With all of its changes and returns to status quo, one of the most enduring mysteries of Rebirth has been “the button.” The Comedian’s blood-smeared smiley-face pin, one of the most indelible images from Watchmen, was discovered in the Batcave and has been mysterious since. This April, the Batman and The Flash titles will cross over to dig deeper into its sudden appearance, and hopefully uncover more about this conundrum.
If you’ve been wondering about how the mystery behind Geoff Johns’ DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 continues, you’ll find out more beginning this April in “The Button,” a four part story arc in issues #21 and #22 of BATMAN and THE FLASH.
Courtesy of the Batman team of writer Tom King and artist Jason Fabok, along with The Flash writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter, the 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!
In addition to the standard $2.99 covers on Batman and The Flash in late April and early May, each of the four issues will feature a special $3.99 lenticular cover, all drawn by Jason Fabok. Don’t miss the chance to find out more about the mysteries behind DC REBIRTH when these issues hit your local comics retailer beginning April 19!
With the ominous clue “Manhattan” in Titans, the ties to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal work are coming together to further link that work to the DC Universe as a whole. Time will tell just how Dr. Manhattan has influenced the timeline, but it looks like the month of April is promising some answers.
I know this is a bit of a controversial move, so let us know what you think.
SOURCE: DC Comics
UPDATE: No new information, but check out these gifs of the lenticular covers.