It’s been longer than half a year since DC Comics once again rebooted their line of comics with DC Universe: Rebirth #1. In the popular one-shot that some would say cured DC Comics of the damage caused by The New 52, their previous reboot, it was revealed that Alan Moore’s characters from the critically acclaimed comic book series, Watchmen, would be included in DC’s new rebooted universe. Additionally, it was implied that Watchmen character Dr. Manhattan was responsible for the creation of The New 52 universe.
Since May of last year when this one-shot came out, DC Comics has made little mention of these revelations in any of their newly relaunched series. Now, kicking off in April there will be a four-issue Batman/The Flash crossover entitled “The Button” exploring these ideas. The description of Batman #21, the first part of this crossover, is as follows:
“THE BUTTON” part one! 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!
The news of this upcoming crossover has been announced for some time now, but DC Comics has recently revealed two special lenticular 3D covers for the first 2 issues of the crossover, Batman #21 and The Flash #21. Check them out below.
Batman #21 hits comic book stores shelves and digital platforms April 19 followed by The Flash #21 on April 26.