Batman #613

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 26, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 13
5.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Hush Chapter Six: The Opera
A perfect evening out on the town for Bruce and Selina takes a turn for the deadly when Harley Quinn hits Gotham City. And if Harley's back, can the Joker be far behind?

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 12, 2003

    The issue makes pretty good use of Harley Quinn, as she comes across as a fairly formidable threat, who is able to think on her feet, and take advantage of the various elements that she's presented with. The issue also delivers some fairly amusing lines for her to deliver, and her personality plays off Batman's grim & serious demeanor rather nicely. Where this issue doesn't hold up all that well though is when it shifts it's focus back to the plot that is driving this entire arc forward, as while Jeph Loeb may have something up his sleeve, I'm starting to get the feeling that he's gone for the obvious choice when it comes to the mystery villain, as this issue ends with what looks to be a fairly obvious attempt at throwing us off the track. The idea of a villain using Batman's rogues gallery to wear down Batman before launching their own attack is also a rather familiar feeling premise, as I do believe this plan was already employed by Bane. Still, I can only hope that this book isn't h Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Mar 27, 2003

    Chapter six of Hush is exactly twenty-one pages of setup for a final-page shocker, which if you didnt see coming a mile away you might actually enjoy for Jim Lees stylistic interpretation. I am sorry to report that the Loeb & Lee Batman event is turning out to be a very hollow experience indeed. I keep thinking that Hush is going to explode into something exceptional, but it appears that the emperor really has no clothes. Thus ends another week of bad metaphors for me. Good day. Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...