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King and Williamson Discuss Collaborating on "The Button"

King and Williamson Discuss Collaborating on "The...

By DCE Editorial Thursday, April 27th, 2017

It’s been a year since Wally West escaped the Speed Force, and the DC Universe is still reeling from the after-effects. Luckily, both Batman and The Flash are on the case! In an epic team-up between the World’s Greatest Detectives comes “The Button,” and we have writers Tom King (BATMAN) and Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH) on hand to talk about the process. 
 


 

WILLIAMSON: "Working with Howard Porter on THE FLASH #21 and #22 was a dream. Howard's a genius who is incredible to work with. Same with Jay Fabok on BATMAN #22. This event touches on so many aspects of the DC Universe!"

KING: "As we worked out the story details of the issues together, it become clear to me that Josh could script BATMAN #22 better than I could. My responsibility is to put out the best Batman issue possible for the fans, and in this case, the way to do that was to step back a bit and let Josh take the lead. Reading it over now, it's obvious I was right; I love the issue and I love this event, and I can't wait for everyone to get it in their hands."

WILLIAMSON: "Tom and I had been working together on this insane Button crossover for months, so when he needed to focus on the next arc of Batman with “The Brave and The Mold” and “The War of Jokes and Riddles” it was super easy for me to jump in and help take the script across the finish line. Tom and I had talked with DC editorial about what we could reveal in BATMAN #22 and how it would play out and we’re happy with the story we developed together. The next parts of the crossover are going to be a wild ride."
 

BATMAN #21 and THE FLASH #21 are on shelves now. “The Button” will conclude with BATMAN #22 on May 3rd and THE FLASH #22 on May 17th.

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