Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1

Writer: Phillip K. Johnson Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila, Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 17
7.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Following the smash success of last year’s Tales from the Dark Multiverse series, DC returns with five new tales that explore dark, twisted timelines spinning out some of DC’s most iconic stories. It begins with the story that kicked off the modern era for Batman...“Hush”! The landmark story introduced Bruce Wayne’s childhood friend Tommy Elliot as he tried to destroy the Dark Knight...but what if Tommy had ruined Bruce’s life when they were children?
Tommy Elliot grew up to be the Dark Prince of Gotham City with the help of Talia al Ghul, Oswald Cobblepot, Harvey Dent, and Jason Todd! But vengeance is coming in the form o more

  • 10
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 4, 2020

    It doesn't appear Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1 will have any sort of impact on Dark Nights Death Metal. Just a story for DC fans to take in that was spawned from a wild event. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Nov 4, 2020

    Batman Hush haunts us all with another fantastic one-shot tie-in. It's not necessary to read, but you'll regret not reading it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Nov 4, 2020

    The artwork for Tales From The Dark Multiverse " Batman Hush #1 is simply amazing. I loved seeing alternative looks for all of my favorite characters. Dexter Soy did a beautiful job of bringing them to life. The colors by Ivan Plascencia are haunting throughout the book, with the letters by Troy Peteri done splendidly. I thoroughly enjoyed the issue, and look forward to seeing what comes in the next one, which is a twist on Flashpoint! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 3, 2020

    This series hasn't always lived up to its potential, but this is a twist on a familiar tale that works very well thanks to the willingness of its creative team to really shake things up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Nov 3, 2020

    Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Batman Hush #1is an interesting take on an alternate Gotham. While it delivers a cool story, it was so far from what I came in expecting that it took me a moment to fully appreciate it. As long as you arent expecting a retelling of the original Hushstory I think there is a lot to love here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Nov 3, 2020

    I'm a sucker for anything with Talia Al Ghul in it. The fact that a lot of artists and authors' work is featured as either intentional Easter Eggs or a carry over from DC Executive Jim Lee's days at Marvel, the intention is good. However, the story is a bit formulaic, and what do we have after? If you like some bubble gum for the brain, it's a good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Nov 3, 2020

    Mixing equal measures of It's a Wonderful Life and dystopian futures with heaping helpings of horror, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush #1 is an excellent inversion of the original tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 3, 2020

    Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush is a story of detail. It absolutely could have used more pages for that. The history and training about this version of Batman is a little thin though his motivation is clear. It's something I'd like to see more of. There's a lot packed in here though as Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: Hush is a one-shot comic you can just pick up and enjoy and ponder so much about this intriguing spin on a familiar world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Nov 3, 2020

    Hush presents an interesting, compelling universe focused around one of my favourite villains " Heart of Hush was one of the first comics I ever bought physically, and it's made me soft on the character ever since. Here, we see a fun continuation of that tone, and I'm happy that the Dark Multiverse line has returned with the same standard of quality that it had during its run last year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 4, 2020

    Together with Johnson's sly alterations, this creative team uses its canvas to astound BATMAN fans with some minor imaginative twists that will blow your mind. Sure, when I see these TALES OF THE DARK MULTIVERSE issues I'm normally pretty skeptical before reading. However, I rather quite enjoyed the issue. I simply wish we got a bit more ironed out in the story. There was just so much to work with here that maybe these TALES OF THE DARK MULTIVERSE should be more than one issue to tease out more of the details? Alas, I'd still recommend giving it a try, even if it seemed more like an Else World story than a Dark Multiverse story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 9, 2020

    An intriguing take on Gotham emerges from far before the famous story arc that gave this one-shot its name, leaving plenty for readers to want in this temporary universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Nov 4, 2020

    If you're a fan of the original Hush storyline or just love alternate universe stories, this is a fun and engaging issue to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 3, 2020

    Some of these Dark Multiverse one-shots feel like they could use a lot more, and others felt like they didn't need to exist at all. This is one of the former, and it ends on a good note with a suitably twisted ending, but I can't help but feel like there's a lot more to see. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 3, 2020

    As has been the case with DC'sTales from the Dark Multiverse one-shots,Hush is a mixed bag. There's a good story in there, but it's hampered by diverging so wildly from its original source material and too many ideas being thrown on-page at once to truly connect in a cohesive narrative. Dexter Soy's art is good, but mismatched with the tone writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson is going for. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 3, 2020

    The biggest problem with this issue is that there is too much story to confine to one issue and the rush to get to the end takes away any emotional connection to the events. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 3, 2020

    While I love the art in this issue, the story seriously left me wanting more because the only things that resemble the Hush story in this issue are the inclusion of Tommy Elliot and Batman having a silly Hush costume for absolutely no reason. This could essentially be any Elseworld/Hypertime story for our Dark Knight because we don't really do much to play with the whole Hush angle in this book and for such a beloved story, I was looking for something interesting or clever to come from this, but sadly I got neither. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 4, 2020

    Only the most die-hard of Bat-Fans and Dark Multiverse completists need bother with this issue. It has nothing to do with the original Hush storyline, which is forgivable. The fact that it is centered around a dull protagonist and features a predictable "twist" ending is not. The by-the-numbers artwork is tolerable, but only that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 4, 2020

    It's a good concept that needs more than just this one issue to play out in. Read Full Review

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