DC released the above image as well as some additional information today on the Source Blog, confirming that Flashpoint is going to be a mega-event and one that is … well, involved. As DC notes, Flashpoint will be “an epic five issue series, one with a scope so big and ambitious that there will be fifteen mini series expanding on the events, along with several important one shots.” FIFTEEN ADDITIONAL MINI SERIES. Yes. You read that correctly. Can anyone remember the last time something similar happened? Because we can!
So, what are these mini’s and what do they talk about? Well, let’s let DC say it for themselves:
Whatever Happened to Gotham City?
FLASHPOINT: BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1-#3
Whatever Happened to the World’s Greatest Super Villains?
FLASHPOINT: CITIZEN COLD #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: DEATHSTROKE & THE CURSE OF THE RAVAGER #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: THE OUTSIDER #1-#3
Whatever Happened to the Aliens?
FLASHPOINT: ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: PROJECT: SUPERMAN #1-#3
Whatever Happened to Science & Magic?
FLASHPOINT: FRANKENSTEIN & THE CREATURES OF THE UNKNOWN #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: SECRET SEVEN #1-#3
Whatever Happened to Europe?
FLASHPOINT: EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1-#3
Everything You Know Will Change in a Flash
FLASHPOINT: LOST KID FLASH #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1-#3
Holy geez. Collector hungry kids, get your wallets ready.
While this is a rather epic in scope event, I’ve gotta say that some of these sound pretty intriguing. Citizen Cold? Project: Superman? While I sincerely hope that (unlike Blackest Night) Flashpoint can be read on it’s own and enjoyed, it’ll be interesting to see the writer and artist teams of these books. I’m almost getting ready to guess that Johns himself will be writing more than a few of these, and you can probably put money down on Gail Simone writing Secret Seven.