Issue by Issue – Batman Eternal #26

Writer – Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins
Artist – R.M. Guera, Juan Ferreyra
Colours – Giulia Brusco, Juan Ferreyra
Letters – Steve Wands

Bruce is not feeling well. It is not a physical thing but a mental weariness as knowing that Hush is out there and behind all of the troubles going on in the city and there is little that Bruce can do about it at the moment. After being confronted by his peers, Bruce decides to relate the story of Hush and his connection to him and for avid Batman readers, they know exactly what he is going to say. This was a nice break in the story for a look at the main player behind everything courtesy of the writers who up until the last couple of issues, had been keeping things quite the mystery. Hush has always been an intriguing personality and now finding out who he is and what he has to do with Bruce makes him even more so. Everyone knew it was coming, but to see marshal law enacted in the city paints a somewhat chilling picture of what is to come as most will try to ignore it, if not try and leave the city altogether. It might be home to some but there is only so much people can take and it is Gotham after all. There is some fun banter that takes place between Red Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl and Julia Pennyworth in the Bat-cave and it helps to lighten the mood a little bit from all the seriousness going on which makes for a nice change. Readers also get to see movement on the Spoiler front which is great to see for those that picked up the book and have been following it but not so much for Spoiler due to the events that are revealed within. Meanwhile, as all of this is going on, Jason Bard is keeping busy, Gordon remains in prison, Alfred is still comatose in the hospital and things are as far from normal as can be. This marks another captivating issue in a line of them and it is something that was not really expected when this book originally started up.

4 out of 5

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