Sunday, January 18, 2009

Quick thoughts on Detective Comics #852

Overall- Before I say one word about this comic book, let me tell you, as far as Bat-Villains go, besides Ra's Al Ghul, Hush is my favorite. In general, I've always found myself drawn more to the smart villains, as opposed to the outlandish ones. That's why right now, Lex Luthor is probably my favorite villain in all of comicdom. The thing I like about characters like Ra's, Lex or Hush is that they truly don't believe that their actions are evil. Lex Luthor truly believes that Superman is an alien menace who is holding down humanity. Although a terrorist, Ra's believes his actions to be necessary, as well as holding a deep respect for "The Detective". And Hush honestly hates Bruce Wayne, due to Bruce's parents dying, while Hush's mother lived on, denying him of his "rightful" family inheritance.

With that out of the way, I'll dig into this comic. After failing to commit suicide after the events of the "Heart of Hush" storyline, Hush uses his resemblance to Bruce Wayne(Hush had himself cosmetically altered to look like Bruce)to try to rebuild his fortunes. You see, Hush lost all of his money(over $200 million)to Catwoman, who stole the money as revenge for Hush attempting to kill her. The entire issue shows us the lengths Hush goes to in order to steal money(little by little)from Bruce Wayne, to re-amass a fortune. This is made easier since Batman is missing after the events of Batman R.I.P. No Batman means no Bruce Wayne, so Hush can sneak around pretending to be Bruce while stealing money from Wayne enterprises.

Hush makes his way around the globe to various Wayne owned properties, taking a million here and there before moving to his next venture. However, Hush's luck runs out in Vietnam, where he gets captured by Catwoman. Needless to say, Catwoman is still pissed at Hush since he cut out her heart, in an attempt to strike at Batman. The next issue should be interesting as we see Catwoman getting her claws on Hush. For a score, I'll give this issue an 8 1/2 out of 10. This story was an interesting look into the life/thought process of Hush. Paul Dini(writer)did a good job here.

No comments:

Post a Comment