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"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 fi

Quote1 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? Quote2
-- Catwoman

Appearing in "Hush (Part IV of XII) - The City"

Featured Characters:

  • Batman (Flashback and main story)

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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 to check upon Oracle's investigations. Lois Lane flirts with Bruce but before she learns anything from him, Perry White takes Bruce away. However, Bruce's thoughts are actually on the kiss he shared with Catwoman the prior evening.

At night, he drops by the Lexcorp offices as Batman and speaks with CEO Talia al Ghul, who calls herself 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 by Catwoman, who 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. However, 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 book was first published on January 22, 2003.
  • This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Hush Vol 1 trade paperback.


  • 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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Recommended Reading

Part I: Batman #608 Part II: Batman #609 Part III: Batman #610 Part IV: Batman #611
Part V: Batman #612 Part VI: Batman #613 Part VII: Batman #614 Part VIII: Batman #615
Part IX: Batman #616 Part X: Batman #617 Part XI: Batman #618 Part XII: Batman #619

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