Batman by Jeph Loeb


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. Volume 1 collects Batman #608 - #612, and ...

Details Batman

Release DateAug 18th, 2009
PublisherDC Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Dc Comics, Batman, Superheroes, Comic Book

Reviews Batman

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    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. Y...
  • Jayson
    (A-) 81% | Very GoodNotes: A grandiose, sprawling, byzantine epic, it’s about exploiting vulnerabilities and the tactical manipulation of memory.
  • Jan Philipzig
    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 ...
  • Dan Schwent
    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 h...
  • Jeff
    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. et...
  • Brad
    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 ex...
  • matt
    I guess I'm mostly alone in not thinking much about this title -- but here are my reasons:SPOILERS BELOW********************************************************************************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...
  • 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.
  • Shannon
    Absolutely fantastic.Though, holy spoilers, Batman.Hehehe.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, thoug...
  • Donovan
    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 superior...
  • Christopher (Donut)
    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. 2One 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 C...
  • J
    4.5 starsWow. 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)[ Jason Todd (hide 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:...
  • Sam Quixote
    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
    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....
  • Anne
    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.Whee!Except I didn't actually open the book at the library.So.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 wha...
  • Jonny Campo
    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...
  • Chelsea
    4.5 starsWow! 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.T...
  •  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 ...
  • Clarissa
    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 eve...
  • Jesse A
    A very entertaining, very good Bat-book. Has the flavor of a Morrison Batman book without the batshit craziness.
  • ᴍᴀʟᴀʏᴀ ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ
    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, ...
  • 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 Sc...
  • aPriL does feral sometimes
    All-star cast!Something peculiar seems to be pushing the buttons of every bad guy who has ever hated Batman. One by one, terrifying villains Batman has battled and defeated in the past are hunting down Gotham's superhero once again to finish him at last, empowered by a strange confidence and new skills. Well, at least Batman can count on his friends...maybe. Some of them are acting peculiar, too. Murderous, actually. Oh oh.In this special collect...
  • Stephen
    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.
  • Kemper
    One of the best Batman stories ever done.
  • Lydia
    When I read this book I may or may not have pried myself away from its pages at 1 in the morning and promised I would get back to it soon, whimpering as I walked away from it. Hush is fantastic. It is really a masterpiece. The art is beautiful, the watercolour flashbacks are gorgeous, it is so detailed and so vast and so sprawling. There are lots and lots of full-page panels, which I adore and I loved this cast of characters. Most of all I loved ...
  • Roy
    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.
  • 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...
  • Logan
    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 t...
  • Daniel
    Predivivni crtezi prepuni detalja, akcija koja skoro ostavlja bez daha i atmosfera koja je skoro savrsena.Ali onda stizemo do price... i najslabijeg dela i koje mi na kraju skoro upropasti sve ovo. Jednostavno suvise konfuzno i to ne potrebno sa glupavim objasnjenjima i bezveznim krajem.Velika steta ali opet po meni svaka preporuka za ljubitelje Batmana.