For better or worse, the big crossover involving Batman and The Flash is now behind us. Sure, some of us had mixed feelings regarding it, but we can all likely agree that it’s for the best the collected edition compile all four issues into one seamless tome as opposed to dividing them up in forthcoming volumes of each respective series.
Serving as a lead-in to Doomsday Clock, this story may most fondly be remembered for delivering something we thought we’d never see in the form of a team-up involving Batmen Bruce and Thomas Wayne. Yes, father and son joined forces to bust a few heads, albeit temporarily. And although the ending didn’t quite deliver, you just might want to give the hardcover a closer look.
My reason for saying so is that the first printing will bear a lenticular cover (see the solicitation for exceptions) much like the individual issues that hit comic shops in recent weeks. If you weren’t able to get your hands on a 3D copy considering that they went like hotcakes, this may be your second chance of sorts.
Anyway, here’s what you need to know before Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition arrives this fall:
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING
Art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER
Lenticular cover by JASON FABOK
International edition cover by JASON FABOK
Retailers: The lenticular dust jacket will be offered only on the first printing of this title. The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region. The main lenticular cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada.
The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is collected in a new Deluxe Edition hardcover! 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!
On sale OCTOBER 11 • 96 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” • $19.99 US