"Hush Beyond, Part III: Close Encounters": Batman tries to protect Calendar Man from Hush but Hush manages to get the upper hand and claims Terry to be a phony. Hush then reveals that he knows that Bruce used to be Batman and continues to attack Batman while Bruce shouts in Terry's ear to respon
Appearing in "Hush Beyond, Part III: Close Encounters"
- Amanda Waller
- Calendar Man (Dies)
- Dana Tan (First appearance)
- Dick Grayson (First appearance)
- Flying Graysons (In a photograph only)
- Joker (as an illusion only)
- Mary McGinnis (First appearance)
- Matt McGinnis (First appearance)
- Nora Reid
- Tim Drake (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Hush Beyond, Part III: Close Encounters"
Batman tries to protect Calendar Man from Hush but Hush manages to get the upper hand and claims Terry to be a phony. Hush then reveals that he knows that Bruce used to be Batman and continues to attack Batman while Bruce shouts in Terry's ear to respond. This new Hush claims that Batman's true family are the villains he put away again and again which is why he is killing them off one by one. Hush manages to injure Terry long enough for him to turn his attention to the disabled Calendar Man. Hush grabs Julian's explosive birthday card which was meant for Commissioner Gordon and stuffs it down Julian's throat. Hush then jumps out the window as Terry gets to his feet. Terry tries to run to Julian's aid but the explosive birthday card goes off and Calendar Man's body is blown to pieces. Terry leaves the scene before the police arrive while Bruce yells at him for not being focused enough which causes Batman to get mad and shut him off.
The death of Calendar Man quickly hits the news. Amanda Waller and Nora Reid watched the news. Nora wants to turn herself into the police but Amanda tells her that if she does, she'll pinpoint the blame onto her.Terry wakes up the next morning to answer to his mom and brother about why he's late all the time. Terry covers by says Bruce has him working late and goes to meet Dana Tan, his girlfriend. Terry and Dana go to a dance club for a night and Dana's mad at Terry for working at his job late and not having any time for her. Terry tries to cover but Dana's too angry to listen.
Later, Terry goes to the Batcave and finds out what Bruce has been really working on, Batman robots called Bat-Wraiths to take over Terry's job. Terry is furious at Bruce but Bruce tells him that the Bat-Wraiths are his backup. Terry claims to not need back-up and vows to bring Hush in. Terry then goes to see Tim Drake just in case Tim has had any Joker relapses. Tim has been keeping track of his movements and so far everything has been smooth sailing. Terry is convinced that Tim hasn't relapsed nor is he involved with the new Hush. Tim tells Terry that he's free of the Joker and insists that he visit Dick Grayson.
Terry later goes out that night as Batman to go see Dick Grayson but is attacked by Catwoman. Batman ties her up with his bat bola and warns her to lay low since Hush is targeting all of Batman rogues. Catwoman manages to break out and escape. Batman then arrives and meets Dick Grayson at Out of the Nest Aerial warehouse. Meanwhile, Catwoman meets up with Hush to reveal that he paid her to put a tracker on Batman. Hush points to a box that has Catwoman's payment. Catwoman examines the box and a bunch of Joker playing cards fall out of the box. Hush surprises Catwoman from behind and gets her into a choke hold. Hush intends to make Catwoman his next victim.
- This book was first published on August 18, 2010.
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