Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Batman & The Flash – The Button | Comics

In Arkham Asylum, inmates were watching a hockey game between the Gotham Blades and the Metropolis Mammoths, when suddenly at one point a woman among them starts shouting with the claim that one of them is about to die and even Superman will not be able to save him. She kept screaming about the death of her friends and a Legion as she is being taken away. In Batcave, Batman was also observing the match while studying the Comedian's Button on his hand.

Ever since "The Return of Wally West", Batman and The Flash are trying to uncover the origin of the Button with no luck. He tossed it on his desk and it drops near Psycho-Pirate's Medusa Mask, creating a small spark. Then it creates a bolt and Bruce Wayne sees Thomas Wayne of the Flashpoint timeline for a moment like a shadow but quickly faded away as Bruce tries to reach him. He informs Flash with this development, who was busy fighting the Samuroids and says he will meet The Bat in a minute.

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Batman & The Flash – The Button | Comics

Before the minute passed, Bruce hears a thunder and thinking its Barry, he turns around only to be punched out by the Reverse-Flash. Eobard Thawne has been dead for some time but somehow, by a mysterious force. For the next 50 seconds, Batman desperately tries to tackle and delay Reverse-Flash till Flash's arrival to no avail. As he gets his ass handed to him, Batman still fights back and slows him down for a while. Eobard discovers the letter that Thomas wrote to Bruce and then tears it to pieces to taunt him.

Batman warns him to leave his cave before halting him for a while till the minute passes and then is beaten. Seeing the Comedian's Button, Thawne picks it up and is teleported away with a flash of light. He came back only mere moments after with his flesh burned and bones out, shouting that he has seen "GOD". The Flash arrived just late enough to save Batman from the beating and miss the demise of Reverse-Flash. Johnny Thunder was calling out for Thunder-Bolt and was ranting that how he was responsible for the fall of Justice Society before being taken back at his elderly home by the orderlies.

Meanwhile, Barry set up the Batcave as a crime scene after Batman's fight with Thawne. He realizes that what Thawne started years earlier with killing his mother has come to an end with his death even though justice wasn't served. Upon examining Thawne's remains, Barry realizes that they both have same Speed Force signature, whereas it should be different. Since all the cameras of the cave were destroyed, he decides to talk to Bruce.

When Bruce tells him about seeing Thomas Wayne from the Flashpoint world, Barry blames himself for all these mishaps but Batman then points out Thawne seeing a "GOD" means, there was already someone messing around with the time and reality. Not willing to endanger the life of his friends, The Flash decides to fire up his Cosmic Treadmill to go back in time to see who really killed Eobard Thawne. At the last moment, Batman shows up and tags along against Barry's wishes. The two eventually travels back to the timeline where Thomas Wayne became The Dark Knight!

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Revenge in Reverse

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Batman/The Flash – The Button

Connecting threads that were left hanging from the beginning of the "DC Rebirth" and will tie-in to upcoming ground-breaking crossover events to come, "The Button" is a four-part crossover story that is the handiwork of writers Joshua Williamson (Predator – Fire And Stone, The Flash – Lightning Strikes Twice) and Tom King (Batman – I Am Bane, Batman – I Am Suicide), along with artists Howard Porter (Trials of Shazam, Underworld Unleashed) and Jason Fabok (Justice League – Darkseid War, Justice League – Injustice League).

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Storm in Timestream

The story-arc took place on the third ongoing volume of Batman monthly series and the fifth monthly ongoing series of The Flash back-to-back, published by DC Comics on 2017. The presumably long-dead villain Reverse-Flash is brought back with a twist and the Watchmen connection to the post-Rebirth era is also showcased. Plus, the original Flash Jay Garrick makes a cameo appearance. The plot serves as a prelude to upcoming "Doomsday Clock" event.
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