"Pushback, Book 3": Hush has dragged the badly beaten Riddler outside. The Joker arrives, to rescue the Riddler, and faces off with Hush. He calls his henchmen and beats Hush. He warns Hush that he is in charge and leaves with the Riddler. In the Batcave, Batman is reviewing footage of the sabot
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Synopsis for "Pushback, Book 3"
Hush has dragged the badly beaten Riddler outside. The Joker arrives, to rescue the Riddler, and faces off with Hush. He calls his henchmen and beats Hush. He warns Hush that he is in charge and leaves with the Riddler. In the Batcave, Batman is reviewing footage of the saboteur on the rooftops, and thinks he knows who the villain was. Robin also reviews the footage, and reaches the same conclusion. Oracle also calls in, with the same name: Hush. Batman goes to his last recorded location, but Hush hides. Batman and Robin dig up Tommy Elliot's coffin, but all that's in it is an old Gotham Gazette, reporting the death of Elliot's father. In the Joker's hideout, the Penguin accuses the Joker of recklessness, after rescuing the Riddler and sparing Hush. The Joker reminds the Penguin that it's him who's doing all the work opposing Batman, and that the Penguin should trust him to deal with it. He reveals that the Riddler has a name he wants, and threatens to throw him back on the streets if he doesn't give it up. The Riddler gives him a slip of paper with the name, because it's his last chance chance for survival against Hush. The name is that of the man that killed the Joker's wife. He gives the slip of paper to the Penguin, who reads it: Oliver Hammet. In the Clocktower, Oracle analyses a tooth recovered from the fight, and identifies it as the Riddler's. Batman communicates the findings to the policewoman in charge of the case, who asks him to tell her everything. He replies that she'll have her hands full soon enough. Elsewhere, Robin arranges the purchase of some new equipment from a shady dealer. Hush also confronts the dealer and asks him to work just for him. The dealer refuses, but does agree to sell him equipment, the same as any other customer, and suggests he gets help from a villain named Prometheus.
- This book was first published on April 21, 2004.
- At the time this was published, Prometheus appeared to be the same villain who was last seen in JLA #41. However, it was revealed in Faces of Evil: Prometheus #1 that these were two different people, making this the first appearance of the new Prometheus.
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