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"Hush, (Part VIII of XII) - The Dead": Funeral services are held for Doctor Thomas Elliot. Attending are Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Selina Kyle, [[Alfred Pennywo


Quote1 But, you caught the bad guy. The Joker's back in Arkham for like the seventy-ninth time -- where maybe we can hold onto him for more than an hour and a half this time... Quote2
-- Nightwing



Appearing in "Hush, (Part VIII of XII) - The Dead"

Featured Characters:

  • Previous Batman Next (Flashback and main story)

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Clarence
  • Oracle (Behind the scenes)
  • Thomas Elliot (Flashback only)(First appearance chronologically)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Hush, (Part VIII of XII) - The Dead"

Funeral services are held for Doctor Thomas Elliot. Attending are Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Selina Kyle, Alfred Pennyworth and Leslie Thompkins. Bruce Wayne speaks during the service and recites one of his favorite poems.

Later, Bruce is back in the Batcave, pouring over all of the evidence associated to Tommy's murder. He deduces that the Joker is actually innocent, and that someone went out of their way to make Batman believe him guilty. Nightwing drops by and shows concern over Bruce's wellbeing. He knows that Bruce has been seeing Selina, and encourages him to reveal his secret identity to her.

Before long, Oracle radios Batman and Nightwing, informing them that the Riddler has just hijacked an armored car. The two heroes set aside their investigation to quickly nab him. Racing through the streets of Gotham in the Batmobile, they use the vehicle's battering ram feature to force the armored car off the road. The Riddler tries to flee, but Batman easily nabs him. Investigating the scene for further evidence, Batman is surprised to find ash from a Lazarus Pit near the wreckage of the armored car.

Some time later, the mysterious man whose face is covered in bandages, approaches Joker's cell in Arkham. He tells Joker that he is his attorney and that he would work to see him out by the law. Joker wonders who is this man, and as he starts removing the bandages, the man reveals his true identity: Harvey Dent. His face has been completely healed of the gruesome scarring that earned him the sobriquet, Two-Face.

At the same time, Batman meets Catwoman at the Gotham City Zoo. Taking her into his confidence, he removes his cowl, revealing the face of Bruce Wayne and sharing his secret with her.



Notes

  • This book was first published on May 28, 2003.
  • This issue is reprinted in the Batman: Hush Vol 2 trade paperback.
  • This issue reveals that the man seen in bandages in issues #614 and #615 is actually Harvey Dent, not Hush.
  • A Lazarus Pit is a device used by Ra's al Ghul to maintain his youth and vitality.
  • During the meeting with Joker in Arkham, Harvey mentions that Joker once broke into his house and beat him in front of his wife. This happened in Batman: The Long Halloween #3.

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Recommended Reading

Hush
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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