Comic Chronology: How To Read 'Flashpoint'

Superman imprisoned! Bruce Wayne gunned down! Atlantis and Themyscira locked in a war that could destroy the planet! And at the center of it all, The Flash must make a personal sacrifice to save the multiverse.

The 2011 comic arc known as Flashpoint easily remains a fan-favorite comic book event in a sea of comic book events. As new details emerge in regards to a live-action adaptation, PREVIEWSworld wanted to provide the uninitiated with a Flashpoint "read list" -- what to read, in what order, and what comes next! All in a handful of conveniently collected editions. All available at your local comic shop! 

 

1. PRELUDE


THE FLASH REBIRTH (JAN110329)

An explosive, jaw-dropping epic that reintroduces Barry Allen as The Flash in this new collection of the fast-paced 6-issue miniseries. But how will this greatest of all Flashes find his place in the 21st century?



THE ROAD TO FLASHPOINT (JUN120245)

Make way for Hot Pursuit - the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force! He's here to make sure no one breaks the speed limit - hero or villain! And just wait until you see whose face is under Hot Pursuit's helmet!


TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT (JAN110324)

With Batman lost in time, DC's top heroes must search throughout history to find him - and keep time from tearing itself apart! Rip Hunter puts together a high-powered band of Time Masters to travel through history in search of the World's Greatest Detective, but can even the combined power of Superman, Green Lantern and Booster Gold help the Time Masters pinpoint where Batman went at the end of FINAL CRISIS?

2. THE EVENT AND SIDE STORIES

FLASHPOINT (OCT138324)

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?


THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING BATMAN  (DEC110277)

Who is The Joker?


THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING WONDER WOMAN (DEC110279)

 If she can't have the world - no one will! Who really murdered the Queen? The secrets behind Queen Hippolyta's death and the start of the world war are revealed.

FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT SUPERMAN (DEC110278)

They experimented on him in a lab for years! But who is behind Project Superman? Subject Zero. Subject One. There can only be one.


THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING GREEN LANTERN (DEC110280)

This will be Hal Jordan's greatest moment: delivering the bomb known as the Green Arrow. If he fails, it's all over.

 

THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING THE FLASH (DEC110281)

 He's more powerful than ever...

 

3. THE FALLOUT


THE BUTTON (MAR190568)

The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it's not who anyone suspects! It's a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here!

DC COMICS
(W) Geoff Johns, Brian Azzarello, J. T. Krul, Jimmy Palmiotti, Antony Bedard, Jeff Lemire, Sean Ryan, Sterling Gates, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Scott Snyder, Peter Milligan, Adam Glass, James Robinson, Others (A) Andy Kubert, Eduardo Risso, Scott Kolins, Mikel Janin, Joe Bennett, Ardian Syaf, Ben Oliver, Cliff Richards, Christian Duce, Gene Ha, George Perez, Javi Fernandez, Others
This collectible slipcased box set features the complete FLASHPOINT epic, from the legendary miniseries by writer Geoff Johns (DOOMSDAY CLOCK) and artist Andy Kubert (THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE) to the entire run of titles by comics' greatest talents exploring the world of FLASHPOINT through the lives of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and more.
When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed! Deceased family members are alive, loved ones are strangers and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war between the Atlanteans and Amazons-but where are the World's Greatest Heroes? It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret Seven, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It's a world running out of time. If the Flash can't find out who altered the timeline, the DC Universe is doomed!  
This collector's box set includes these trade paperbacks:
•  FLASHPOINT TP
•  FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING BATMAN TP
•  FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING
   GREEN LANTERN TP
•  FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING THE FLASH TP
•  FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING SUPERMAN TP
•  FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING
   WONDER WOMAN TP
ART NOT FINAL
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $99.99
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