DC’s Flashpoint: An ‘epic five issue series’ with 15 miniseries ‘expanding on the events’ [UPDATED]
After teasing it a couple of weeks ago, DC Comics revealed some additional details about their upcoming Flashpoint event. A post on their Source blog today — Flashpoint Friday — revealed a few more details about the project.
The main story will be told in a five-issue series by Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope, “one with a scope so big and ambitious,” the Source’s David Hyde said, that there will be 15 miniseries “expanding on the events, along with several important one shots.”
Hyde also promised that the titles of 14 of the 15 miniseries would be revealed on The Source later today. I can only hazard a guess at this point, but based on the teasers we’ve seen that hinted at changed histories for DC’s big guns, maybe they’ve opted to cover the side stories of those changes in separate miniseries versus, say, running those stories in the actual ongoing titles. So the story of Bruce Wayne running his casinos would be told in a miniseries rather than in Batman or Detective, and fans of those books who aren’t interested in Flashpoint wouldn’t miss out on the regular adventures of Batman. Of course, there’s always the chance they could be doing both, and that prospect kind of scares my pocketbook. But hopefully we’ll find out soon enough.
I’ll update this post as the titles are revealed.
Update: And here’s the list of titles, which are grouped into “families”:
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: KID FLASH LOST #1-#3
FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1-#3