When DC Universe: Rebirth #1 arrived last May, the question on many fans’ minds was how the Watchmen characters would be weaved into the DCU’s grand tapestry and, furthermore, what was their involvement when it came to tampering with the timeline? Well, we may get some answers this spring in the pages of Batman and The Flash when the titular characters join forces to get to the bottom of this grand mystery.
“The Button” is set to kick off this April in the twenty-first issues of Batman and The Flash and conclude in their respective twenty-second issues in May. DC describes the four-part story as follows, in addition to divulging the creative teams:
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!
Well, at least we now know which story Jason Fabok will be illustrating, something Tom King recently spoke of. In addition to drawing interiors for the Dark Knight’s part of the crossover, Fabok will provide cover art for all installments, be they standard covers priced at $2.99 or lenticular ones priced at $3.99.
The sleuthing begins on April 19, but in the meantime, check out the covers for Batman #21 and The Flash #21 below.