The Hush Chapter One: The Ransom wiki last edited by GonzoVG on 05/20/14 06:53PM View full history

Overview

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?

Synopsis

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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Batman Hush - Chapter One: The Ransom Review 0

The issue jumps into action instantly when batman has to save a boy who has been kidnapped and is promised a safe return for a ransom, what batman did not know is that the kidnapper was killer croc who is a great villain and provides a spectacular fight, as you may be able to tell this isn't anything unique or original in terms of story and has a standard, easy to follow plot but has amazing drawing from Jim Lee throughout. After batman's rendezvous with killer croc, batman finds the ransom mone...

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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 ...

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