What Flashpoint books are you buying?

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#1 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

So I looked at the list inside the Green Lantern Free Comic Book Day issue and there are a ton of Flashpoint books. I thought there were going to be five but there is way more. 


I think Flashpoint and Flash will be required reading but I think I'll pick up Flashpoint: Hal Jordan and Flashpoint: Project Superman but other than that I would have to decide on a whim.

What issues are you picking up?
#2 Posted by Icarusflies (12502 posts) - - Show Bio

ALL OF THEM

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#3 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies:  That's insane.
#4 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

None.  I'm burned out on large events for the time being since I got all of Brightest Day. I need a break.

#5 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

I think I'll flip through the ones at the comic shop and buy the ones that seem most connected to the story.

#6 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm looking into Secret Seven (because of Shade/Peter Milligan) and some of the other minis I might look into (I was flabbergasted when I saw how many there were because I too was under the impression there was just going to be a handful)...not sure I care about the main series though...from what I was told I've come under the impression all these books are accessible without the others though that may have been a misunderstanding on my part

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#7 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" I'm looking into Secret Seven (because of Shade/Peter Milligan) and some of the other minis I might look into (I was flabbergasted when I saw how many there were because I too was under the impression there was just going to be a handful)...not sure I care about the main series though...from what I was told I've come under the impression all these books are accessible without the others though that may have been a misunderstanding on my part "
Shade 0_O for real?
#8 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" I'm looking into Secret Seven (because of Shade/Peter Milligan) and some of the other minis I might look into (I was flabbergasted when I saw how many there were because I too was under the impression there was just going to be a handful)...not sure I care about the main series though...from what I was told I've come under the impression all these books are accessible without the others though that may have been a misunderstanding on my part "
Shade 0_O for real? "
not your Shade (although I want to read that 12-issue maxiseries James Robinson claims to be writing for him), my Shade

but yeah, he's on the cover of the first issue of Secret Seven...I don't expect too much of it (don't want my hopes dashed)...but he looks like the Vertigo version instead of the DC version and it is Peter Milligan...I don't see why he couldn't remain a supporting character in Hellblazer instead or get a new ongoing or miniseries at Vertigo but I'll settle for this
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#9 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though.

#10 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O
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#11 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost:  LOL I thought  you meant your shade. I was just shocked to see him moved from from HB!!! I am looking forward to my Shade's mini series when (if ever) it comes out.
#12 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders)
#13 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders) "
yeah but he's not writing the tie-ins...
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#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders) "
yeah but he's not writing the tie-ins... "
True, but I don't want to spend the money I could be spending on Hellblazer and Batman, on tie-ins to an event I don't support.
#15 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Final Arrow: well we're both the top contributor on a DC-owned character named Shade...it's confusing to know which one is being talked about! for all I know there's a tie-in for your Shade too...

and I was shocked too, at least back when I heard the news but now that JC and Alec are in the DCU...I'm not that surprised anymore...still a bummer, Shade was awesome in Hellblazer! for a brief few months I felt like my dream had come true and one of the best characters in comics was back :(

Milligan probably has plans for the character though (in Hellblazer and the DCU...or at least one of them)...I just hope he gets to keep his hold on the character, it's his version that I love

is there any projected release date for your Shade's series? I figured if Robinson was talking about it already, surely it had to be in production already
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#16 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders) "
yeah but he's not writing the tie-ins... "
True, but I don't want to spend the money I could be spending on Hellblazer and Batman, on tie-ins to an event I don't support. "
fair enough...I couldn't care less about the event itself but I think of it as an excuse for a bunch of Elseworlds stories (right? that's the impression I got) and I see nothing wrong with that
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#17 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders) "
yeah but he's not writing the tie-ins... "
True, but I don't want to spend the money I could be spending on Hellblazer and Batman, on tie-ins to an event I don't support. "
fair enough...I couldn't care less about the event itself but I think of it as an excuse for a bunch of Elseworlds stories (right? that's the impression I got) and I see nothing wrong with that "
That's a good way of looking at it. I've become really jaded with a lot of the current non-Batman DC and Marvel stuff lately. I'll keep that view in mind, it's a more optimistic one :)
#18 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: well I've never followed an event, it's this optimistic (as you call it...I would call it deliberately naive) view of mine that is allowing me to read some of it...I'm trying to be loyal to my favorite characters without just reading something I know I have no interest in
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#19 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

This really seems like it should just be an Elseworlds concept and nothing more to me.  When trades come out I'll buy then but for now, I'm taking a much needed vacation from huge events.

