Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war--but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?
It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who intends to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, Shazam, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar—yet altered--faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if the Flash can't find the villain who altered the timeline! Collects FLASHPOINT #1-5.
Centering on Barry Allen aka the Flash, the fastest man alive this collection of the five-part miniseries follows Barry s realization that his world is not as he has known it, with certain details being off. His long-dead mother is alive, many of his superpowered colleagues are different in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, and he himself is without his speedster abilities. As Barry unravels the mystery, he discovers there s a limited window of time in which to set things right, or else the alternate reality will permanently supplant his own. This series was created as an event intended to shake up DC s continuity, supposedly to attract new readers, resulting in the controversial New 52 imprint-wide reboot. All of that sprang from this Johns-scripted miniseries (with solid artwork by Kubert) that starts out with much to interest both new and old readers. Unfortunately, it collapses under its own weight about halfway through and, along with resetting things to the current New 52 status quo, results in a narrative hash, with too many plots and character points. The result is of interest mostly to see from whence the New 52 sprang, and its events will most likely be glossed over with the next inevitable company-wide fix.
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I found this a very entertaining comic book
Read it in a Flash
Best book I read in a while.Im knew to comics but this is the one to start out with. Next is the New 52!!
Crisis on Infinite Earths of our generation...
...in the sense that instead of making minor tweaks to continuity (like Zero Hour: Crisis in Time and Infinite Crisis), it made so many alteration that it resulted in a whole new continuity AKA the New 52. What's more, it's still a great story with amazing art. Grade: B+