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Batman: The Complete Hush [Kindle Edition]

JEPH LOEB , Jim Lee
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

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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.

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"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: #22,145 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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71 of 78 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Batman Classic ! August 26, 2009
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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
Format:Paperback
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 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best October 22, 2012
Format:Paperback
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 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing... January 15, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm not a huge Batman man, myself... this graphic novel is actually the first I've read of its kind. I've been around comics and its characters for a while, so I've gathered some knowledge throughout the years. Childhood movies and television shows stuck with me more than I know. With that, this book was still amazing.

The story unfolds so well. The use of such a canon of characters is a testament to Jeph Loeb's writing. Batman feels like Batman.

Jim Lee's art is actually my most favorite aspect. His style is above and beyond what I thought I knew in comics. I still expect those weird dot-matrix colors and drawings of the old days (Not to say that style doesn't have its charm), but this artwork surprised me. I'm officially on the hunt for other Jim Lee works. The print-style lets these colors pop. Even though it's a paperback, it doesn't feel overly fragile.

So, as a new Batman fan, this book is amazing. Just getting into comics? You'll love it. Been into comics? You'll love it.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire Version Specific Review December 24, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I decided to try reading one of the DC collections that were made available specifically for the Kindle Fire and chose HUSH because I had never read it before and had heard good things. The story and art are enjoyable. The experience of reading it on the Kindle Fire is not. It limits my options on how to read the story. I am not able to rotate it into landscape mode and the only zoom capabilities are the pre-defined ones that walk you through the story panel by panel. The predefined zoom is still not enough to sometimes read the captions.

If Amazon chooses to update the Kindle Fire software to allow me to control my own zoom and to rotate the display, then I will score this higher.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Hush Rocks
Teaser of a series. I really enjoyed the back story and surprising love interest. Kudos to the storyline great result.
Published 5 days ago by JT
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best batman story
Always love jeph's work on batman. The story and characters development are top notch. Jim' art is excellent. Nuff said
Published 7 days ago by A Thomas Ariawan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story With Just One Problem...
Jim Lee is a fabulous artist. I don't think there is anybody better though there are plenty of copycats. Read more
Published 8 days ago by KerrySaidWhat
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok....
it was ok...good art and pretty good story.
I read it on kindle paper white. So everything was b/w.
Even without color the art was very good.
Published 8 days ago by inkyolee
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS BOOK
WOW! I love this book! The story was FANTASTIC and the art was AMAZING! It was numerous guest characters and a challenging mystery (unless you already know the identity of Hush). Read more
Published 11 days ago by brutten
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, somewhat disappointing ending.
What I really liked going into this comic was that the enemy was unknown. We've had Batman fight the same villains over and over, but finally we have what seems to be a new one,... Read more
Published 11 days ago by romevi
2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Artwork, s***ty storyline.
NO SPOILERS. The villain is exactly who you expect it to be. Characters are created and then disposed of in very over-played and melodramatic ways. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Audrey Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Hush little baby dont say a word...
Batman: Hush was a exciting and thrilling story that tied together in the end rather well. As a new reader to comics, I picked this up because of the great art and huge response... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Tenea
5.0 out of 5 stars Batman
Easily my favorite batman comic I'm still kind of new to comic and this is my second favorite of all time only under civil war which is the comic that got me in to comics
Published 18 days ago by Brian k burt jr
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome mystery.
The writing from Jeph Loeb and art from Jim Lee give us an awesome Batman story. The characters are drawn to near perfection from Lee, and the storytelling is just masterful from... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Eric L.
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