Well ladies and gentlemen, here it is, The Button part four! There has been a whole lot of talk about this issue, and rightfully so. Everyone is buzzing about the issue because of this, the final chapter of The Button should offer some answers to all of the questions that have been spinning around the DC Rebirth event and the pending crossover with The Watchmen. And now that Geoff Johns has teased us with the Doomsday Clock storyline that will hit this coming November…the excitement levels throughout the DC fan community are soaring.
So, what’s the Flash #22 about? From DC:
“THE BUTTON” part four! 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!
Several times throughout reading this issue, I got chills and had to stop reading for a moment to collect myself, and even that wasn’t enough. The Flash #22 is a comic book that fans—including myself—are going to read over and over and over in hopes of finding clues that hide in between panels. Clearly, there are big things happening in the DC universe, and clearly, The Watchmen are involved. That much we know. Hopefully, we’ll learn more come November.
Writing this review without spoiling the book is terribly difficult, so all I will say is that this book is one that fans new and old MUST READ. I think that this crossover event was amazing and that thanks to The Button, DC’s Rebirth, and the impending Doomsday Clock storyline, we may be entering a new era of comics. God, I am happy to be alive.
Everything about this issue, in my mind, is ideal. The art is fantastic, the writing, spectacular. And the prologue…everyone is going to be talking about the prologue for a very long time.