The Flash #21 [Jason Fabok Non-Lenticular Cover]
(June 2017)

DC, 2016 Series
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Price
2.99 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
biweekly
On-sale date
2017-04-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941341842 02121
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor); Amedeo Turturro (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

The Button Part Two (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jason Fabok
Inks
Jason Fabok
Colors
Brad Anderson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Zoom [Reverse Flash; Eobard Thawne]
Reprints
Keywords
smiley face button

Indexer Notes

Features same art as lenticular cover

The Button Part Two (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Williamson
Pencils
Howard Porter
Inks
Howard Porter
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Steve Wands

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Johnny Thunder; unnamed hospital orderlies; Professor Zoom [Reverse Flash; Eobard Thawne] (deceased); Alfred Pennyworth; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Thomas Wayne (photograph); Martha Wayne (photograph); Kid Flash [Wally West] (original Wally West, flashback); Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]] (from JLA original timeline); Justice League of America [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Zatanna [Zatanna Zatara]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]] (JLA from Identity Crisis timeline); Dr. Light [Arthur Light] (from Identity Crisis timeline); Batman [Thomas Wayne] (from Flashpoint universe)
Synopsis
Barry investigates who or what killed Professor Zoom, and finds that his body shows signs of the same radiation as the smiley face button that appeared in the Batcave when the original Wally West returned from outside of time. Barry and an injured Batman use the Cosmic Treadmill to trace the source of the radiation through time.
Reprints
Keywords
Batcave; Cosmic Treadmill; Justice League Watchtower

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Batman (DC, 2016 series) #21 and continues in Batman (DC, 2016 series) #22.

Story credits include special thanks to Geoff Johns and Tom King.

The smiley face button first appeared in the Batcave when the original Wally West returned in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (DC, 2016 series), and that is when Batman and the Flash first learned of an outside influence manipulating the timeline. They agreed to work together to investigate this mystery in Flash: Rebirth #1 (DC, 2016 series).

Johnny Thunder, at 90 years old, is shown trying to find his lost Thunderbolt in an attempt to bring back the Justice Society. Wally West had appeared to Johnny in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 to tell him to find the Justice Society, who have also been removed from the timeline in the post-Flashpoint universe.

When using the Cosmic Treadmill to travel through time, the Flash and Batman view alternate past timelines of the DC Universe of which they have no memory, including the original formation of the Justice League (from Justice League of America (1960 series) #9), the JLA from during Identity Crisis (2004 series), and a dying Barry Allen appearing to Batman through time (as seen in Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985 series)).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Button Part Two
    The Flash
  2. 1. The Button Part Two
    The Flash
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