Some of the print was small, and that is impossible to read on the new comixology format.
:00_flash: Flashpoint Beyond Discussion Thread (Spoilers; #6 Drops on 10/18) :00_flash:
Darn you, Kindle Comix!
shakes fist at the sky
Oh, This just got fun.
We got a new two-face with Gilda, with the coin a pokerchip[/spoiler] [spoiler]I wonder if she will team up with Martha as she seems she might be alive.
Not liking the time masters in this, but the rest is fantastic…I am hoping yet also don’t want to see yet want to see Selina Kyle as Oracle again.
Next Issue: SUPERMAN VS OLD MAN BATMAN or at least them talking.
The essential cover for this month’s issue:
Too bad its a 1:25 ratio piece, but at least we can enjoy it here.
While reading and chatting about the newly-released Flashpoint Beyond #2, check out the below for a look at #3, due in July:
The second issue was fantastic. A ton of information is being dropped in these issues but somehow it isn’t too much. I’m not sure how though.
I kind of love how Thomas keeps comparing himself to Bruce. Like, dude, you had a chance to talk to a version of your son and you blew it. You blew it big time. Grow up and figure it all out yourself.
But beyond that, I do like his character. He isn’t a very good detective. But he is trying, I guess. He’s also terrible with kids. That kid is going to be a massive problem at some point. I’m sure it’ll be funny somehow though.
I guess I should have known Dark Crisis was going to be mentioned. But I also didn’t expect it. It almost threw me out of the book for a moment. But I did like the Psycho Pirate mention and almost appearance. There is something very interesting going on.
And Superman! I wasn’t really sure who it was for a moment. But this should be exciting next issue. Can’t wait for Thomas to tell him he doesn’t matter either.
Alternatively Thomas is good with kids, because he knows he sucks with them. That is why he assigns the angelic Oswald to handle kids.
Ah yes, a supreme angel, that one.
While reading Flashpoint Beyond #0. I ran into something that I really keyed in on while
Batman was raiding the Time Masters’ vault. In one panel, there’s a notebook lying open on the ground. It contains the diagram for the “Divine Continuum” but also has a note circled at the bottom that reads: “Find Clark and Sally before they do.”
At first, this got me excited because I thought it may be a reference to one of my favorite Silver Age Superman stories where he gets amnesia and almost marries a woman named Sally Selwyn. However, after flipping through my copies of Doomsday Clock, I realized it’s actually more likely a reference to Sally and Clark Hollis. Sally Hollis is the biological daughter of Silk Spectre II and Nite Owl II while Clark is their adopted son and the biological son of Mime and Marionette. Dr. Manhattan seems to have given Clark his powers.
It’s not the reference I was hoping for and I’m not sure if it will become important in Flashpoint Beyond, but I thought it was worth noting.
#3 debuts at retail this Tuesday, July 5th.
What are your hopes and expectations for this issue, and for where Flashpoint Beyond goes, afterward?
I look forward to seeing more of this Superman. I never read his Flashpoint one-shot, so will be nice to see who he is and what he’s like. My hope is that whatever version of the omnimultimetaverse this story conjures up gels with whatever is happening in Dark Crisis.
To be honest, after 3 issues, my patience is wearing just a little thin. I’m not big on mysteries and would like to get to the point .
@moro Remember this was meant to be released one issue a week or 2, so I expect a slow pace, since there was not meant to be much of a gap.
I didn’t know this. There was some kind of change plans from weekly to monthly?
Yes. It was supposed to finish with Flash movie, but its delay changed things.
The initial announcement mentioned bi-weekly, not weekly, though it’s obviously still changed from that
Loved this last issue with all the twists and more of Dexter and Oswald. Obviously I really loved the Stargirl cameo.
oh, this keeps getting more interesting. Krypton invasion time.
Ok, glad #3 provided some reveals. Need to read up on hypertime so I can understand things a bit better though.
One thing I’m really happy they did in this issue: they showed that Kal-El can be good by nature, not just nurture. Usually we see him turning bad in comic book stories if his origin veers from the Kents’ upbringing. In this case, even after what we went through, he still chooses humanity. I just thought that was very refreshing.
The Kingdom is a great series to read up on Hypertime (it is a sequel to Kingdom Come, though, in case you haven’t read that yet). I also did a blog post comparing The Kingdom and Hypertime to Zero Hour
I really liked this, too. It was also really cool to see Superman hanging out with Swamp Thing and Poison Ivy. The eco-friendly “tech” that allowed him to read the Kryptonian crystals was also a nice touch. Finally, brief shout-out to a “Dial H for Hero” Snapper Carr. Since the Kryptonian invasion is supposed to happen in 5 days and Thomas has only 5 days to “restore the world where his son lives,” does anyone else get the sense that things are being manipulated in Flashpoint world to knock Thomas off-course?