Everything changes. Nothing will ever be the same. We've heard these promises before but there's no denying that things will indeed be changing in Flashpoint. With Geoff Johns DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer, he has become the creative guiding force leading the DC Universe. Starting Wednesday, May 11, he is taking the DCU (and us) on a ride we won't forget.
The teasers we've seen before have led to much speculation. Why is Batman running a casino? How did Superman end up in a government facility? What does the marriage of Wonder Woman and Aquaman mean for the world? How the heck did all this happen?== TEASER ==
It will all begin with Barry Allen, working in the CSI division in Central City. He will discover that his mother, who was killed when he was a child, is alive. The heroes he knew are nowhere to be found. Who can he turn to try to solve this huge mystery? You're allowed to take one guess.
Flashpoint has been in the planning stages for nearly two years now. This summer we will see sixteen miniseries and four one shots that will expand upon the world seen as a result of Flashpoint.
People are bound to start complaining about another comic book event. I see it as a gigantic and exciting story to dive into. The nice thing about the miniseries is you have a choice of buying them. No one is twisting your arm. Passing on them will just mean you're going to miss out on the crazy action that is just beginning. Also keep in mind that DC has canceled several titles so these will not take over the shelves at your local comic shop. (Check out the first checklist here).
It's a bold move. I will admit I am reminded a little of Age of Apocalypse in the X-Men comics in the mid 90s. Only this is on a much grander scale. I'm tempted to get a giant tub of popcorn to eat as I sit back and read these comics. I just don't want to get butter stains on the pages and I turn them.
Flashpoint #1 is on sale this week. It's written by Geoff Johns with art by Andy Kubert. If you're a fan of DC comics, you will want to check this out. Run to your local comic shop (unless you have a car) and witness the change of the DC Universe.
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