Over the last 75 years of Batman history, the Caped Crusader has seen more than his fair share of enemies. From Joker to Two-Face to Riddler to Penguin, his rogues gallery includes some of the best-known and most adversarial villains in comic books. This is a group of rogues so popular that they’re even getting to be the focus of their own movie: Suicide Squad. While people will argue over who was the best Joker or Two-Face, there remains a villain that hasn’t yet been represented on film- though he did make an appearance in Arkham City and Arkham Knight… Hush.
Hush is a villain who strikes at Bruce a bit more personally than his other opponents, for Hush knows Bruce intimately. The two grew up together and shared a lot of the same experiences. This is what enables Hush to be so vile, so effective, and so much fun to read. He can affect the Dark Knight in ways that no other enemy is capable of even conceiving. However, there is more to this villain than just an old score to settle with a childhood friend. Truly, Hush is one of the villains who has one of the more dynamic and emotional origin stories.
In episode 52 of the ComicsVerse podcast, we present to you our analysis of what makes Hush who he is, using Jeph Loeb’s HUSH and Paul Dini’s HEART OF HUSH as our main sources of his history. On the podcast are Editor-in-Chief Travis Czap, Head of ComicsVerse’s publishing division Glenn Matchett, and they are joined by Brian Delpozo, Malia Knight, and Fabio Castelblanco. Join this crew as they dive headfirst into one of the Caped Crusader’s greatest rogues and try to discover what it is that makes Hush tick. By the end of it, we’re sure that you’ll find Hush to be one of Batman’s more interesting villains, too.
This episode is a rerun that originally aired September 15th, 2008.
Episode 6 – The Dark Knight “First Impressions” Review
Has The BAT Jumped The SHARK?
Well, here it is!! You’ve heard about it, you’ve read about it, now listen to this legendary episode for yourself!! Yes, friends, there actually were people that :gasp: DIDN’T LIKE The Dark Knight!!
Join The Freaks, Chris Honeywell and Scott H. Gardner, for their MOST CONTROVERSIAL EPISODE EVER (yes, even MORE controversial than the ancient astronauts episode!!) in which they treat Christopher Nolan’s so-called “epic” the way Ozzie Osbourne treats a bat’s head.
Yeah, yeah, they know — you LOVED it, right? The whole damned world loved it. But maybe now…..after the initial rush has worn off and you’ve come down off that Mountain Dew-induced nerd-high, maybe, just maybe, you can spot some of the chips and cracks in this current Caped Crusader’s nipple-free batsuit, too…
In the third episode of Comics on Comics Radio, host Sax Carr welcomes legendary comic artist, Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come, Project Superpowers) along with Asterios Kokkinos (Cracked Magazine, NPR’s Marketplace), Steven Saunders (Secret Cross) and Blair Marnell (Wizard Magazine) for a mindbending hour of comics & comedy!
This week, our panel examines a move by Heath Ledger fans to remove The Joker from all future Batman films, reviews Batman #686 by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert, debates the continuing corruption of Mary Marvel and whether Barbara Gordon should return as Batgirl, considers the death and return of Barry Allen, Captain America & Jason Todd before an all out interview with Ross about nearly all of his projects to date, including the first word on what his next project might be…
Also, during the show, listen closely for details on how you can win a free graphic novel or trade paperback of your choice from Amazon.com, courtesy of your friends at ComicsOnComics.com!
You can download this episode and high quality versions of all of the Comics on Comics video podcasts for free on iTunes.