#20 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: You're a wise man. Events are brutal on the wallet (and the mind, most are just terrible) these days. Deliberate naivety or optimitism, at least you're not dreading every book released that's not written by Grant Morrison lol
#21 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: we do what we have to as comic fans, though to be fair if comics based in the MU or DCU ceased publication next week I wouldn't shed a tear...I mean until they're non-existence caused the industry to crumble and all other comics to die as well but for the most part I just accept that as necessary parts of the industry and I'm glad there are people out there who will go get every issue of every event...thanks to them I can get the good books
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#22 Posted by Icarusflies (12502 posts) - - Show Bio
@EisforExtinction said:
" @Icarusflies:  That's insane. "
ALL….OF….THEM
O_O
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#23 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt: we do what we have to as comic fans, though to be fair if comics based in the MU or DCU ceased publication next week I wouldn't shed a tear...I mean until they're non-existence caused the industry to crumble and all other comics to die as well but for the most part I just accept that as necessary parts of the industry and I'm glad there are people out there who will go get every issue of every event...thanks to them I can get the good books "
Haha, another nice way to look at it.

I love the superhero characters and all that, and there are particular runs that are nothing short of phenomenal, but as you read more Vertigo and alike titles, you start to pick out the imperfections of the mainstream titles, which hurts them A LOT.

That said, as long as Bruce Wayne exists, I will never stop reading Batman ^_^
#24 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies said:
" @EisforExtinction said:
" @Icarusflies:  That's insane. "
ALL….OF….THEM
O_O
"
Can I ask why? What draws you to this event?
#25 Posted by Icarusflies (12502 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: I'm a huge fan of alternate universes, and a huge Flash fan. And the Flash almost NEVER gets huge events, it's usually Batman or Green Lantern. 
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#26 Edited by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedheadedAtrocitus:  
Pretty much my answers. At most I'll check Secret 7 because Milligan'll be returning the Shade The Changing Man and the Creature Commandos story. I won't be reading a single one of the main title issues because they're 3.99, drawing the line my black ass!!!

@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders) "
Fade, this' why you're my folk!!!! Geoff Johns and his fan fiction have gone on long enough. His retcons and events manage to further convolute an already barely comprehensible DCU. Events ain't crap these days and don't deserve our financial support. At most I'll tolerate some thing like the Age of X or the Daken/X-23 crossover (which I just so happened to drop).  
#27 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies: Fair enough, but you've confused me. This isn't a Flash event, Wally's nowhere to be found. There's just some dude running around in his costume.
=P
I kid, I kid.
#28 Posted by Icarusflies (12502 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt: I know, I know, it's not ideal…I honestly wish Barry just stayed dead, he's a totally uninteresting character and has pushed all the decent Flash characters out of the spotlight.
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#29 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt: we do what we have to as comic fans, though to be fair if comics based in the MU or DCU ceased publication next week I wouldn't shed a tear...I mean until they're non-existence caused the industry to crumble and all other comics to die as well but for the most part I just accept that as necessary parts of the industry and I'm glad there are people out there who will go get every issue of every event...thanks to them I can get the good books "
Haha, another nice way to look at it.I love the superhero characters and all that, and there are particular runs that are nothing short of phenomenal, but as you read more Vertigo and alike titles, you start to pick out the imperfections of the mainstream titles, which hurts them A LOT. That said, as long as Bruce Wayne exists, I will never stop reading Batman ^_^ "
I actually have no problem with the superhero characters myself, I like a lot of them...it's the way mainstream comics are that I don't like...it's never about making a great story, everything's got some other motive from the business side of things and a lot of stories are just terrible and then there's the fact that things never end, they just get retconned...but I can enjoy a book like The Long Halloween or something that has no ties to the mainstream or an event...it's the Brightest Day's, Fear Itself's, etc. that I have no desire to feed personally

there's more comics already in print that I want to read then i ever will be able to so I'm not worried in that regard...but I still want to one day read my Hellblazer #471 and be able to close the comic with a satisfied but sad smile as John Constantine's body is put to rest and the mantle of Hellblazer goes down to Gemma (or maybe a future child since that's years away and she'll be like fifty by then)
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#30 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio
@JonesDeini: I know, right? Nah at most I'll just stick to Brightest Day aftermath and then I'm good just doing my monthly titles.  Sadly I'd have considered Flashpoint if it was smaller, but its just too darn big.  
#31 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies said:

" @FadeToBlackBolt: I know, I know, it's not ideal…I honestly wish Barry just stayed dead, he's a totally uninteresting character and has pushed all the decent Flash characters out of the spotlight. "

Wait, seriously? You're more awesome that I thought.

