"Catspaw": Catwoman holds Hush in the poacher camp that she's recently taken control of. She explains that their meeting is by chance, as she only came to Vietnam recently so she could take down these poachers. Hush is tortured using
- A master strategist would have killed me when he had the chance. It's clear you lack the foresight... or the nerve. So I'm your prisoner. You know I'll escape.
- — Hush
Synopsis for "Catspaw"
Catwoman holds Hush in the poacher camp that she's recently taken control of. She explains that their meeting is by chance, as she only came to Vietnam recently so she could take down these poachers. Hush is tortured using a rhino, and Catwoman explains her plan to use him in an escape plot later that night. Although she was able to commandeer these criminals using her super-villain reputation, she has no exit strategy and decides to release him into the jungle with her trusted underlings Bao and Quan. During this conversation it is also revealed that the real Bruce Wayne has gone missing leaving Hush free to steal his identity. Catwoman releases Hush and sets the stolen animals free while the poachers chase him down into the jungle. Their leader catches her in the act, but is quickly mauled by a tiger she let go. Hush offers to bribe Bao and Quan but they're revealed to be Nightwing and Robin in disguise. They take Hush back to Wayne Tower as their prisoner, where it's explained he'll sit in a well-protected cell until they can sort out problems with his new identity as Bruce.
Appearing in "Catspaw"
- Catwoman (Flashback and main story)
- Hush (as Bruce Wayne)
- Black Glove (Mentioned only)
- Bruce Wayne (Flashback only)
- Doctor Hurt (Flashback only)
- Sang (poacher)
- Tiny (rhinoceros)
- Catwoman and Hush previously appeared together in Detective Comics #852.
- This issue is a Last Rites tie-in exploring the aftermath to Batman R.I.P. and Bruce Wayne's disappearance during Final Crisis. It's part of the Hush Money storyline, Paul Dini's follow-up to Heart of Hush. This storyline begins as a two-part Faces of Evil crossover with the Detective Comics series. However, it's picked up again after a several-month hiatus in the pages of Batman: Streets of Gotham. This arc is preceded on the Batman series by Dennis O'Neil's two-part Last Days of Gotham crossover and followed by Neil Gaiman's two-part crossover Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?.
- This issue was published on January 28th, 2009.
- Bruce Wayne and Doctor Hurt are seen in a flashback to the conclusion of Batman R.I.P.. This flashback also shows Bruce hooked up to the Evil Factory during Final Crisis.
- Batman Recommended Reading
- Batman (Volume 1)
- Batman (Volume 2)
- Batman (Volume 3)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 1)
- Batman and Robin (Volume 2)
- Batman Confidential (Volume 1)
- Batman: Gotham Knights (Volume 1)
- Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat (Volume 1)
- Batman: Streets of Gotham (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 1)
- Batman Incorporated (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 1)
- Batman/Superman (Volume 2)
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 1)
- Batman: The Dark Knight (Volume 2)
- The Brave and the Bold (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 1)
- Detective Comics (Volume 2)
- Superman/Batman (Volume 1)
- World's Finest (Volume 1)
Links and References
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