Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flashpoint part one...the Mini's

Lead-Up to Flashpoint
Starting with Flash #9, Barry Allen & the Flash crew (Wally West, Jay Garrick, and Bart Allen) meet a new character named Hot Pursuit who is trying to stop Flashpoint from occurring.

Cancellation of the Flash Series
DC has announced recently on their blog, The Source, that the only ongoing series crossing-over with Flashpoint is Booster Gold. When someone asked what will be happening with the Flash ongoing series will be ending after issue #13. This has made me very disappointed and sad. I think that they might as well be canceling Superman or Batman because Flash is someone who deserves their own series.

There have been many Flashpoint crossover mini-series announced. Credits for mini-series:

<--- Batman: Knight of Vengeance
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Eduardo Risso

Citizen Cold --->
Writing & Art: Scott Kolins

<--- Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Art: Joe Bennett & John Dell

Deadman & the Flying Graysons --->
Writer: JT Krul
Art: Mikel Janin

<--- Hal Jordan
Writer: Adam Schlagman
Art: Ben Oliver

World of Flashpoint --->
Writer: Rex Ogle
Art: Paulo Siqueira

<--- Emperor Aquaman
Writer: Tony Bedard
Art: Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes

Legion of Doom --->
Writer: Adam Glass
Art: Rodney Buchemi & Jose Marzan

<--- Project Superman
Plot by: Scott Snyder
Script: Lowell Francis
Art: Gene Ha

Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown --->
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Art: Ibraim Roberson

<--- Kid Flash Lost Starring Bart Allen
Writer: Sterling Gates
Art: Oliver Nome

Wonder Woman and the Furies --->
Writer: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Art: Scott Clark and David Beaty

<--- Lois Lane and the Resistance
Writer: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Art: Eddie Nuñez

Abin Sur-The Green Lantern --->
Writer: Adam Schlagman
Art: Felipe Massafera

<--- The Outsider
Writer: James Robinson
Art: Javi Fernandez

Secret Seven --->
Writer Peter Milligan
Art: George Perez and Scott Koblish

>Phew< Finally done with all of that amazing art and intriguing titles? Well 1) I will have more next week. 2) I'm not done yet! So of all of those series, there are a few that I will be picking up no matter what; World of Flashpoint, Abin Sur-The Green Lantern, Project Superman, and Secret Seven.

There are several reasons for picking these series...World of Flashpoint because of the fact that it seems to be the mini that will be tied in most with the main Flashpoint series, Abin Sur-The Green Lantern because I'm very curious as to what is going to happen to Abin and why it is called "Abin Sur the Green Lantern", Project Superman because I know this series will be tying into the Flashpoint series and it looks rather interesting, and Secret Seven solely because it's George Perez on the art! How could I ever pass up George Perez art?

If I happen to have enough money, I'll buy them all because they all look great! But if I had to choose a few, it'd be them.

In a Q&A Geoff Johns had with Newsarama, he stated this is probably the most accessible event he has ever done...meaning that he is saying this series really doesn't need any prior knowledge! It's a perfect jump-on point for any new comic fans!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the rundown, Caz! I didn't realize most of the tie-ins would be miniseries rather than ongoings. I actually think that's a pretty good move on DC's part. I'm interested in the stuff by Azzarello and Perez, but other than that nothing's really grabbing me. It'll help when DC releases more information about each series than just which creators are working on which characters.