Almost one year after surprising the comic book world by hinting at the merging of the DC Universe with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen world in Geoff Johns’ DC Universe: Rebirth #1, DC is getting ready to start offering details into the mysterious connection for the first time.
Publishing in April as a four-part crossover between Batman and The Flash ongoing series (#’s 21 & 22 of each), The Button will be written by Batman scribe Tom King and penciled by Jason Fabok, along with The Flash writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter, respectively.
“The two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall,” reads DC’s official description. “However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party – and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!”
DC also reports that each issue of The Button will feature a standard cover for the $2.99 edition, along with a $3.99 edition featuring a lenticular cover, all drawn by Fabok.