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Batman: Heart of Hush Paperback – April 23, 2010


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Paul Dini is the multi-award-winning writer of many scripts for Batman: The Animated Series, and has also written for the Superman and Justice League animated series. His comics work includes Batman: Black and White and Batman Adventures. Dustin Nguyen has pencilled the critically acclaimed WildCats 3.0 and The Authority.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (April 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848562144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848562141
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Great story, great writer, great artist.
A. J. Nowaczyk
I was a big fan of HUSH, I think it is and will always be one of the best Batman graphic novels ever.
Julian Pope
I dont have much to say other than go pick up this book...Batman is at his absolute best here....
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jon Repesh on April 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
It's probably fair to say that Paul Dini's five part Hush arc was anxiously anticipated on two counts, the first in observing what he could deliver on a Batman tale benefitting from a more accomodating longer format, and the second in discovering how much further he could embellish on Tommy Elliot's mysterious and controversial background. While we do learn more about his troubled childhood and the subsequent vengeful behavior that arose from it, this may be a prime example where less is more and things are best left shrouded, as some characters are more intriguing if certain aspects about them remain a riddle. Most of the revelations do come about from the debatable yet probably unavoidable use of expository flashbacks, whose primary purpose was to both illuminate Tommy's enigmatic past plus possibly give him a sympathetic slant and more rational motivations for becoming Hush. The flashbacks however are excessive, comprising a significant chunk of the narrative, given that the technique is most effective when used sparingly. More importantly, the story clearly suffers from its totally over the top and implausible situations that diminish its logical credibility, from the medical predicament inflicted upon Selina combined with Hush's surgically altered "new" face, to the overly coincidental encounters in his youth with Jonathan Crane and Peyton Riley, who would eventually go on to become the Scarecrow and new Ventriloquist. Peyton's dastardly role in Tommy's past is especially troublesome considering it contradicts and undermines her empathetic plight and portrayal in a recent two-parter from a few months past.Read more ›
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By H. Scorpio on December 31, 2011
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Although only about half as long as "Hush," "Heart of Hush" is the perfect sequel to the original masterpiece. Smaller in scope and scale, but even more personal....and you don't even have to read the bits of Hush storylines from Gotham Knights in between the two to catch up. It didn't sound like I missed much.

As far as I can tell, the essential Hush saga can be captured in these graphic novels:

-Hush

-Heart of Hush

-Hush Money

-House of Hush
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A. Vickers on April 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I won't bore you with a recap (and I won't give away any plot spoilers), but I will give some background information. Heart of Hush is officially part of the Batman R.I.P. storyline, but takes place a couple of nights before the events of RIP proper (and therefore, before Final Crisis). Hush, upon learning of the Black Glove's intentions for Batman, returns to Gotham to make one final attempt on his nemesis. What happens in the story, I won't say, but it is a very good story. The Heart of Hush storyline officially ends within this book, but an epilogue of it takes place in the 'Faces of Evil' issues of Batman and Detective Comics (Not collected in this), but they aren't necessary and only serve as to give closure to some of the characters in this story. The story officially picks up in Batman RIP and then Final Crisis, telling the story of the 'last' adventure of Batman.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BatmanLover999 on September 6, 2012
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I will admit my only complaint about Loeb's Hush story was Hush's motivation. Money? That's it? That's why he killed his parents? Heart of Hush takes care of that small complaint.

In Heart of Hush, Dini takes you back and shows quite clearly the dysfunction and abuse that made Hush decide to cut those brakes and eventually what drove him to become Hush. It made him a much more believable villain in my mind.

Dini also always seems to take small characters and flesh them out more. You see Peyton Riley who eventually becomes the next ventriloquist,adding still more tragedy to her past.

I loved this story. Start to finish. What is a more sinister way to destroy your enemy than by cutting out the heart of the person he loves? I can't think of one. I am a sucker for the love between Batman and Catwoman because it shows there is more to Batman than his cold exterior, that he does in fact have one weakness, which we have witnessed time and time again between these two. This is an amazing story, but I expect nothing less from Paul Dini.

Dini creates an epic scene where Bruce finally tells Selina how much he loves her, how much hes always loved her and how much he always will.

You need to own this if you are a Batman fan, a Dini fan or just a sucker for Batman and Catwoman's love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julian Pope on August 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
I was a big fan of HUSH, I think it is and will always be one of the best Batman graphic novels ever. Pairing Jim Lee's masterful artwork with Jeph Loeb's impeccable storytelling abilities is the stuff of legends. Heart of Hush is a bit complicated in that it is technically a sequel to Hush yet it also falls in between the Batman RIP storyline. While they did get a good replacement for Loeb by using Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen is no Jim Lee (though he does have a really great style particularly suited for Batman). Overall it was an enjoyable read but truly not to be compared with it's original counterpart. I rented this book at my local library.
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