Part of the 'Batman: Hush' event

Batman Vol 1 608
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Appearing in "Hush (Part I of XII) - The Ransom"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Edward Lamont IV
  • Martha Wayne (Appears in flashback and main story)
  • Thomas Wayne (Appears in flashback and main story)


  • Gotham City Shipyard
  • Gotham Tower Apartments
  • Park Row



Synopsis for "Hush (Part I of XII) - The Ransom"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.


  • With this issue, the Batman title changes its logo design.
  • Oracle is referred to only as "O" in this issue.

First Appearances: Carlos Valdez (Chilean mercenary); Edward Lamont IV (heir to the Lamont chemical fortune); Nails Nathan (former C.I.A. operator); Spider Hancock (hired thug); Tommy Harper (gun runner for the I.R.A.)

Final Appearances: Carlos Valdez; Edward Lamont IV; Nails Nathan; Spider Hancock; Tommy Harper


  • This issue includes a two-page origin prologue entitled, "The Batman: Who He Is, and How He Came to Be". The title is taken from the origin recap story first presented in Batman #1.
  • Various dirigibles can be seen floating in the sky above Gotham City. Dirigibles were commonly used as police patrol vehicles in the 1992 Batman animated television series.
  • The events of this issue take place on Wednesday, November 27th, 2002.[2]

See Also

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

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Daily Planet newspaper articles bearing a Thursday, November 28th, 2002 press date are shown in Batman #609, indicating that all of the events from this issue take place on the previous Wednesday.


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