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Comparative Opinions: Hush

Yesterday Holly gave her review of Batman: Hush, which is one of those comics from the canon of Batman. I’ve been working my way through various Batman comics, in a not-particularly-chronological fashion, but Holly’s only read a couple along the way. So her review was more about the comic itself, about what it was all on its own. Great review, and I’m going to try to not repeat what she wrote, and to still say something new!

As such, I’ll be looking at the story especially in comparison to another Jeph Loeb-written Batman story: The Long Halloween. On the surface, the two are very similar, so I’ll look at that. However, there are also some strong differences, so I’ll round out by looking at those. Then some final thoughts around stuff that Holly didn’t say, such as it is and as won’t be too spoilery, and thoughts on what I’ll be reading next from Batman!

For my first thoughts though, how about the art? It’s really something in this comic. As commenters have pointed out on Holly’s post, the art is by Jim Lee, and is top notch. Every once in a while the comic just stops for a nice big two-page scene, and it’s just a lot of fun to read from that perspective as well. I’ve really enjoyed Loeb’s story’s, but the art in this one stood out a lot as well, meaning it really is the whole package.

What's better than having a Batcave? Having a Batcave full of Batmobiles!

What’s better than having a Batcave? Having a Batcave full of Batmobiles!

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Batman Comic Hush

Batman Hush cover

Recently David and I finished reading the Batman Comic Hush. So part of both of us reading it we are going to each give our perspective on the comic. I having not read many other Batman comics will just have a perspective on the story that was told in this comic. First of all this story is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I do think it is good to have a general idea of characters that are in the DC universe, but especially Batman and his various villains, because so many of them show up in one way or another. This story spans so many locations and characters it really is an epic struggle that is being told. The other interesting part is that they do a great job of keeping the mystery going throughout the story. We see all the clues that Batman sees so maybe we might guess the finale before him, but at the same time the story definitely kept me guessing throughout. Continue reading