Batman: The Button

Batman: The Button

Writer: Joshua Williamson, Tom King Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Hardcover: October 11, 2017, $19.99 Issues: 4, Issue Reviews: 427
8.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is collected in a new Deluxe Edition hardcover! 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!

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
8.7
Batman #21 51
8.6
Batman #22 38
8.3
Flash #21 39
7.9
Flash #22 30
  • 5.5
    myconius Dec 5, 2017

    even though this was a lot of fluff it was a fairly decent Batman/Flash story,
    though it was a HORRIBLE Watchmen story.
    i do not like this misconception that Geoff Johns started in DC Rebirth that the Watchmen are some big bad group of badasses that have some sort of unmotivated reason for wanting to harm the DCU and steal time away from them.
    it makes NO sense at all.

    Batman was beat to hell by Reverse-Flash, but after a little bed rest and a few band-aids seems no worse for wear.
    i was entertained by the meeting of Bruce and his Father. but not much really came of it.

    this also makes Dr Manhattan out as some sort of villain. that was never his persona.
    at the end of Watchmen, Doc Manhattan said he wanted to leave his own galaxy for one less complicated.
    so why would he mess with the DC timeline? remove Wally West? or give Superman nightmares?
    ....makes NO sense!!! none at all!!

    p.s. ....there is a LOT more to successfully utilizing a nine panel layout
    than merely just having nine panels on the page.
    in the first chapter so much of the book is just wasted of having Reverse-Flash just punching Batman silly.
    SUCH in-depth storytelling.

  • 9.5
    Grifter Oct 4, 2017

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