Flashpoint: An Epic of Epic Epicness?

For today’s Flashpoint Friday, DC Comics said a few words about the scope of the event, which is “so big and ambitious that there will be fifteen mini series expanding on the events, along with several important one shots.”

Yeah, you read that right.

  • One central 5-issue miniseries by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
  • 15 tie-in miniseries.
  • “Several” “important” one-shots.

DC will be announcing 14 of the 15 miniseries’ titles this afternoon.

They also add, for those readers who haven’t quite tumbled to the fact, that “This isn’t a parallel Earth. This isn’t a mirror world. This is home.

There may be something to last week’s Bleeding Cool rumor that DC will alter their publishing line during the event. With 15 miniseries, I can imagine DC putting 15 titles on hiatus for a few months and publishing the minis instead. Not necessarily the best timing with the Green Lantern movie coming out, but there’s undoubtedly more to the plans.

Also of note: The creative team was described as “Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope.” I don’t remember Sandra Hope being mentioned in connection with the title before. It may be that she’s been doing the inks all along and they were only publicizing Andy Kubert’s more-famous name, or it may be that she’s been brought to ink the later issues so that Kubert has more time to finish the pencils.

(Apologies to Scott Pilgrim for the headline.)

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5 thoughts on “Flashpoint: An Epic of Epic Epicness?

  1. Brandan

    In regards to Sandra, I would assume the latter. She tends to work on a lot of books at once, so her finishing up on Andy’s pencils doesn’t surprise me one bit. Wish Joe was able to ink more than the first issue.

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  2. Ken O

    I really hope they are just renaming 15 of their current titles instead of 15 stand alone minis. Isn’t that what all the X books did when they went through Age of Apocalypse? Ugh, this could get expensive.

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  3. Kyer

    Unless those 15 minis have Wally, Jay, Bart, Max, or even Plastic Man (the only non-speedster that I really love) in them….ho hum. Right now the only books I’m planning to purchase are DDoTR-HC, Batman The Brave and the Bold #3, and the two remaining hardcovers of Brightest Day (mainly for the Boston parts.) I’m waiting for more info on Flashpoint. Otherwise nothing I can think of until the summer when (hopefully) Speed Force comes out along with that really nice cold-cast porcelain statue of Barry in running form. Oh yeah…and the movies.

    *Breaks out humming The Ballad of Barry Allen.*

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  4. Bill

    Wonder if this DC’s attempt at a “HEROES REBORN”-esque testing ground? Lots of creators remaking DC’s core characters and seeing if it sticks.

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    1. Ben Hall

      Assuming you are right I hope Aquaman gets married again to Mera. After Flashpoint of course. Hopefully they go back to the Blackest Night event format because that worked. Also I know no one but me has mentioned this but Cobalt Blue and Barry Allen need to meet again and I am hoping it happens during or after Flashpoint. I first suggested this in my latest blog post, so that might be why the spike in views of the Cobalt Blue profile page.

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