Batman: Hush is a 12-issue story arc from the Batman series. In this arc, just about every classic Batman villain and hero that you could hope to see appears. Someone is pulling all of their strings in a very personal attempt to get to Batman.
Jeph Loeb's story is tightly written, and kept me captivated throughout. Each character is kept true to his or her essence, even as each is manipulated by an unseen influence. The one-liners that each character delivers are priceless. The surprises are unexpected for the most part, and the reader is kept guessing until the end. (Is it impossible to guess who "Hush" is before the last issue? Probably not - but Loeb doesn't make it easy.)
Jim Lee's pencils, though, no matter how good the writing, are my favorite part of this story. Jim Lee is my favorite penciller in comics, period. I love several different styles of comic book art, but his stands above the rest for me. The level of detail in this book is astounding. There is so much to see on each page that you could spend hours pouring over this book (I highly recommend investing in the Absolute edition of the graphic novel - it's worth it to see the oversize art). There are dozens of tidbits for a comic book fan to catch - just be sure to look at the incredibly detailed backgrounds. Whether it's catching the fact that both Jimmy Olsen and Peter Parker are photographers at a press conference, or just loving the two-page spread of the Batmobiles in the Batcave, I cannot imagine a Batman fan not thoroughly enjoying this book.
Batman is my favorite comic book series, and Batman: Hush is my favorite storyline from that series. A definite must read for any Batman fan.