DC has released am image (click for larger) to mark the release of FLASHPOINT #1 today. You need to be a bit more versed in DC lore to know how entirely shocking this image is, but there is a monkey, and that’s always good. There are also different versions of Batman, Wonder Woman, and so on. Alternate universe, ho!
What we do know: FLASHPOINT, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Andy Kubert, kicks off tomorrow, featuring the Flash and ushering in a slightly …”Different” world for DC. Which we’ve seen before but you know…it always works for a new generation.
Retailer Larry Doherty of Larry’s Comics in Lowell, Mass, himself no stranger to attention, went on yesterday’s “#comicmarket” retailing discussion to say that FLASHPOINT will be the book of the summer. Selected tweets:
allot of "smart" ideas in main story @TimAtMoreFun BUT the last page is the holy shit moment that #comicmarket has been waiting for in 2011. my “gut” said Flashpoint was going to blow. My “eyes” showed me I was wrong. publishers HAVE to get us advance looks. The amount of positive buzz that the last page of Flashpoint is going to generate tomorrow will carry the #comicmarket through the summer. Age of Apocalypse: were ALL the mini series good? Hell NO! Main concept was killer! Flashpoint will be same. have had calls, emails, DM’s all day asking if my entheuaism is genuine. Seems to be working for me. Were your customers happy with Fear Itself? Mine were barely. Flashpoint will hook them for at least the core series.
So there you go — buzz enough for ya?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.