Flashpoint #1 Solicited: May 11

DC has started their monthly preview of solicitations for upcoming books with Flashpoint #1, coming May 11.

Flashpoint #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 Variant cover A by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ

Everything You Know Will Change in a Flash!

Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is a Flash Fact: When 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 world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? 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!M!Z!A!M! [Edit: I assume they meant to type “S!H!A!Z!A!M!”], Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces.

It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!

Welcome to FLASHPOINT!

On sale MAY 11 = 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US = Rated T

The five issues of the core FLASHPOINT series are oversized, 40 page books priced at $3.99 each, while the other mini series and the one shots will be priced at $2.99.


6 thoughts on “Flashpoint #1 Solicited: May 11

  1. Mr Maczaps

    holy wallet killer Flash fan (or something like that).

    i guess its good that the minis are $2.99 but i really hope they pick a skip month to run some of these…

    i’m excited for most, but not all.
    thanks for the heads up.

  2. KC Flash

    You know, I have mixed feelings about having so many mini-series. I purchased all of the Blackest Night series, including variants. When it was all said and done, I had a huge box of comics and brief mememories of the story 🙁 Yes, it was fun to collect an entire series but it did wind up costing quite a few dollars. My LCS is very generous in his discounts to me but I just don’t know if I want to chase the entire series this time. I wonder what everyone else is planning on doing in regards to reading this series such as just reading it in hardcover, collecting just the main Flash mini-series and titles, or are you going to collect every book? Thoughts?

  3. Kelson Post author

    Several years ago I made the decision, with event books, to only pick up what looked interesting and not worry about the rest. I honestly don’t care how many Flashpoint books DC releases beyond that in the same way that I don’t care how many comics DC publishes as a whole beyond the ones I want to read. If someone wants to read about Deadman and the Flying Graysons, and I don’t, hey, it’s great that they have that opportunity.

    I’m thinking the main series, the Kid Flash & Citizen Cold books, and maybe the World of Flashpoint (depending on what the book is actually about). Frankenstein & the Creatures of the Unknown sounds like it might be interesting, too.

  4. Lex

    For me, it depends on the event. With Blackest Night I got the the main mini, the GL ongoings, the Flash mini (later I picked up the Titans mini because I was confused about Donna Troy and Dove) and those fun ressurected titles.

    For Flashpoint, I can see myself buying a lot more just because the titles of all the minis sound fun. I don’t care whether or not the minis are important to the event, I’m just hoping for a good story. And I can’t say no to books like “Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown” and “Deadman and the Flying Graysons.” I think Flashpoint will be similar to DC One Million where most of the tie-ins are fun and good on their own.


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