Saturday, May 21, 2011
That Was Actually Pretty Cool--Flashpoint #1
Huh, the event I was less excited about--Flashpoint--has a much better first issue and seems a lot more promising than the comic event I was actually kind of pumped for--Fear Itself. Who would have thunk it?
I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, I do love alternate-universe tales, and this is basically a story of that Flash fellow Barry Allen waking up in an alternate-continuity tale (an Elseworlds, if you will). Maybe I thought I wouldn't dig it because I don't really read the Flash. Yes, I tried out the first five or six issues of the latest series that just ended but I wasn't too big on it and my memory of what even happened outside of some time-traveling folk is really faint. Perhaps I was turned off by the absolute deluge of tie-in and spin-off comics they have planned for this event (21 comics not counting the main title in June alone), I don't know for sure. Whatever the case, I expected to not particularly like this comic. I wasn't even sure about picking up the main series (hence this later review of the first issue), maybe I would just be reading the Batman one because it looked neat. However, I read some positive reviews and learned about the big twist at the end which I won't spoil even though everyone else has, and figured I would try this out. Well, I'll be a whore in a henhouse (or something), this was actually some good stuff.
4 out of 5 stars.