The road to DOOMSDAY CLOCK begins here, with the invasion of the Watchmen into the DC Universe! BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON DELUXE EDITION is the prelude to this epic story. During the unforgettable events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman found a mystery he can even begin to solve a strange bloodstained smiley-face button embedded in the Batcave wall. All analysis suggests the button is not of this universe…so where did it come from? And who left it here? These are questions only the Flash can help answer. When the button is stolen by Reverse-Flash, Batman and Flash follow his trail to a parallel world, a twisted alternate timeline that should exist. Someone is sending the heroes on a bizarre trip through reality, showing them glimpses of fallen loved ones and forgotten friends but who? Wally West warned the Flash of an unseen force influencing our world distorting histories, pulling the strings, watching all—and the strange yellow button could be the key to finding it. Featuring the all-star creative team of writers Joshua Williamson and Tom King alongside top-tier artists Jason Fabok and Howard Porter, BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON collects BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22. The road to DOOMSDAY CLOCK begins here! NOTE: Lenticular motion cover will only be on first printing copies!
Okay this volume takes place after Flash Vol. 3, and between Vol. 4. This book isn’t necessary reading to enjoy/understand what is going on in either Batman or Flash, as this sets up a different storyline/event. But if you’ve read Flashpoint you might enjoy this, seen we get to go back to that world.
Before I jump into this review, I have to say I’m still shook over what Diana did to Mera, she was a straight savage and I loved it!
In the first volume of Flash rebirth, Barry finds a smiley face button, that has some blood on it. To not spoil anything, Barry finds it after a really big but weird event, in which he realizes that things in his universe and memories have been tampered with. He then brings this button to Batman, because he wants to investigate it. In this volume, the button has been stolen by Reverse flash and it’s up to these two heroes to go after him and figure out who has been tampering with the universe and why.
I don’t really have much to say other than, I’m disappointed. I expected to get some answers and all I got was more questions and a whole lot of Eobard Thawne. I was lowkey excited for this because I wanted to see what Importance this button held and what it could possibly mean for the universe. But it was just a 100 pages of disappointment.
I mean It was cool to see the Flashpoint verse again and that Batmen reunion was sweet and all but, I just don’t see why all of this was necessary.
This Doomsday 💩 better be worth it! But I already know it’s not going to be.
Also, how dare Batman say he has a son. This man collects orphans like dragons horde gold. Batman has 4 SONS AND A DAUGHTER! And a WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER KIDS WHO JUST FOLLOW HIM AROUND.
Honestly, I would recommend just skipping this. But I highly recommend the Flash, this run is doing some really interesting things and I’m excited to where it goes.