Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SPOILERS: Batman Eternal #26

It's the New 52! Time to learn about Hush and his slightly tweaked history!

The Spoilers:

Everything is a bit awkward in the cave. You've got a beaten up Batman, Julia Pennyworth tending to him, and Batgirl, Red Robin and Red Hood just sort of sitting there like "huh?" Once introductions are made, Bruce gets to the point: Hush. He's behind it all, and right now the family needs to do their best to stop the riots in Gotham. As the family disperses, Bruce takes Julia to visit her father in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Bard is announcing martial law in Gotham, while Stephanie hitches a ride to the prison her father is being detained in, and after confronting him, realizes that he's hacked into her account online and has posted a $100,000,000 bounty on her head. Run Steph, run!

While visiting Alfred, Bruce tells Julia about Hush. His story remains somewhat the same, but now it seems he was a little more obsessed with being like Bruce in their youth, to the point where he'd tell girls that he was Bruce Wayne, which Bruce found to be a little fucked up. One thing leads to another, Tommy figures out Bruce's secret, and Hush is born. After the visit to her father, Julia seems fully on board with taking her father's place in Bruce's operation...

But Alfred's troubles are not over, as Hush, posing as Doctor Tommy Elliot, has him moved to Arkham, where Joker's Daughter awaits him, claiming he has a new master to serve.


The Good:

Eternal just going to do Eternal. Another fine issue, and like last week, I'm sort of just running out of things to say about this book 26 weeks into it. The biggest talking point this issue was probably Hush's origin. Now, it's been awhile since I've read Hush or Heart of Hush, but I don't seem to remember that level of obsession with Tommy towards Bruce. And I'm not really sure how I feel about it now. Not exactly wild about it, I'll say that much. But in the end, it doesn't really matter, because the current events are pretty much the big issue at the moment, not how obsessed Tommy was with Bruce when they were kids. But oh well... It was another issue of Eternal, that's for sure.

1 comment :

  1. The artwork during the origin of Hush was especially good, and I think Tommy's obsession with Bruce was nice just because it brings something new to the story.