Flash #22 - concludes “The Button”. I was so hyped for this issue, I downloaded it from Comixology before going to work and read it in the office carpark. To say I was crushed was an understatement; but, that’s my own damn fault for reading scurrilous internet rumours. The actual content of the issue itself was fine. I greatly enjoyed Jay’s appearance although his immediate disappearance was disappointing. The epilogue, by Johns and Franks, leading into Doomsday Clock, was a nice touch. However, I hated the hesitation demonstrated by Bruce to respond to the Bat Signal following his father’s words in Batman #22. Batman should always be “the man with the plan”, and willing to leap head first into the fray. That’s his whole raison d’etre. A self-conflicted, doubtful Batman is boring to read, frankly, and it reeks of forced melodrama.
In conclusion, this crossover had some great art, a few fist pumping fan pleasing moments, and a LOT of treading water. Whilst, I am (still) looking forward to what comes next, ultimately, I was pretty disappointed with “The Button” overall.