Batman #21 [Mikel Janin International Variant]
(June 2017)

DC, 2016 Series
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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
biweekly
On-sale date
2017-04-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
?
Editing
Mark Doyle; Rebecca Taylor (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Batman (DC, 2016 series) #21 [Jason Fabok Nonlenticular Variant]. There exist further variants.

International edition cover depicts Batman and The Flash running. Due to trademark restrictions of the smiley face in the UK, the international edition could not feature a smiley face on the cover, so different art was used.


The Button Part One (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mikel Janin
Inks
Mikel Janin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

The Button Part 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

Batman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Tom King
Pencils
Jason Fabok
Inks
Jason Fabok
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Deron Bennett

Genre
superhero
Characters
Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen Ranzz]; unidentified Arkham patients; unidentified Arkham orderlies; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; unidentified news anchor; unidentified hockey announcer (voice only); Farfanick (hockey player); Bungay (hockey player); Taylor (hockey player, death); Shuster (hockey player); other unidentified hockey players; unidentified hockey referee; Batman [Thomas Wayne] (from the Flashpoint universe); The Flash [Barry Allen]; Samuroids; Professor Zoom [Reverse-Flash; Eobard Thawne] (death)
Synopsis
Saturn Girl, currently a patient at Arkham Asylum, correctly predicts the death of a hockey player. In the Batcave, Batman is examining the smiley face button that was left behind when Wally West appeared to him from the speed force, and he sees a vision of his father as the Batman in the Flashpoint universe. Batman calls The Flash for assistance, but Professor Zoom arrives first and attacks Batman. With Batman beaten and injured, Zoom takes the button and abruptly vanishes. He re-appears moments later and collapses dead.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; hockey; smiley face button

Indexer Notes

This story continues in The Flash #21 (2016 series).

Story credits include special thanks to Geoff Johns and Joshua Williamson.

Batman first discovered the smiley face button in the Batcave after Wally West reached out to him from the Speed Force in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (DC, 2016 series). Also in that issue, we saw Saturn Girl in the 21st Century in the custody of the Gotham Police, who were holding her for mental evaluation because of her claims of being friends with Superman and claiming to know the future.

Batman and The Flash previously agreed to investigate the button and the disruption to their timeline that Wally revealed to them, as shown in Flash: Rebirth (DC, 2016 series) #1.

The letter to Bruce from his father Thomas that had been brought back from the Flashpoint universe by Barry Allen (as shown in the Flashpoint DC 2011 mini-series) was destroyed in this issue by Professor Zoom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Button Part One
    Batman
  2. 1. The Button Part 1
    Batman
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