Batman. Hush

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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CLP - Hill District Teen Graphic Series TEEN GRAPHIC SERIES Batman vol. 1
Location  CLP - Hill District
Collection  Teen Graphic Series
Call Number  TEEN GRAPHIC SERIES Batman vol. 1
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Graphic Novels GN BAT vol. 2
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  GN BAT vol. 2
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Young Adult Fiction YA F LOE v.1
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F LOE v.1
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Young Adult Fiction YA F LOE v.2
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F LOE v.2
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 741.59 L v.1
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  741.59 L v.1
South Park Library Graphic Novels GN HEROES BATMAN LOE
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
In this story of murder, mystery, and romance, Batman sets out on a simple mission to discover the identity of the mysterious character wreaking havoc in his life and ultimately finds himself in battle against his greatest ally. Working with Catwoman, the Dark Knight Detective goes in search of the deadly Poison Ivy to learn of her role in this latest plot against him. But when her trail leads to Metropolis, a war of epic proportions breaks out as the Man of Steel stands in the Dark Knight's path. Featuring a monumental battle between Batman and Superman, this book also includes appearances by the ravenous Killer Croc and the female vigilante Huntress.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When writer Loeb and artist Lee were assigned to one of DC Comics' highest-profile titles, it resulted in the most acclaimed Batman stories since Frank Miller revitalized the character in the Dark Knight series nearly two decades ago. Both Loeb and Lee have large fan followings, Loeb for his thoughtful takes on iconic superheroes, and Lee for his flashy, dynamic artwork. This book collects the second half of their 12-issue run on Batman, picking up where volume 1 BKL Jl 03 left off. The story line is set in motion by a mysterious foe who is manipulating Batman's familiar villains, and that gives Loeb and Lee opportunity for distinctive versions, in this book, of Joker, Riddler, and Clayface as well as former villainess Catwoman, now embarked on a tentative romance with the Caped Crusader. For all the hype surrounding Hush, both volumes are built largely around the standard brawling by which, fairly or not, the superhero genre has long been characterized. Which is no deterrent to the wild popularity both volumes should enjoy. --Gordon Flagg Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "By now, DC characters have become a kind of repertory company. The trick, for comics creators, is to find roles for them that both exploit their trustworthy familiarity and give them surprising things to do. Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween) does his bit by supplying a rapidly unfolding plot in which caped crime fighter Batman battles Killer Croc and Poison Ivy. Simultaneously, he's pursuing and lusting after the lusciously amoral Catwoman, whom he teams with in a rousing (though improbably evenly matched) brawl with Superman. Other familiar characters make cameo appearances throughout. But Batman is actually following someone else's script; a mysterious, bandage-swathed observer is toying with him and the others. Readers can guess who this master manipulator is, but the real puzzle is what kind of game he's playing. Loeb is especially talented at underwriting, not crowding the page full of long explanations and snappy patter; after all, readers have known these characters for years. Penciler Lee and inker Williams also know not to overwhelm the action with fussy details: their large panels give plenty of room to let angular, sweeping lines collide in striking designs. It's beautiful stuff. Catwoman has rarely looked so seductive, nor has Batman's heroic but fearsome image often been used so well. This volume-a collection of the first five installments of a 12-part serial-doesn't achieve much emotional closure. Nor does it transform the characters, but that would be unlikely anyway. What it does do is make readers look at Batman and his colleagues with a fresh, enthusiastic eye. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Batman -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York, NY :2003
Other Titles Hush
Contributors Loeb, Jeph, author.
Lee, Jim, 1964- artist.
Williams, Scott, 1960- illustrator.
Kane, Bob, contributor.
DC Comics, Inc., publisher.
Language English
Notes "Batman created by Bob Kane."
Volume one originally published in single magazine form as Batman 608-612.
Volume two originally published in single magazine form as Batman 613-619, Wizard 0.
Description 2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781401200619
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