Since Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has such importance for Flash fans, we are bringing you not one, but TWO different reviews featuring THREE points of view (just read below, you’ll understand). Let’s get started – with a quick note:
Flash Annual #2 arrives in stores today. Main story by Brian Buccellato and Sami Basri, backup by Nicole Dubuc and Cully Hamner, cover by Francis Manapul. Preview at Comic Vine.
Find out how The Flash and Green Lantern first met when a case they teamed up together to solve years ago rears its head again in the present! It involves a foe neither of them can defeat on their own, and they might not have much luck together either! The outcome of this will affect The Flash for years to come… Plus, a backup story by Nicole Dubuc (the Young Justice cartoon)!
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox hit stores yesterday. The animated film is based on the 2011 miniseries Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, and tells the story of what happens after the Flash wakes up, powerless, in a nightmarish alternate reality. The Justice League is gone, and the world sits on the brink of destruction as the Amazons and Atlantis prepare for war.
Flash #151 joins ComiXology’s digital back-issues: “A flashback tale from the early days of Wally West’s career when he and a pal from his neighborhood head off an attempted Gorilla City invasion of America. Guest-starring Robin and Aqualad!”
Speaking of Comixology and Flashpoint, the digital storefront is holding a Flashpoint sale this week, with all issues of the 2011 event (including tie-in miniseries, Booster Gold and the four “Road to Flashpoint” issues of Flash) available for 99 cents each.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is due out on July 30th (although it’ll be airing earlier at San Diego Comic-Con), but perhaps this clip will tide you over until then. There’s no Flash in it, but it does have cameos of Citizen Cold and the Pied Piper, the first confirmation that Piper is in the film. The clip mainly features Cyborg and Batman, and gives a bit of history of the Flashpoint world.
Warner Bros. has released box art and further details for the July 30 release of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the home video animated feature based on 2011’s Flashpoint miniseries. Casting was announced yesterday, with Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd as Flash (Barry Allen) and Batman (Thomas Wayne).
A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions? Can time travel get us there? And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time? Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.
My Favorite Villians! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie: An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.
Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and the Bold) adapted the script, with Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) directing and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) producing.
So, what episodes from the vault would you like/expect to see? I’m hoping for “Speed Demons” from Superman, “A Mirror Darkly” from The Batman, “Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster” from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and of course “Flash and Substance” from Justice League Unlimited. Though I can imagine they might go for alternate reality stories instead.