Batman #608

    Batman » Batman #608 - Hush Chapter One: The Ransom released by DC Comics on December 1, 2002.

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    As Batman rescues a boy from mercenary kidnappers, the Dark Knight realized it was all ran by an unlikely foe-Killer Croc! Or is other the responsable?


    A physically altered Killer Croc kidnaps Edward Lamont IV, heir to the Lamont Chemical fortune. He is holding him for a ten million dollar ransom. Batman tracks the boy down and rescues him and gets into a fight with Croc. Batman defeats Croc by using a hyper-sonic device that sends Croc reeling over with pain. During the fight however, Catwoman arrives and sneaks off with the ransom money.

    Batman takes off swinging after Catwoman. He's hot on her tail, but Catwoman leaps from rooftop to rooftop always two steps ahead of him. As Batman closes in for the capture, something cuts through his batline. He falls all the way to the street below and is knocked unconscious. The fall, and his recent battle with Croc severely injures him.

    Catwoman meanwhile meets up with Poison Ivy and hands her the ten million. Something is definitely odd here, as Catwoman appears to be submissive to Poison Ivy's charms.

    As yet, no one knows who cut the batline.

    First and last Appearances: Carlos Valdez (Chilean mercenary); Nails Nathan (former C.I.A. operator); Spider Hancock (hired thug); Tommy Harper (gun runner for the I.R.A.)



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    First Unraveling 0

    Story On the surface, the story appears to be fairly formulaic - Batman must rescue a boy from an affluent family who has been kidnapped by Killer Croc only to end up in a cross-Gotham chase with Catwoman, when things go awry. But it's simplicity is appropriate for a first issue because it doesn't overwhelm new readers while still capturing the interest of Batman veterans. Writing With the exception of the Odd One-Out, the writing for this issue is excellent. It's exciting getting into Batman's ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    I´m no boy scout 0

    Since I´m not a fan of Batman and only bought this arc story because of Jim Lee and had no high hopes being Jeph Loeb in charge of the writing, as he blundly states that a script with Batman´s continuity story is completely different from doing an arc in Earth 2 with Tim Sale, I got admit this was a good start, indeed a very exciting one. Some of the most important villains in Batman´s rogue gallery are in this issue, like Killer Croc, Catwoman and Poison Ivy, what makes this issue palatable for...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    BatMan 608 HUSH. 0

    We start off Here where batman is trying to save a boy and which i really did not get the beginning and he ends up fighting killer croc i think batman was getting his butt wipped and in the background i noticed catwomen stealing the money and so i thought of course killer croc is to stupid to do it by himself he had to get a smart person to do it for him and as soon as he beated up croc. this is my favorite line.YEAH!!! said the boy. Edward be quiet. batman said. And i just laughed and laughed t...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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