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.

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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.

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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, Glenn Matchett, Sean Bartley, 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.

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