Posts tagged ‘Last Rites’

Detective 852 – Hush impersonates Bruce Wayne

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Hush stars in Detective 852 (March 2009), as the villains take over the various books this month, as part of Faces of Evil.  The story, by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, is also part of Last Rites, stories set in the immediate aftermath of Batman’s apparent death.

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Hush emerged from the river, after escaping the Whirly-Bat crash in the cave, and was immediately mistaken for Bruce Wayne. This proved to be a great advantage in getting helped out by everyone he encountered, all hoping to make a good impression on the billionaire.

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Tommy heads to an exclusive club, and allows himself to be picked up by an older socialite, who he knew through her plastic surgeries.

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She is delighted to be spending time with Bruce Wayne, and they head to her yacht in the Caribbean. Hush promptly murders her, and sails to Australia.

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He heads to a Wayne facility there, and passes as the big boss, taking out a giant wad of cash from the company to support himself.  He runs into Tasmanian Devil on the street, but tries to avoid him, unsure if the former Justice Leaguer is aware of Batman’s identity.

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Playing it safe, Tommy leaves Australia and heads to VietNam.  But that proves to be a bad decision, as he winds up in the hands of Catwoman.

The story concludes in the next issue of Batman.

 

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Detective 851 – Dick Grayson refuses

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Denny O’Neil and Guillem March begin a two-part story in Detective 851 (Feb. 09).  It’s part of Last Rites, a storyline detailing the immediate aftermath of Batman’s apparent death. Dick Grayson is at the centre of the tale.

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A new character is introduced as well, Millicent Mayne, the Face of Gotham.

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She had once been a very successful model, and was given that monicker by the press.  Two-Face took exception, and scarred her permanently, which is why she now veils her face.

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Alfred tries to coax Dick into wearing the Batman costume, or at least diving the car, but he refuses.  He sticks to his Nightwing gear, and his motorcycle, unwilling to accept that things have changed.

The story concludes in the following issue of Batman.

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