Here, have some flowers;


@aztek the lost said:

" @FadeToBlackBolt said:

" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt: we do what we have to as comic fans, though to be fair if comics based in the MU or DCU ceased publication next week I wouldn't shed a tear...I mean until they're non-existence caused the industry to crumble and all other comics to die as well but for the most part I just accept that as necessary parts of the industry and I'm glad there are people out there who will go get every issue of every event...thanks to them I can get the good books "
Haha, another nice way to look at it.I love the superhero characters and all that, and there are particular runs that are nothing short of phenomenal, but as you read more Vertigo and alike titles, you start to pick out the imperfections of the mainstream titles, which hurts them A LOT. That said, as long as Bruce Wayne exists, I will never stop reading Batman ^_^ "
I actually have no problem with the superhero characters myself, I like a lot of them...it's the way mainstream comics are that I don't like...it's never about making a great story, everything's got some other motive from the business side of things and a lot of stories are just terrible and then there's the fact that things never end, they just get retconned...but I can enjoy a book like The Long Halloween or something that has no ties to the mainstream or an event...it's the Brightest Day's, Fear Itself's, etc. that I have no desire to feed personally
there's more comics already in print that I want to read then i ever will be able to so I'm not worried in that regard...but I still want to one day read my Hellblazer #471 and be able to close the comic with a satisfied but sad smile as John Constantine's body is put to rest and the mantle of Hellblazer goes down to Gemma (or maybe a future child since that's years away and she'll be like fifty by then)
"
Have you read Morrison's Batman or his New X-Men? One of the reasons that I love him so much is that he does the exact opposite of what you said; he writes great stories, and says **** you to the business side. Granted the X-Men example also proves your second point, as it's all virtually been retconned.

That would be good, but it's always weird to think of a character like Constantine dying permanently. Odds are it will happen one day, unless he gets pushed too far into the DCU and de-ages, it's still just a weird thing to think about. To never have another comic with John in it again... It's a strange thought.
#32 Edited by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icarusflies said:

" @FadeToBlackBolt: I know, I know, it's not ideal…I honestly wish Barry just stayed dead, he's a totally uninteresting character and has pushed all the decent Flash characters out of the spotlight. "

Well Johns has carte blanche to destroy all we love with his fan fiction lol So yeah, Barry's back (sigh), and we just have to suck it up. I admittedly LOVED the first arc of current Flash Ongoing. I also enjoyed the villain highlight issues. Then the road to Flash Point came...yeah, and there was much sound a fury signifying nothing. I feel like Johns has burned out those early qualities that drew me to him and now he's either going through the motions or being over the top and trying to hard to make his comics "Memorable, historical" moments. 
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

" @JonesDeini: I know, right? Nah at most I'll just stick to Brightest Day aftermath and then I'm good just doing my monthly titles.  Sadly I'd have considered Flashpoint if it was smaller, but its just too darn big.   "

Word'em up, folk. After the shatastic ending to Brightest Day (which I overall enjoyed) and his Green Lantern war (which caused me to drop the title) I have 30% faith in Geoff Johns, 10% when it comes events. If this had been self contained to the Flash Title AND 2.99 I'd be down, since I read Flash, but instead we have ANOTHER Geoff Johns helmed company wide crossover. Speaking of company wide Crossovers. Mo' flush Matt Fraction!!!! Quit ruining the things I love!!!! Stick to Iron Man, Give Thor BACK to Kieron Gillen immediately, and stay faaaaar, faaaar, faaaar away from anything with X in the title. 
#33 Posted by King Quisling (1980 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Flash is going on hiatus while Flashpoint is happening. Notice Flash isn't on the check-list and on the DC website it stops after #12. Either way, I'm not reading in. Alternate Universe/timeline stories always seem to go nowhere.

#34 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @FadeToBlackBolt said:
" Nothing, I hate the concept with a remarkable passion. The Cyborg design is awesome though. "
wait... what exactly is the concept? O_O "
Geoff Johns gets to put his favourite character in an alternate universe allowing him to retcon anything he feels like. (Shudders) "
yeah but he's not writing the tie-ins... "
Yeah, if there were three minis off  Flashpoint that were all written by Johns I would have no problem. Instead there are a million of them that can't be important to the story.
#35 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
"Have you read Morrison's Batman or his New X-Men? One of the reasons that I love him so much is that he does the exact opposite of what you said; he writes great stories, and says **** you to the business side. Granted the X-Men example also proves your second point, as it's all virtually been retconned. That would be good, but it's always weird to think of a character like Constantine dying permanently. Odds are it will happen one day, unless he gets pushed too far into the DCU and de-ages, it's still just a weird thing to think about. To never have another comic with John in it again... It's a strange thought. "
no...the only "mainstream" I've read from Morrison is Doom Patrol and Animal Man (well and Seven Soldiers and All-Star Superman)...I'll look into more of his work as time goes by but Batman at least I will wait until it's over...it's much more accessible that way IMO and I won't have to worry about things like scheduling causing Bruce Wayne to already be returned before The Return of Bruce Wayne

