Thanks to a great Christmas gift from The Paladin, I was able to buy Batman: The Complete Hush from comiXology. It was written by Jeph Loeb, penciled by Jim Lee, inked by Scott Williams, and colored by Alex Sinclair. An all star lineup if there ever was one, and they did not disappoint with this book.
Batman has to fight all of his old foes, but for some reason he is always a step or two behind them. The mysterious Hush seems to be outplaying him. Batman will have to use all his tricks, and trust his allies to stop this new threat.
What I loved about this book is that Loeb used pretty much all of Batman’s main villains, and he did it without feeling like they were shoehorned in there just because he felt like he needed to. The villains all had a reason to be in this book. This book, while being in the main line, is its own self contained story as well with a beginning and end, which is nice for a trade paper back. You don’t need to feel like you need to buy seven more to complete the series. Thanks to its self contained nature it is also a great place to start reading Batman comics since it covers just about anything you would need to know.
The artists all did a good job. Batman, Gotham, and all the rest just seem to jump off the page (well tablet screen anyway). You expect a comic book to look good when you get this much talent, and they delivered. If you want to see Batman looking his best, this is a good book to read.
If you have been thinking about getting a graphic novel about the Dark Knight, Hush would be an excellent one to choose. You can find the book just about anywhere, and it seems like it is always on sale, so you shouldn’t have to break the bank. Batman: The Complete Hush gets my full recommendation!