Batman: Streets of Gotham Vol. 1: Hush Money
How will the police feel about this new Batman -- and can he control the crime in Gotham the way the old Batman did? Commissioner Gordon's about to find out as teams with the new Batman to combat the fiery threat that Firefly has spread across Gotham City.
Then, Bruce Wayne has seemingly returned,, promising to lead his city into a new golden age. But while this phony devotes his fortune to rebuilding Gotham City, he fights violent opposition from Batman, Robin and a host of DC Universe heroes!
- Amazon Sales Rank: #47491 in Books
- Brand: DC Comics
- Published on: 2010-05-25
- Released on: 2010-05-25
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .43" h x 7.00" w x 10.54" l, .87 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 144 pages
Welcome to the Street of Gotham
2009 saw a massive reorganizaing of the Batman books and their creative teams as the Dark Knight was apparently KIA against Darkseid in Grant Morrison's "Final Crisis". Among the departing teams was Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, who had enjoyed an acclaimed success on Detective Comics. But the team wasn't finished with Gotham City as they helped launch "Batman: Streets of Gotham", a new series focusing on Batman as perceived through various Gotham characters. "Hush Money" collects the first arc as well as two issues from the "Faces of Evil" event that ran in early 2009.
As the title suggests, "Hush Money" is a continuation of the Hush storyline begun in Dini and Nguyen's final Detective Comcis story, "Heart of Hush". When we last left Dr. Thomas Elliot, his campaign against his childhood friend appeared to have been dealt a fatal blow. His attempt to replace Bruce had failed and in the aftermath, Catwoman and her allies had robbed him of his entire fortune, leaving him penniless. But Batman's death during "Final Crisis" has given Hush an opportunity to continue his original plan and destroy Bruce Wayne's legacy. Dick and Damian's attempts to stop him coincide with the reappearances of Firefly and Mr. Zsaz, leaving the new Dynamic Duo hard-pressed to stop their enemies.
Paul Dini's writing is crisp as always and his understanding of Batman and Gotham City remains as excellent as it was 20 years ago during Batman: The Animated Series. Dustin Nguyen's artwork maintains its Mike Mignola-inspired style and quality, making him another influential Batman artist in the modern era.
Another great Hush story...
Batman: Streets of Gotham Vol. 1: Hush Money mostly follows Thomas Elliot(Hush) after the events of Heart of Hush (another great Hush tale by Paul Dini). Now the new Batman (Dick Grayson) and Robin (Damien Wayne) must deal with Hush's plan to ruin Wayne's legacy. The book also contains a story about Firefly at his deadliest. Lots of cameos and easter eggs for some hardcore Batgeeks. (Remember Farmer Brown?) Great read all in all, can't go wrong with Paul Dini. Highly recommended.