.   In television, his many credits include Smallville, Lost and Heroes and in film, Teen Wolf and Commando.   In comics, he is best known for his work with the supremely talented artist and partner-in-crime TIM SALE on BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS,CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME for DC as well as Daredevil Yellow, Spider-Man Blue and Hulk Gray for Marvel.

Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Lee is drawing JUSTICE LEAGUE.

Product Details

  • File Size: 115798 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (November 21, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064W652A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,793 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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77 of 84 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Batman Classic ! August 26, 2009
Finally! Previously available as two separate volumes, this is the first time all 12 monthly issues of the Loeb/Lee run have been put together, giving us the complete HUSH story.

Jeph Loeb gives us a very good detective story. Better is his character-study, nuanced approach to the Dark Knight, himself. Loeb manages to bring fresh eyes to the Batman, displaying a longing and a loneliness previously unrevealed. The scenes with Catwoman are some of the best in years. Those with Nightwing (the original Robin) show growth and a new maturity for both characters. And, of course, the new villain - Hush, is a great addition to the rogues gallery.

Jim Lee's contribution is possibly even greater. He draws some of the most iconic and visually stunning pictures of Batman, EVER. There was Neal Adams, Norm Breyfogle, Dick Sprang, and Alex Ross. Add to the `Top 5 Batman Artists of All Time' list - Jim Lee. And he may have taken over the Number 1 spot, at that! Sharp, dynamic, and nothing less than electrifying, Lee's work here is some of the greatest artwork ever done in a graphic novel or comic book.

Ranking high on the list (just after The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and Batman: Absolution), HUSH instantly becomes one of the most important and character-defining Batman stories of all time.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to get back into Batman! September 10, 2009
By Tai
I've been out of the comic loop for a long time. Especially DC comics. Trades are great since I have no comic book shops local to me and I like nice big volumes to take in and digest over a long afternoon.

Batman: Hush is great in regards to letting you get back into the mind of the Bat. Hush, him(or her)self, is a great villain that is well done and there is also a good number of cameos by other mainstays and a twisted ending to the whole thing to boot!

I highly, highly recommend it to new or longtime Batman fans. I feel you won't be disappointed.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate Batman story September 6, 2009
By km
I'm not much of a comics reader, but Batman is easily my favorite character (although I'm in the minority who have found his live-action adaptations to be disappointing). And this particular collection is THE comic book for people who don't often read comic books.

Only a passing knowledge of Batman lore is needed to enjoy the story, and virtually all of the characters in his history make appearances of varying degrees. The highlight is his battle of wits with Superman, and seeing the famous contrast in styles between the two characters at work here, both as combatants and allies. It makes one desperately wish they'd make a live-action crossover film (and while one almost did get made before these current reboots, it seems unlikely now, save for the upcoming Justice League film). There are also some great interactions here between Clark, Bruce, and Lois.

Jim Lee's style can be a bit too technical and lacking in character, but I'm still a fan of his clean, dynamic style, and it's great to see it applied to the Batman world. His Catwoman/Selina is particularly memorable. The way all the characters are shoehorned into the story can come off as contrived in some regards, but for the most part it works and makes for a highly entertaining adventure.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best October 22, 2012
Batman: Hush is just one of those graphic novels that, before it was even released, was already a hit. Comic book fans could not wait to see what the industry's finest (artist Jim Lee and writer Jeph Loeb) would be able to offer. This is one of my favorite Batman stories out there and I also think by comic book standards it can be considered one of the best. The art of course is phenomenal, if you have no prior experience with Jim Lee's art you certainly won't forget it after reading this.

The writing is great, but what may be most impressive is the story. In 12 issues this team manages to introduce almost every single major character in Gotham City AND deliver an excellent story with a new villain after which the book is named. If you're a Batman fan and you like graphic novels this is a must read, it's up there with the greatest of all time.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why all the hype? November 8, 2013
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This review is spoiler-free for anyone who has not read Hush.

I understand that Jeph Loeb is widely lauded amongst Batman fans and is considered to have written many of the best Batman stories. However, having read a number of his works, the impression with which I come away is that they're actually not *good*. His style is consistent from story to story, which would be admirable in other circumstances, but the stories are convoluted without depth and at the same time predictable, which loses any luster after a first read.

This is especially true of Hush. From the beginning you're sure you know Hush's identity but early on through some spoilery means your suspect is no longer a suspect which, admittedly, lends some interest to the story. Then, at the end, when you find out you were right all along, the reveal is nothing but inflammatory to realize you were fooled with a cheap cliche parlor trick and Loeb's attempt to pull the wool over your eyes is insulting. As a reader, especially with Loeb's perceived prestige, one gives the writer the benefit of a doubt and assumes early on that he would not resort to such tactics, and you're left feeling violated and that you've been taken advantage of when all is said and done. This is further compounded when Hush's ultimate motivation for stalking Batman is revealed, which is ludicrously juvenile and unbelievable and still yet diminishes the impact of the overall story.

There's a fun moment at the end between Batman and the Riddler in which Batman proves his intellectual superiority but this is a small denouement that adds nothing to the story.
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Published 11 hours ago by Gabriel
5.0 out of 5 stars Shh!... Quiet!... HUSH!
Of all the Batman stories I have read, I don't know that I can honestly say that one left me feeling so exhilarated, so pumped, so involved as the complete Hush saga did. Read more
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Published 15 hours ago by Erick Pinder
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love batman!! the story just keeps getting better
Published 2 days ago by Cindia
5.0 out of 5 stars SHHHHHH!!!!
I personally believe that this is one of Batman's best works done. You will see everyone is the graphic novel with a few expections. I truly love the story and the art work. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Manny
5.0 out of 5 stars shhhhhh
This one has everything. All the big villains and everyone that's worked with Batman in the past. It comes to a head as the bad guys get trickier and the good guys are constantly... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Shawn
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
Mind=Blown Fabulous story. This is a must read for people slightly interested in Batman. Anyone who loves Batman has already read it.
Published 6 days ago by jeffrey p lingenfelter
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but Jim Lee's art really needs to grow up.
In general, this book was ok, but it felt fairly generic and unimaginative. The story was reasonably enjoyable but generally felt pretty uninspired. And the art... Read more
Published 11 days ago by B. Simons
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite book
I've read it over and over. I've let friends borrow it and they enjoyed it as well.
Published 13 days ago by Noke
5.0 out of 5 stars Batman at it's best!!!!
I had only heard of the Character "Hush" while playing Batman : Arkham City and was intrigued. This book has become my favorite Batman story arc. I cannot recommend it more
Published 17 days ago by Ed Walden
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