Batman #616

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 25, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 14
5.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Hush Chapter Nine: The Assasins
The intricate mystery twists again, as the Dark Knight takes the battle back to his mysterious attacker! But when the trail leads Batman to Ra's al Ghul, is the Dark Knight close to the truth, or again being played in this deadly game? Guest-starring Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva... three women Batman does not want angry!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 3, 2003

    Perhaps longtime Batman fans will draw more enjoyment from this issue, as I do suspect a large part of my disappointment is due to the book's heavy dependence on the reader being excited by the prospect of a simple sword fight between Batman & Ra's al Ghul. Now I'll concede that the fight is interesting enough, and the ending is certainly a solid surprise, as it's not often you see such a decisive finish to a fight. As for the big clue we learn that Hush is likely a villain who was presumed dead, but given my lack of knowledge about Batman's corner of the DCU, and which of his villains are supposed to be dead, I can't say this clue was much help. The fight between Catwoman & Lady Shiva is pretty intense though, as it's quite clear that Selina is way out of her league in this contest. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Jun 28, 2003

    The art is perhaps the letdown this time around, as the creative team moves into their ninth month. It's getting a bit weary month after month waiting for the next issue of this highly-slow moving arc, which is consistently unentertaining and substance lacking. Last issue was a better effort---I can only hope Jeph Loeb took a break this month only. Read Full Review

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