Batman #608

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 15
6.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Hush Chapter One: The Ransom
Batman attempts to bring an end to the vile kidnapping of an innocent child. But suddenly, all hell breaks loose!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 29, 2002

    I'll admit I've never been a big Batman follower, as my collection only includes the Frank Miller works (Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One), and the issues that I picked up for about half a year, after the attention grabbing Batman: Death in the Family story. Now I'm familiar with his corner of the DCU, as I do pick up the various satellite titles (Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, Birds of Prey & Harley Quinn), but truthfully most of my Batman exposure comes from his time in the JLA. This opening issue by the new creative team hasn't convinced me that I'm missing the boat by not becoming a regular Batman reader, but it is a pretty solid read, and I'll give them a couple more issues to convince me of the idea that Batman should be added to my pull list. Plus, if nothing else with a creative team this solid, I can be assured of an entertaining read while I'm waiting to be impressed. Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee is simply too good a combo to pass by without taking a peek at what they're up to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Frankel Oct 25, 2002

    I have learned that hype is usually indeed only hype and with this issue I was expecting more from the story since the writer has brought such groundbreaking Batman tales as The Long Halloween and Dark Victory. Both, these two showed us new facets with the title character being portrayed more along the lines of realism than through what was displayed here as the generic realization of the Batman. It was a standard, satisfactory tale that fans that have previously not read anything Batman in the comic books will surely enjoy. For the rest of you, expecting something different will have to wait and see how the story progresses. It may well develop into a memorable Batman story and judging by this first issue alone is unfair considering there is more to tell. Read and enjoy! If you'd like to contact me about this issue or my reviews in general please do via the link above. Read Full Review

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