- Ivy took control of my mind. She made me do things I may have been prone to, but that's my decision. No one gets to violate me like that. Understood?
- -- Catwoman
Appearing in "Hush (Part IV of XII) - The City"
- Alfred Pennyworth (Flashback only)
- Green Lantern (Alan Scott) (Flashback only)
- Thomas Wayne (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Hush (Part IV of XII) - The City"
Bruce Wayne flies to Metropolis. He needs to find Poison Ivy in order to discover her involvement in the Edward Lamont ransom case. As he disembarks from the plane, he recalls the first time he came to Metropolis.
As young children, Bruce Wayne and Thomas Elliot witnessed a fight between the original Green Lantern and the first Icicle. They disobeyed Thomas Wayne's instructions to remain by the limousine.
Bruce visits his newspaper the Daily Planet under the guise of checking in on his investment. But what he really needs to do is talk to star reporter, Clark Kent (Or rather, his alias, Superman). Bruce flirts with Lois Lane and chats with Perry White for a bit – but his thoughts are actually on the kiss he shared with Catwoman the prior evening.
He then visits the Lexcorp offices as Batman and speaks with CEO Talia Head. He inquires about a dangerous chemical compound that Lexcorp dabbles in – a compound developed by Lamont Chemicals. Before Talia can speak at length however, Batman is called away as he discovers that Catwoman is in town as well and hot on the trail of Poison Ivy.
Catwoman breaks into Poison Ivy's headquarters and pretends that she is still under her thrall. But Poison Ivy instantly recognizes the deception and the two begin fighting. Batman arrives seconds behind Catwoman and saves her from being strangled by one of Ivy's sentient vines. But Poison Ivy has another notorious personage under her thrall – Superman. As the top of Ivy's greenhouse collapses, Superman is seen hovering, ready to protect her.
- This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Hush, Volume 1 trade paperback.
- This issue contains flashbacks to Bruce Wayne's childhood. Other characters in the flashback include, Alfred Pennyworth, Green Lantern, Icicle and Thomas Wayne.
- At the time of printing, the reader is unaware that Hush and Thomas Elliot are the same person.
- During one scene, Lois Lane queries, "How many "P's" in "Therapist"? This is a reference to actress Margot Kidder's version of Lois Lane as seen in the Superman films of the 1970s-80s.
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Links and References
- Batman series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Batman series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Batman series index at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe