To the 5 Batman comic fans who haven't read Hush:
It's not essential reading. Lee's artwork is awesome in this and the back story with Eliot and Bruce is entertaining and necessary, but other than that, everything is a mixed bag. It tried too hard to include every citizen of Gotham (bad or good), Hush is barely a part of it, The Joker is way too goofy in this arc, and the Catwoman drama is way too forced. Seriously Batman decides to tell Catwoman he is Bruce, and 10 issues later they "break-up".