DC reveals the covers and creative teams for the upcoming FLASHPOINT event!
While DC has revealed a few clues about their upcoming big event over the course of the last couple of weeks, it seems they saved all their big reveals for today. Late Thursday DC announced the official solicitation for the first issue of Flashpoint, and today we got a peek at the covers and creative teams for many of the Flashpoint mini series. While there is a lot that we do not know, the covers and the solicitation do spell out a heck of a lot for us. According to DC, Flashpoint is "not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. [It is] a Flash fact." == TEASER ==
Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces.
There was a considerable amount of speculation about whether or not Flashpoint would affect DC's regular Universe —and it seems that the question regarding how it will fit in with continuity has been answered. Barry Allen awakens to find the world he once knew turned on its head. Fellow heroes and many of his friends are now his enemies, and he is forced to find those responsible for the changes. This is not the first time that DC has used a change in the time stream to tell an interesting story. Time travel in comics is not something to be taken lightly —any slight change can cause massive ripples in current continuity, with often some rather grave circumstances. Based on these new covers, the changes in the DCU will not only happen in current continuity, but they will happen on an international scale. The first issue of Flashpoint will hit this may. Will you be checking it out? What do you think about the covers? What could it mean for the future of the DC Universe?