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Old 09-08-2010, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default Flashpoint #1-5 *Spoilers*




I thought it might be too early to start this thread, but then again, DC gave us the above two pages in the very first issue of The Flash so I guess that makes this thread late(). Anyway...

Andy Kubert Teases "Flashpoint"


While industry star Andy Kubert ("Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? ") was a featured guest at Fan Expo in Toronto - and boasted one of the longest queues when it came to autograph seekers - the artist was noticeably absent from the DC Nation and DC Universe panels on Friday and Saturday.

That was too bad for fans eager to learn more about "Flashpoint," the 2011 Flash-centric mega event he's illustrating for DC Comics, which is written by superstar writer Geoff Johns. Teased in the closing two pages of "The Flash" #1 in April 2010, all that is known about "Flashpoint" so far is that it features the speedsters and whatever threat they're up against has somehow changed the futures, pasts (or alternate realities) of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Having flown back to New York immediately following his Saturday signing, CBR News spoke to Kubert earlier this week from his office at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey, but unfortunately there were still scarce details he could share about his highly anticipated collaboration with Johns.

The artist responsible for a landmark run on "X-Men" in the 1990s also responded to Dan DiDio's Fan Expo musings where the DC Co-Publisher teased that he would love to see Kubert - who illustrated Grant Morrison's stories featuring Bruce Wayne's son in "Batman" #666 and #700 - draw a Damian Wayne miniseries.
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A year away. Let's see if I can care by then.
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Well his brother going to be at PROJECT:COMIC CON 2




www.projectcomiccon.com

WHEN: September 18th & 19th, 2010

WHERE: at the Maryland Heights Centre
2234 McKelvey Road, Maryland Height, MO 63043
(just outside St. Louis, MO)

WHO: Special Guest on Saturday: Adam Kubert - artist Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men
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Ethan Van Sciver - artist Flash: Rebirth, Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Impulse, New X-Men, Cyberfrog
David Lafuente - artist Ultimate Spider-Man, Patsy Walker: Hellcat
Mike Choi - artist Uncanny X-Men, Witchblade, X-23, X-Force
Fred Van Lente - writer of Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hercules, Marvel Zombies, Wolverine:First Class, X-Men Noir, Marvel Adventures (Iron Man, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four)
Jamal Igle - artist of Supergirl, Firestorm, Nightwing, New Warriors
Dennis Calero - artist of X-Men Noir, X-Factor, Wolverine:First Class, Dark Tower: Fall of Gilead
Ryan Ottley - artist of Invincible, Haunt, Witchblade, Superman/Batman Annual
Kenneth Rocafort - artist of Astonishing Tales, Cyberforce/Hunter Killer, Madame Masque
Joshua Dysart - writer of Unknown Soldier, Neil Young's Greendale, Swamp-Thing, B.P.R.D. 1946 & 1947, Violent Messiahs
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So, this promotion is pretty much your reason for joining? Interesting.
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I'm assuming this will be a seperate mini series like Blackest Night; tied to, but outside of the Flash ongoing. The story idea of reality or time tampering has been done to death, but I hope it ends up being great.
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I'm assuming this will be a seperate mini series like Blackest Night; tied to, but outside of the Flash ongoing.
Don't forget the tie-ins. And it could always be like SCW and just stick to Flash.
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I'm assuming this will be a seperate mini series like Blackest Night; tied to, but outside of the Flash ongoing. The story idea of reality or time tampering has been done to death, but I hope it ends up being great.
Yep. Flashpoint will run concurrently with the third story arc in The Flash.
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Yep. Flashpoint will run concurrently with the third story arc in The Flash.
With a ton of crossovers too. I don't remember hearing about any other big story going on next year, so this will be 2011's "event". Get ready for tie ins with Rebels, 6 different Bat titles, Outsiders and Teen Titans. My wallet is feeling the pain already!
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With a ton of crossovers too. I don't remember hearing about any other big story going on next year, so this will be 2011's "event". Get ready for tie ins with Rebels, 6 different Bat titles, Outsiders and Teen Titans. My wallet is feeling the pain already!
I doubt it does that, but I could be wrong
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With a ton of crossovers too. I don't remember hearing about any other big story going on next year, so this will be 2011's "event". Get ready for tie ins with Rebels, 6 different Bat titles, Outsiders and Teen Titans. My wallet is feeling the pain already!
It doesn't have to. Join in with my wallet and laugh at those poor ones about to get violated, losing all their precious innards.
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It doesn't have to. Join in with my wallet and laugh at those poor ones about to get violated, losing all their precious innards.
But it's the Flash!!! I'm weak!
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But it's the Flash!!! I'm weak!
He's a fictional character. I'm sure he'll forgive you.
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I am excited for this. Looks intriguing as long as it doesn't some how fuck up the Marvel Family in someway reverting the changes that have happened.
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Well, there's Multiversity, but that's a more loose story than this will be.

