I like him
I do like Hush, but only as a dumb blockbuster where I can admire the pretty pictures and enjoy all the guest appearances. As a piece of writing it stinks. It's the same thing with Long Halloween really, just not to quite as great an extent. Most of the same flaws are there, but the strong characterisation and noir aesthetic prevent it from being as noticeable.
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it's a story that i like but i don't take too seriously, if u look at it like that it can be quite enjoyable
f he just became a detective or a cop sure that'd be logical, but deciding to dress up as a bat to scare people after mastering a dozen types of martial arts and various other skills? That's patently absurd, and no less absurd than Hush's origin. They're both heavily contrived and incredibly unbelievable but that's the nature of superhero origins.
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
And Hush lives in that same universe so having a convoluted back story is pretty normal too.
so i am reading hush and i have many questions to ask.
1.how did selina and bruce meet?
2.sarah essen is gordons wife?in year one its barbara gordon.
heres some more questions thanks for answering first ones.
lex luthor is a president?i don't read superman comics but i know that he is main antagonist in superman comics how did he manage to become a president?
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1. Exactly when Bruce and Selina met isnt really clear in current continuity. They are seen to be dating in Long Halloween, but meet for the first time during Knightfall (published much earlier but chronologically takes place much later.) Those events of Knightfall are probably no longer canon.
2. Gordon had an affair with Sarah during Year One. After Barbara leaves him he goes on to marry Sarah who is later murdered by Joker during No Mans Land.
Of course, not reading the current BATGIRL series I don't know if all of this has been retconned.
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I did not realize that Gordon's first wife's name was Barbara. That's odd, since his daughter's name is also Barbara and you don't generally see the Jr. thing done with girls' names, only boys. In the Christopher Nolan movies, I thought that having his wife named Barbara and also showing that they had a daughter but that she was only two or three years old was Nolan's way of saying to everybody- "I am NOT doing Batgirl!"
The story seems to have a lot of haters, but I have been re-reading it this weekend and I have to say, it's a pretty enjoyable tale.
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1) In the first one, from the main continuity, Bruce and Selina didn't know each other at all but their alter-egos Batman and Catwoman interacted a lot and had the usual sexual tension going on. Batman never learned Catwoman's identity 'on screen', but he apparently knew that she was Selina Kyle under the mask by the end of Catwoman's first series (this one still has me confused).
2) In the second one, from the Loeb & Sale's works (Long Halloween, Dark Victory, When in Rome), who form a sort of separated mini-continuity, Bruce and Selina dated in their civilian identities, as Selina had managed to enter the same social circles as Bruce through her stolen money and natural class. Batman and Catwoman had their usual relationship.
Brubaker, writer of Catwoman's second series, apparently went with the Loeb & Sale work : Bruce and Selina dated, Selina was a former socialite, etc. And Loeb continued in that vein in Hush.
Plus sadly now most if not all of Hush is retconned out due to the new Catwoman series, as Selina no longer knows Batman is Bruce Wayne.
Helena Wayne as the Huntress, horrible! RIP Helena Bertinelli April 1989 - August 2011 Rotten thing to do to your fans DC. Bait and switch. Horrible.