Batman #615

Batman #615

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2003 Critic Reviews: 3
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Hush Chapter Eight : The Dead
In the aftermath of last issue's stunning climax, Nightwing comes to Batman to find out how - or if - the Dark Knight can continue. Choices are made that will affect the entire Batman family, and there's no turning back! Plus, the shocking return of the last person you'd expect!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 3, 2003

    Batman will continue to top the sales charts with its unique approach, and universally pleasing story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 6, 2003

    The final pages of this issue offer up some nice plot advancement, as we learn who Hush is, and depending on how big a fan you were of this villain before this issue, you'll either be pleasantly surprised, or annoyed by the rather significant change that has been made to this character. Speaking as a reader with next to no feelings about this character one way or the other, I do have to say that I did feel like Jeph Loeb has cheated a bit on this reveal, as it's one thing to reveal the mystery villain is a character fans would recognize, but it's quite another to change the character to such a degree that it might as well be a completely new character. Still, it wasn't really much of a mystery as this book has really been more of a collection of fan pleasing plot premises than an ongoing mystery, so truth be told I doubt too many fans will make a fuss. This issue does offer up a nice look a Batman's opinion of Nightwing, and there's a fairly big development in the Batman/Catwoman relat Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Jun 4, 2003

    Jeph Loeb wants readers care about the people inside the costumes, his trademark in recent years, even though there is nothing particularly new about the Batman/Catwoman dynamic. But the underlying story should carry as much weight as the characters, and really, there isn't much of a story here. Loeb has inadvertently shown that Batman's rogue's gallery is dead; they've lost their relevance. Each month another Bat-villain appears, makes some noise, and disappears without having said anything; existing only to advance the plot. Perhaps DC should consider shaking up Batman like Geoff Johns has done in Flash; that world has been totally revitalized. And consider how compelling Marvel's "Ultimate" line of comics is to readers. Looking back at the "Big" Batman events over the last dozen years: Knightfall, Cataclysm, No Man's Land, Officer Down, Fugitive, and Murderer. Each was exciting and interesting, but ultimately what's changed, other than a few minor characters dying off? Sales numbers Read Full Review

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