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Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Favorite Batman Story

There are dozens of "must read" Batman story arcs, but which one does the Comic Vine community appreciate the most?

If someone were to walk up to you and ask, "I want to get into Batman. What should I read?" it's likely at least a handful of stories would immediately pop into your head. Sure, you can recommend a great starting point, but it's always tempting to promote what we really adore, isn't it? And this week, we wanted to see which Batman story you love the most! After 2 days of voting, one story took a moderate lead over some truly excellent works of art: Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's "Hush."

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This 12-issue storyline is a superb introductory read for anyone looking to dive into Batman's world. Jeph Loeb's greater mystery doesn't exactly have a mind-blowing conclusion, but the road there is hugely entertaining, incorporating plenty of Batman's villains -- and allies -- in the journey. And to top it off, it's all gorgeously illustrated by the very talented Jim Lee. It may not be the best Bruce Wayne mystery around, but it's definitely easy to understand why so many people love it and continue to recommend and reread it. In case you need more convincing, "Hush" was also one of our selections in the ongoing "Why You Should Read" segment! You can check that out here.

Viner Post of the Week for "Hush" is by BalooMamalu

"Hush was a great Batman story. A detective story first, which puts it above many of the other famous creator runs or novels or even movies. The art was consistently superior. It had a classic Superman guest appearance which illustrated their difference but also friendship. Villains galore are showcased Joker, Riddler, Ra's, Talia, Poison Ivy, Croc, Clayface, Shiva, Harley and even an engaging new villain. Tons of excellent allies; Gordon, Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman, Alfred, Oracle and even Harvey Dent are shown at their best. The characters were well introduced without excess exposition. The story had many deep emotional plot points from the entire mythos, like how Batman deals with or doesn't deal with Joker. It even ends with heavy trust issues Batman himself has. The story works very well as a stand alone, entertaining for longtime readers, but also serves as an excellent introductory point for new fans."

450 people voted, so 0% doesn't necessarily mean the story received 0 votes!

Viners, did you vote for "Hush" and if so, why? For everyone else, which story earned your support? Elaborate below and maybe it'll convince others to give the arc a read!

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