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The final volume of Batman Streets of Gotham is also the weakest of the three. House of Hush brings the first arc of the series to a close with Hush, still posing as the missing Bruce Wayne, taking advantage of the chaotic return of a former enemy of the Wayne's attempts to finally destroy Bruce's legacy. House of Hush is not only the third volume of Streets of Gotham (and thus tied to the previous two volumes) but also serves as a fitting semi-sequel to Heart of Hush (where Tommy Elliott surgically altered his face to look like Bruce's in the first place). Unfortunately, before the House of Hush finale the volume includes a short preliminary arc in which the Carpenter (of the Alice in Wonderland gang) is hired to help a new villain set up a deathtrap for Batman. The new villain is called the Director and his plan is quite creepy: he wants to fill super hero snuff films. However, the downfall of the arc is the incessant puns that both he and the Carpenter utilize. The attempt at lighter comedy feels starkly at odds with the darker tone of this series so far and it gets old fast. The idea that the Carpenter has taken up the profession of building death traps for other villains' hideouts is great, but the weak baddie of the Director and the goofy nature of the arc takes the wind out of the whole affair. Thankfully the House of Hush is a solid finale arc that not only sees the return of Bruce Wayne to take down his nemesis, but a series of intriguing flashbacks that further explore the relationship between the Waynes, the Elliotts, and the mob that once ruled Gotham (including a very unsettling flashback appearance from the Joker). Overall a great ending to this series once you get past the weak opening arc.
This w had some great artwrok and a very clever possible origin story for the joker. My favorite part might have been the cameos of Green Lantern and the other heroes in a flashback scene. My only complaint is a pat outlet nasty villain. Who never reappears ends the story a little too happily.