Batman #619

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Jim Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 24, 2003 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 14
4.0Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Hush Chapter Twelve: The End
Who is Hush? Why has this mysterious figure plagued Batman? All the secrets are revealed, and one thing is for sure: nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight!

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 27, 2003

    After a year of building toward this moment, Jeph Loeb engages in what is essentially an information dump, as all the answers to the questions come spilling out in this final chapter, and while there are some very clever ideas at work here, and I truly enjoyed the big reveal of the true mastermind behind this arc, the simple fact of the matter is that Jeph Loeb got too caught up in keeping the readers off balance, that he spends most of the issue untangling the overly complex mystery. It also doesn't help that some of the information that is offered up is rather weak as the reasoning for why Hush holds such a mad on toward Bruce Wayne is downright goofy, and the scene where it's explained why each member of the rogues gallery took part in this plot almost reads like the two characters are reading off a laundry list. Still, when one takes a step back I will concede that this issue does tie up all of the loose ends, and the final exchange between Batman and the real villain of the arc is Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Sep 28, 2003

    This issue marked the disappointing end to a disappointing story line. Im not sure if Ill be back for Loeb and Lees second run on the title, but I will say the odds arent too good. It seems like Loeb got in over his head with this arc and could never quite regain control of his creation. Heres hoping this is the exception to the rule when it comes to Loebs work. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tim Hartnett Oct 1, 2003

    *Actually, you should pick up a bunch of them to sell later for lots of money to people who don't know any better. They'll serve a better purpose that way. Read Full Review

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