And my proposed #471 being his funeral is still in 2027 so that's a long ways away...and although I admit it would be weird and I don't want him to die for a while (unless it's done in an acceptably great story fashion), I am actually quite comfortable with the idea of characters' lives ending...Lucifer is my favorite character and yet I don't want him to ever "come back"...Lucifer #75 is how it should end and it was perfect...on the other hand, my second favorite character (who is my draw to this Flashpoint) didn't get a proper ending due to The Man cancelling good comics! and therefore I can't be satisfied with him just no longer appearing in comics but if he dies or his journey ends in a way that stays true to everything I love about him, I will gladly let him go...I think the ending is most lacking skill in comic writers, I feel a great ending is far less common then a great comic
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#36 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Quisling:  I'd be alright if everything went on hiatus so if you buy Superman monthly you could buy Flashpoint: Project Superman instead but all the other books are still going so god damn.
#37 Edited by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: 
That's my fav thing about indy comics, they end. I don't ever have to worry about some writer bringing Moses Lwanga's stories back and butchering the character. 

@King Quisling said:
" I think Flash is going on hiatus while Flashpoint is happening. Notice Flash isn't on the check-list and on the DC website it stops after #12. Either way, I'm not reading in. Alternate Universe/timeline stories always seem to go nowhere. "
Word, man. *Looks over at Age of X issues*
#38 Posted by King Quisling (1980 posts) - - Show Bio
@EisforExtinction: I def know what you mean. Maybe I would give it a shot in my list wasn't so full already.
#39 Posted by The Fastest Man Alive (77 posts) - - Show Bio

All of them even though every issue of brightest day was a costly experience 


#40 Posted by lax2themaxx (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I believe my brother is going to be acquiring all of them.  Lol he cant help himself.  He has everysingle issue of Blackest night and Brightest day....Every single tie in avaliable. Haha.  I am really behind on my own comics to even get started on that, not to mention that I havent even read blackest night yet...or brightest day for that matter D: lol.
#41 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll probably read them all but I'll probably only buy Citizen Cold and the Cyborg issues.

#42 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (889 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if I'll be buying any tie ins. I was considering the Batman tie in, but that's the only one I'd consider. 

#43 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

I have heard (but was unable to verify) that if you buy every single issue of the Flashpoint and it's spinoffs that you get a medal.

#44 Posted by LetoWeapon (3 posts) - - Show Bio

So far I'm more interested in the tie-ins than the main event. The Gorilla Grodd and Green Arrow Industries one-shots look fun.

#45 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2316 posts) - - Show Bio
@LetoWeapon said:
So far I'm more interested in the tie-ins than the main event. The Gorilla Grodd and Green Arrow Industries one-shots look fun.
XD ditto I'm reading wonder Woman, Batman and superman I'm not excited for this event but those concepts for some characters look cool and the tie-ins are only 3 issues
#46 Posted by Jake Fury (18615 posts) - - Show Bio

Main book 
Wonder Woman book 
Aquaman book 
Project Superman 
Booster Gold
#47 Posted by golvellius (207 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I decided to buy Flashpoint, World of Flashpoint and Secret Seven.....I have been totally pleased.  The other titles well I guess I'll flip through them at the shop, but I'll probably just wait till its over an get the tpb.  Tracy 13, has been totally surprising, and Secret Seven is intriguing....I am very much liking these titles....
#48 Edited by Craig Lovecraft (202 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just getting the main book and Booster Gold. I'm sick of all the tie-in mini's they make for events. I'd be interested in reading them all, but I'm not willing to spend money on like 45+ extra books on top of the books I already get.

#49 Posted by EnSabahNurX (2316 posts) - - Show Bio

So I went from 3 tie-ins plus the main to 
Booster Gold 
Flashpoint 
Flashpoint: Wonder woman, aquaman, world of flashpoint, superman, batman, green lantern, hal jordan, grodd, reverse flash, kid flash, and that cricket thing O_O  
I don't know how this happened lol

#50 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

ALL OF THEM

Did you end up getting all of them?

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