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The Bad Guy In ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Is Original Character ‘The Arkham Knight’ — Totally Not Hush

Arkham Knight Demo screenshot

So remember a few weeks ago when it looked like Rocksteady was hinting at Hush being the main villain of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight video game? Well, it looks like we may have been a little hasty to rush to judgment on that. In a presentation by Rocksteady developer Dax Ginn that involved a demo of the game, a new foe was revealed as the source of what we can safely assume will be a lot of trouble for everyone's favorite Caped Crusader, and his name is, quite literally, Arkham Knight.

According to Rocksteady, this is an entirely new character created solely for the game -- a guy who bears a striking resemblance to Batman, but with the crucial difference of using guns. And that doesn't sound like Hush at all.

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Hush May Be The Main Villain Of The Next Batman ‘Arkham’ Game

Hush, as rendered by Rocksteady


Okay. Breathe. We've got to get through this together. For those of you eagerly anticipating the next entry in Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham series (yes, Rocksteady and apparently not WB Games Montreal), this week brought an interesting rumor. Over at the fan Facebook page for Hush (which itself is pretty weird since it's a new Facebook page for a story that ran in the comics 11 years ago), someone posted a picture of a decidedly video-gamey Hush a.k.a. Dr. Thomas Elliot with the news that things were "about to get more interesting next month."

If that's true (and as Arcade Sushi argues, it very well might just be a rumor), it'll be a mean feat since Hush was never interesting to begin with, but it looks like we might be on the verge of an announcement that after cameos in all three highly successful games, Hush is taking the center stage in the next installment. And, God help me, that might actually be a good idea.

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New ‘Hush’ Catwoman And Harley Quinn Real Action Heroes Coming From Medicom


With Batman and the Joker already duking it out on store shelves, Medicom is turning its Real Action Heroes attention to Jim Lee's Hush style Catwoman and Harley Quinn. We missed the pair in Medicom's Toy Fair 2013 display, but the toymaker has finally released press photos showcasing each of their 1/6 scale sculpts, scads of articulation, swappable hands, real cloth costumes and character-specific accessories...

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Ask Chris #116: How To Talk To Your Kids About Hush


Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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New ‘Hush’ Batman And Joker Figures On The Way From Medicom


Toy stores are justifiably brimming with The Dark Knight Rises toys and action figures in preparation for the film's July 21 release, but fans of Batman's more traditional look from the comics can still look forward to at least one high profile option in early 2013...

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War Rocket Ajax #117: The Crew Breaks Down Dan DiDio’s DC Favorites, Part One [Podcast]


Back in March, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio made a list of his ten favorite titles published during his tenure with the company. This week on ComicsAlliance, Chris Sims, Matt Wilson and Andy Khouri sit down for the first ever two-part episode of War Rocket Ajax, as they break the list down, give their reactions to each title, and discuss what this means for the direction of the company -- and you can listen to the whole episode right here at ComicsAlliance...

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‘Batman: Arkham City’ Series 2 Action Figures Coming From DC Direct in April


The second series of Batman Arkham City action figures from DC Direct will slip the Caped Crusader into his patented "Detective Mode" before setting him against all new (and all-plastic) versions of Hush and Jervis Tetch: The Mad Hatter...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – July 13, 2011: America 6.0


Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.


^ Seven Deadly Finns
* Blank Frank
% Kurt's Rejoinder
¢ Burning Airlines Give You So Much More

Or, to put it differently, Jim Lee uninked--a black-and-white edition of the Lee-drawn run on Batman, reproduced from his lushly rendered pencils, with lettering but without Scott Williams' inks. Whi...

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