I'm semi-excited. The two pages do nothing for me, in fact they cater to all my fears, but I love The Flash and I love Andy Kubert's art! As long as Johns keeps the retcons out of this and respects other characters besides his ideal version of Barry Allen, then I'll be happy.
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As long as Johns keeps the retcons out of this and respects other characters besides his ideal version of Barry Allen, then I'll be happy.
You just shot yourself in the foot with that one.
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I'm hoping this is a SCW-level event; my wallet's hurting from TBN and I'm not crazy about more crossover cash-ins.
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Geoff writing time travelling stories sort of scares me.

"Why don't I can fix this, or fix that while I'm at it!" ... you know, that sort of thing. We see the kind of retcons and selfcons he does when he doesn't have a plot device like time travel at his disposal... now imagine if he does have one.
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That's exactly what I'm afraid of. Especially when playing with the Trinity too. With Flash: Rebirth there was no real writing on the wall of the massive retcon that was coming down, whereas Flashpoint seems like a press release of future retcons.
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Flashpoint will feature a colossal amount of retcons. Johns tends to compound them as time goes on; just as GL Rebirth was only the start of the GL retcons, Flashpoint will accelerate from where Flash Rebirth left off.

I predict the following, just for starters:
  • Wally West's origin altered.
  • Wally West's powers significantly reduced, and retconned so that they were always that way (e.g., he never gained the multitude of abilities and powers that Barry Allen never even came close to). This has already begun, as no mention of his advanced abilities were present in this past spring's All-Flash.
  • Bart Allen's origin altered.
  • Professor Zoom's origin altered again, and the addition of more abilities.
  • Hunter Zolomon's origin altered (since Johns appropriated it for Barry in Rebirth), and he becomes Zoom again.
  • Like Wally West, Zoom will be retroactively "depowered" so that he was never as powerful as Professor Zoom.
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All Flash was like 4 years ago. lol

I don't think they'll tinker with Wally's origin. I don't think they care enough. Hunter's origin won't be changed but I think somehow he'll end up becoming one with Thawne. That way Wally loses his greatest rival and no one has to compare Thawne with Zolomon like Barry and Wally. Barry vs Wally is arguable but Zolomon is infinitely better than Thawne.
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"Why don't I can fix this, or fix that while I'm at it!" ... you know, that sort of thing. We see the kind of retcons and selfcons he does when he doesn't have a plot device like time travel at his disposal... now imagine if he does have one.
Sounds like Parallax during zero hour
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Oops. I meant Flash Secret Files 2010.
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I don't think they'll tinker with Wally's origin. I don't think they care enough. Hunter's origin won't be changed but I think somehow he'll end up becoming one with Thawne. That way Wally loses his greatest rival and no one has to compare Thawne with Zolomon like Barry and Wally. Barry vs Wally is arguable but Zolomon is infinitely better than Thawne.
Possibly. Or they'll just kill Zolomon off.
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A little ironic, isn't it?
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A little ironic, isn't it?
It is ironic. Next thing you know James Robinson is gonna have to shoot Geoff in the chest with a arrow to stop him
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Well, there's Multiversity, but that's a more loose story than this will be.
Aww yeah! Why can't we get teasers for that? Fuck this shit.
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