One week from today, April 12th, sees the debut of Flashpoint Beyond, with Geoff Johns returning to the universe he helped make in 2011, which ultimately unmade the DC Universe and then made way for The New 52.
Flashpoint Beyond #0 is my most-anticipated book for next week, so I will most definitely chime in.
Also, for any who are new to Flashpoint and/or the Thomas Wayne Batman and have absolutely no idea what any of this is about, you can get caught up on the TWB with this handy-dandy collection, new in stores today:
That’s really interesting – if you weren’t a fan of the Flashpoint universe, why are you interested in the Thomas Wayne Batman from that world? No hate, I would just think that the stuff with Thomas would be one of the biggest examples of the weird rules of that alternate universe.
Anyway, I’m definitely curious to see where this story goes – especially since it sounds like it’s also bringing in components from Doomsday Clock with the Mime and Marionette teamed up with prime Batman.
Understandable. I’ve been really enjoying Thomas’ character progression – from tragic hero to tragic villain to now being on a team that includes the likes of Barack Obama Superman and a talking, hulking bunny rabbit. What a ride.
The little preview at the end of this week’s Batman issue got me. “5G averted”? Potential elaborations on omni-multi-meta-versal stuffs? I’m… curious. I don’t remember any of the details in Flashpoint though. Hopefully the broad strokes are enough, because I’m too lazy to go back and re-read.
Flashpoint, itself was cool. The New 52 on the other hand. I started picking up all the books, but it quickly went to Animal Man and Swamp Thing…then nothing. Then rebirth, and I was excited when I saw the list of specials and there was an Earth 2 rebirth. I was hoping my JSA was returning and the carp that was in the Earth 2 book was going away. Unfortunately, the Earth 2 rebirth was the only one never published as they had plans. 6 years into the new Post New 52 universe and we still don’t have a JSA book!!!
I actually prefer Roy Thomas’s All Star Squadron over John’s JSA…although his JSA is great, I prefer to read the stuff with the classic feel and not the more modern. Even Roy’s more modern Infinity Inc had a classic feel to it.
Gotta say, I’m totally on board for MORE Flashpoint Batman! Especially since Geoff Johns is on writing duties. Been far too long since we got a new Geoff story! (He’s my fav writer for sure!) Those Nathan Szerdy covers are amazing too. I’ve been following his work for quite a while after meeting him at Megacon Orlando 8 or 9 years ago. Flashpoint Beyond is probably my most anticipated book of the month!