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Batman/The Flash: The Price Reading Order Checklist

Batman/The Flash: The Price Reading Order Checklist

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Batman and The Flash, two of the DC Universe’s greatest detectives, will be teaming up this month for a four-part miniseries called The Price. The pair will be investigating a Justice League cold case, but with the events of Heroes In Crisis working together might not be easy.

Comic book crossovers can be confusing, especially if there’s continuity involved. To make things simple, I’ve put together the Batman/The Flash: The Price Reading Order Checklist. This reading order offers an extensive background reading section, release dates, creator credits, and much more.

Soon you’ll be able to jump into this Batman/The Flash crossover without any confusion.

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Quick note: In early promotion for this crossover, The Price was called ‘The Last Cold Case’.

Heroes In Crisis promo image by Clay Mann.
Heroes In Crisis promo image by Clay Mann.

Background Reading

In an interview with CBR, writer Joshua Williamson said the following about The Price:

It takes place after The Flash#63, Flash Annual #2, Heroes in Crisis #4 and Batman #63. It’s pretty caught up in terms of the continuity. It’s connected to the tragedy in Heroes in Crisis in that it’s affected the Justice League and the heroes of the DCU emotionally.

Based on this, if you are looking to do any background reading before diving into this story, I can can suggest the following:

Heroes In Crisis #1-4
Written by Tom King. Art by Clay Mann.

The Flash Annual #2
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Scott Kolins.
Note: The Flash Annual #2 ties into events of Heroes In Crisis.

The Price also reintroduces Gotham Girl in some time. You can find out more about what her deal is in the following:

Batman #1-6
Written by Tom King. Art by David Finch.
Collected in Batman Volume 1: I Am Gotham

And if you really want, check out Batman/The Flash: The Button. Not for any continuity reasons, but because it was the previous Batman/The Flash crossover and some readers might find it interesting in comparing the contrast in tensions between the two heroes. Check out this reading order for more details.

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Do I need to read Heroes In Crisis?

Don’t stress if you haven’t been reading Heroes In Crisis. In the same interview Williamson mentions the following:

Even though it ties directly with what’s going on in Heroes in Crisis, it can still stand on its own as a Batman and Flash detective story. By the end, you’ll see how these four issues tease some of the big plans we have for the epic future of the DCU.

Batman #64 cover by Chris Burnham.
Batman #64 cover by Chris Burnham.

The Price Reading Order

Batman #64 (Part 1)
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Guillum March.
Available from February 6th.

The Flash #64 (Part 2)
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.
Available from February 13th.

Batman #65 (Part 3)
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Guillum March.
Available from February 20th.

The Flash #65 (Part 4)
Written by Joshua Williamson. Art by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.
Available from February 27th.

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  • I’ll have to check out the Flash annual #2. I don’t normally read Flash, but I’m reading Heroes in Crisis, and I didn’t know that issue tied into it. Thanks!

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