DC Comics has debuted the final covers for “The Flash” #22, the conclusion of the four-part “The Button” crossover unfolding across that title and “Batman.”
Beginning April 19 in “Batman” #21, the storyline brings together the Dark Knight and the Scarlet Speedster, described as “the two greatest detectives on any world,” to solve the mystery of how The Comedian’s blood-splattered smiley face button from “Watchmen” appeared in the Batcave at the end of “DC Universe: Rebirth” #1.
The first cover, drawn by Jason Fabok, features the return of Jay Garrick, who burns a hole through space, time and even the illustration, a partial recreation of the cover of the character’s first appearance in 1940’s “Flash Comics” #1. Howard Porter’s variant cover, meanwhile, also showcases the Golden Age Flash with the red-and-yellow crackling lightning injecting color into the otherwise black-and-white illustration,
“The Button” begins in “Batman” #21 and “The Flash” #21, and concludes in May in “Batman” #22 and “The Flash” #22. The “Batman” issues are written by Tom King and illustrated by Fabok, with “The Flash” by Joshua Williamson and Porter. All four issues will feature lenticular covers by Fabok.
Here’s DC’s official description for “The Button”:
Two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party — and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!
“The Flash” #22 races its way into comic book stores May 10.