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Batman #22 Cover Revealed

As we already know, there’s a FlashBatman crossover coming in April/May, and Professor Zoom will be involved. Now DC’s released the cover from the penultimate issue of the story, Batman #22, which features an interesting lenticular image with Professor Zoom, Flashpoint Batman, and hints at the Watchmen.

 

I’m a little bit puzzled why Matha Wayne seems to be dead here, as Flashpoint Martha became that world’s Joker, but perhaps history’s been changed by the intervention of Doctor Manhattan. Thawne obviously hints at his involvement with the well-known bloodstain on his yellow costume.

Anyway, looks interesting, and the audience will clearly have to figure out what’s going on alongside the Flash and Batman. It’ll be great to see Professor Zoom up to his old shenanigans.

Flash Season 3 Begins with…. FLASHPOINT

As anticipated, Flash Season 3 will start with a form of “Flashpoint.” The 2011 event miniseries featured Barry Allen accidentally changing history. The ripple effects of the Flash saving his mother led to a world where Barry never became the Flash, Bruce Wayne never became Batman, Superman was a lifelong prisoner in a science lab, and Wonder Woman and Aquaman led their nations in a global war that threatened to destroy everything.

Grant Gustin confirmed that the season three premiere is titled Flashpoint, but adds that the TV show’s adaptation “will be its own thing.”

Obviously they can’t do the exact same story in a universe that already doesn’t have Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, or Aquaman, but they can certainly take the basics:

Flash changes his parents’ history, accidentally screws everything up, and has to fix it.

(When I put it that way, it sounds a lot more like Back to the Future, doesn’t it?)

I think Earth-1 Real-Harrison Wells is a safe bet for the altered timeline, as is seeing Eddie Thawne again. An Arrowverse Citizen Cold could be a lot of fun, as long as they don’t go the full cannon-fodder route that the comic did.

In the comics, DC used the event as an excuse to relaunch their entire line with a new history at the end. Barry fixed time, but it didn’t settle in quite the same way as before. I can’t imagine the CW will completely reboot four TV shows at once — they’ve all got way too much momentum to do that. But they certainly have the opportunity to make adjustments like they did with the Pied Piper this year. Earth-1 Wells might be able to stick around afterward, for instance, or Jesse might have an Earth-1 counterpart. Or they could do something bigger, like merging Supergirl’s universe with the Arrowverse. Or at least explain why National City suddenly looks more like Vancouver than Los Angeles.

(Hat tip: Flash TV News)

SDCC Exclusive Flashpoint Paperweights

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Initially it was reported that this Flashpoint paperweight set would be exclusive to the Action Figure Xpress site, and would be sold in April. However, it’s currently nowhere to be found on the site, so my spouse emailed them and inquired about it. They replied that the set will now be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive, and any leftovers will be sold at the AFX site. So keep an eye out for it in July and beyond.

Justice League – The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray To Feature Exclusive Reverse Flash Figurine ***UPDATED****

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Hey Speed Readers,

So last year retailer, Best Buy teamed with DC Entertainment to bring us an exclusive Flash Figurine based on the DC Animated straight to video release,  Justice League: DoomThe figurine was the eighth statue released up to that point.

This time around The Flash and his arch-nemesis, Professor Zoom, The Reverse Flash are front and center in the latest DC Animated straight to video release, Justice League – The Flashpoint Paradox. As a result we will be getting an exclusive Reverse Flash figurine that will only be available at Best Buy stores and Bestbuy.com:

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