When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
a lot of people seem to immediately tune out whenever they see anyone that looks like Jessica Drew.
If its true that they told Johns at the last minute that he had to come up with a story to lead into the DCnU, then it only adds a little relief to how dreadful it all was. The dialog was shit, the pacing was shit, the climax was shit, the only redeeming part was the Batman/Flash relationship, but its ridiculous to let that overshadow how awful everything else was.
So great work DC editors and publishers, thanks for not doing your job.
I actually didn't think Flashpoint was all that bad. It had some neat moments. It wasn't perfect, but it was far from shit.
By a lot
Flashpoint didn't have really have a villain in the end, but at least Flash's rivalry with Zoom had been established beforehand so that we perfectly understood why Zoom would be fucking with him.
I haven't read Flashpoint so I ain't gonna dog it or try to compare.
The twist at the beginning of issue 5 was good, and the whole Batman thing was good, but the rest was mediocre at best.
And having just read the full run of the last Flash series leading up to Flashpoint, I agree about the bit with the "In case of Flash" Mirror. especially considering all the scenes shown in the mirror were the scenes from FP #1 with him and his mother. That was what made him messed up and desperate enough to try and change it that night at the end of #12.
The only thing I think could top that would be Superman going around and punching out bankers and rich people.
a lot of people is putting it mildly
more like "anyone who isn't balefuego or brian michael bendis"
But Flashpoint had been announced over a year before then, and when it was first announced Johns said he had already plotted it and was writing early scripts for it. He wanted Kubert to have at least a year of lead-in time.
Flashpoint was probably never going to be amazing, but I do believe that in some ways it ended up getting martyred to the New DCU. Somewhere there's probably a paper trail of some really interesting ideas that got left behind when the main series was no longer planned to run alongside Flashpoint, because I don't think even Geoff Johns would intentionally write a story as barren and nuance-free as the one we just had.