Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs
Dini has been batting them out of the park with this Hush storyline. I, honestly, can't believe how much I'm enjoying it and every issue seems to get better and better.
Last issue ended with Batman capturing Scarecrow while Hush used the opportunity to kidnap Catwoman. Not only did he kidnap her, but he stole her heart, literally, and hooked her up to an iron lung-like machine to keep her alive and left her for Batman to find.
This was all designed to strike at the only woman that Batman has ever really loved and, ignoring the comic book science behind such a feat, I really liked how it was handled. Batman's reaction to the whole thing and the rage on display just worked for me and both Dini's writing and Nguyen's art meshed perfectly during the confrontation between Hush and Batman later in the issue.
Another thing I really liked was the continued fleshing out of Hush's origin and motivation as a villain. The constant comparisons to Bruce Wayne by his mother and the old girlfriend of Tommy's, which I assume will relate back to Batman's relationship with Catwoman when we see the rest of the flashback next issue, contrasted the confrontation between Bruce and Tommy well.
Verdict - Must Read. I'm upgrading this storyline to a Must Read based on how much I've consistently enjoyed it and the fact it's been improving with every issue to the point it's at now.