The Flash # 22 Spoilers – What Happened to the Reverse Flash [THE BUTTON PART FOUR]
So the full issue for The Flash # 22 is now here and its the final part of DC Rebirth’s “The Button” storyline which is also a crossover between the Flash book and Batman. More importantly we finally get to see how Eobard Thawne aka Reverse Flash was murdered.
The Button part 4 also marks the return of a speedster we’ve all missed AND has appeared recently in an episode or two of the CW’s The Flash TV series. But more on that later, here’s a look at what happened to Reverse Flash.
So in this issue, we check back on Barry and Bruce who have returned to the speed force after a quick detour into Flashpoint. Along the way they get overtaken by Reverse Flash from before he was killed but was on his way to meet his death.
There’s a bit of discussion between the two and at one point Thawne even taunts Flash that when he gets the power behind “the button” he’ll screw up Barry’s past even further by turning him into his son and subsequently an acolyte.
Reverse Flash says goodbye to Barry and Bruce and speeds away, not even listening to what Barry Allen had to say. The duo also had to deal with the Cosmic Threadmill breaking down into pieces inside the speed force.
Back with Thawne, he finally reaches the source of “The Button” and then this happens.
The art wasn’t clear on what actually happened to Thawne. Was his power absorbed by what we assume is Doctor Manhattan? Or was that a power blast? What we know for sure is that when he returns to his anchor point, this is what happens…
We’ll be back for more stuff from The Flash # 22 spoilers aka The Button part four. This issue by the way was written by Joshua Williamson with art by Howard Porter.