Comic Cover Of The Week: Batman Rebirth #22


When is The Batman not The Batman?… when he’s The Batman!… confused? you wouldn’t be if you have read the previous two issues leading up to what might be the most emotional Batman story ever wrought… that’s right Bat-fans… EVER.

What could possibly be the greatest gift you could ever give to the Dark Knight Detective? a solid gold Batarang? how about a brand spanking new Batmobile? none of these would remotely interest the dark and sullen one, but in issue 22 of Batman Rebirth, DC gives the Caped Crusader something he has longed for since he was a desolate young man… a reunion with his dead father, Thomas Wayne!


Sensational scribes Joshua Williamson and Tom King bring us, quite possibly, one of the most emotionally charged stories in Batman history, when he finally comes face to face with his patriarch. If you’re unfamiliar with this particular variant of Bruce’s long dead dad, allow me to introduce you to the Flashpoint Paradox version of The Batman. Once again, The Flash has altered the timeline (you really have to stop doing this Barry, it’s getting rather annoying for everyone involved you know!) and within this transmuted timeline The Batman isn’t Bruce Wayne but his Father Thomas, Bruce lays dead at the hands of his parent’s former murderer, Joe Chill, compelling Thomas to avenge his death as the Dark Knight.


I’m not the hero of this story. I am a man who has been corrupted by his own unbearable pain. I am a man who has too much blood on his hands to be called good. I am a man who had nothing to live for… until I met The Flash.

“The Button” storyline contained within the pages of the recent Batman Rebirth issues is without a shadow of doubt as much a sequel to the excellent Flashpoint series as it is the continuing tale of DC’s Rebirth narrative. Batman’s discovery of The Comedian’s bloodied smiley badge in the Batcave has ultimately brought him face to face with his father, and it’s an emotional experience for Bruce… and us!


Batman #22 ships with a fantastic lenticular cover by the exceptionally talented Jason Fabok, whose astounding artwork also adorns the pages within. In fact it’s Fabok’s stellar skills that really push this issue to all new heights of greatness, not only complimenting the writing talents of Williamson and King, but deftly surpassing them. 

Batman #22 is available at your local comic-book emporium right now.

About Bruce Hodder (formerly known as ArcaneHalloween)

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Posted on May 4, 2017, in Comics and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. This. Sounds. AWESOME!! :O
    Another great post!

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  2. It sounds like The Flash is really complicating things! Batman is such an awesome character, right?!

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    • The Flash up to his old tricks and messing up everyone’s history (as he is prone to do) at least this time something good came out of it, Bruce meeting his Dad! 🙂 Batman is indeed an awesome character!! Thanks for reading and commenting Christy, have a wonderful weekend… speaking of wonder, it’s less than a month to Diana Prince’s movie!! sooooo exciting. 🙂


  3. Thank you for the post! I’m not too much of a Batman fan but this story line sounds really interesting! I may have to check it out, plus the Gold Batman suit looks awesome! Have a great weekend Agent!

    -Luna 🙂

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    • Hi Luna, thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂 and there’s me thinking everyone loves The Batman 🙂 I personally adore the character (you may have noticed) he was the first Comic Book persona I ever discovered at the age of 6, I even changed my first name to Bruce in his honour!! 🙂 Oh and the gold suited one is the Reverse Flash, one of The Flash’s rogues gallery.

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  4. Why not we are coming into an age
    Where the story is just as important
    As the art
    Great post
    As Sheldon Always

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  5. this sounds the best batman story ever!!! i have to get a copy! thank yo so much for this post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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