The Flash #22 [Newsstand]
(Early July 2017)

DC, 2016 Series
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Price
3.99 USD; 3.99 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
biweekly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
025274322221 22
Editing
Brian Cunningham (editor); Amedeo Turturro (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jason Fabok
Inks
Jason Fabok
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; The Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset); The Flash [Barry Allen] (inset); Reverse-Flash [Professor Zoom; Eobard Thawne] (inset); Red Robin [Tim Drake] (inset)
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Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Flash Comics #1 (1940), featuring a modern version of Jay Garrick burning through the original cover of Flash Comics #1.

The Button Part Four (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flash / comic story / 21 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]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Professor Zoom [Eobard Thawne] (death, originally shown in Batman #21); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Alfred Pennyworth; Doctor Manhattan (hand only)
Synopsis
Returning from the Flashpoint universe after the events in Batman #22, Barry and Bruce arrive in the time stream in time to witness Professor Zoom's death by a unknown god-like entity. A mystery voice calls out to Barry, and identifies himself as Jay Garrick, who has been lost in time as was the original Wally West. Barry tries to rescue Jay, but is unable to as he is pulled away by a mysterious force. Barry and Bruce find themselves trying to understand the events they have witnessed. Meanwhile a mysterious blue hand retrieves the button that was lost by Professor Zoom when he was killed.
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Keywords
smiley face button

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Batman (DC, 2016 series) #22.

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

Professor Zoom was shown to have died in Batman #21 after encountering a unknown entity. Here Bruce and Barry arrive in the time stream prior to Zoom's death to witness it, although they do not know who has killed Zoom.

Jay Garrick tells Barry that he has been lost in time as was the original Wally West. Barry was able to rescue Wally and bring him back to the real world in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (DC, 2016 series). However, when Barry tries to pull Jay back to reality, Jay is pulled away by an outside force.

At the end of the story, we see the Button, which Professor Zoom was carrying when he was struck down, being retrieved by a blue hand, presumably Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen (DC, 1986 series). Doctor Manhattan presumably was one of the unidentified speakers at the end of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (DC, 2016 series).

In this story's epilogue, we see the Button apparently morph into the "S" shield on a Superman costume. This storyline continues in Doomsday Clock (DC, 2018 series).

Doomsday Clock (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash
  2. 1. The Button Part Four
    The Flash
  3. 2. Doomsday Clock
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