Right before I read Hush, I read a mystery that was not afraid of the female gaze. There was a fair amount of commenting on men’s thighs. I was primed to notice the musculature of Batman’s thighs. Those are some powerful thighs.
Batman has always been a television or movie character to me. I grew up on Adam West’s Batman. I have watched every live action Batman film and many of the animated movies. I love Batman: The Animated Series. I haven’t been a Batman comic reader. I don’t have a firm idea of who Batman is, and much less if a sense of who his Robins are/were. I have a general idea of who Batman’s friends and antagonists are, but I don’t have definite ideas about how they ought to behave.
I enjoyed Hush a lot. In addition to Batman’s bulging thighs and the buoyant breasts of all the women, the story is engaging and the art is gorgeous. I did have to work to separate the tv show Arrow from Hush. That’s not the fault of the graphic novel, so I didn’t take off stars.
Hush moves Batman through a cavalcade of characters wham, bam, thank you ma’am style. Only Catwoman, Alfred and Batman’s unseen foe appear in most of the chapters. I liked the romance between Batman and Catwoman. I knew things would end the way they did, but it still annoyed me. As the title says, the answer is in plain sight, but getting there was a lot of fun.