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Batman (1940) - Absolute Edition
"Hush"
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  Writer(s):
Jeph Loeb III

Penciller(s):
Jim Lee

Inker(s):
Scott Williams

Colorist(s):
Alex Sinclair - 'Sinc'

Letterer(s):
Richard Alan Starkings - 'RS'

Editor(s):
Bob Schreck

Cover Artist(s):
Jim Lee
Scott Williams
 

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Cover Date: 2005
Cover Price: US $49.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Hardcover; 372 pages

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Hush

Synopsis:
The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Smallville) with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams (SUPERMAN, Uncanny X-Men) collected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format!

This slipcased edition includes BATMAN #608-619 as well as the the 2-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on dccomics.com) and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long "Hush" an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue's Gallery and introducing his newest foe!

This Absolute edition includes an all-new cover by Lee and Williams, a Jim Lee Sketchbook, and issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team!

Reprints/Collects:
Batman (1940) #608
Batman (1940) #609
Batman (1940) #610
Batman (1940) #611
Batman (1940) #612
Batman (1940) #613
Batman (1940) #614
Batman (1940) #615
Batman (1940) #616
Batman (1940) #617
Batman (1940) #618
Batman (1940) #619
Wizard (1991) #0

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Klassiker der Comic-Literatur (2005) #7

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Includes a Jim Lee Sketchbook and an issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team. Originally came slip-covered and -cased.

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