Batman / The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition
By Tom King
I received a free copy of Batman / The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
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The Watchmen begin their invasion of the DC Universe here in this deluxe graphic novel BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON, complete with a lenticular cover!
The cataclysmic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continue here! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party–and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!
Written by breakout stars Tom King and Joshua Willamson, with art by Jason Fabok (JUSTICE LEAGUE) and Howard Porter (SUPERMAN), this crossover is one of the most-talked about events in all of comics. This deluxe edition graphic novel features a lenticular cover and collects BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22.
Summary from Goodreads.
In November, DC Comics are releasing a 12 issue maxi series which brings The Watchmen into this DC continuity. This 4 issue mini-crossover sets up what will happen.
Batman has a smiling yellow button with some blood on it, but when he is unable to figure out who the owner of the blood belongs to, he enlists the help of The Flash. Since both Batman and The Flash are both amazing at solving mysteries, for both of them to be unable to find an answer to something plays on both of their minds. Things start to change however when Batman casually throws the button onto a table next to an object which causes events to occur that neither Batman or The Flash expect.
The art style managed to bring out the best of both Batman and The Flash. I personally have not been liking the art style that has been used in The Flash Rebirth recently, I found that this one seemed to work; hopefully this art style will continue for both Batman and The Flash.
Whilst not necessary currently, I would completely recommend reading The Button because I am sure that events that occurred during this will play a significant part in what is to come.
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