Paul Dini is one of the most consistent writers of Batman because he understands that the Dark Knight works best when Bruce Wayne’s tragic past comes back to affect the present. This is the central theme of Heart of Hush, in which Wayne’s former childhood friend turned most dangerous nemesis Hush returns to Gotham following the events of Batman: R.I.P.

In Hush, Batman faces a foe who knows everything about him and who anticipates his every move. Ingenious cat and mouse plotting and stellar artwork make this one of the stronger Batman tales in recent years.

Grade: A

Batman: Heart of Hush is currently available.