While there were probably a couple of better single issues — Invincible #82 and Mighty Thor #5 spring to mind — I will be casting my vote for Flashpoint #5 this week. Really enjoyed my three-month foray into the world of Flashpoint and thought it ended just about as well as it could.
It was a limited concept. It was an alternate timeline story. And the genie had to be put back in the bottle.
I was deathly afraid that said genie would just be "poofed" back into the bottle with little or no explanation. And I’m willing to hear arguments that that’s what happened.. but… I just didn’t mind the explanation at all.
Barry Allen goes back in time to save his mom and the timeline is altered. Barry Allen goes back in time and lets his mom die to return the timeline to normal. Good enough for me. Really don’t know how much more you could have expected. And I am calling the entire Flashpoint experience a total success! Enjoyed it a lot!
Two additional points!
- Appreciated the explanation of why the Wildstorm Universe and Vertigo Universe are now part of DCU proper.
- Batman cried! Which could either be the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen or the most touching… you decide!
What did you think of Batman crying at the end of Flashpoint #5?
- I thought it was touching. A very nice moment all around. (25 Votes)
- Are you kidding me?! Batman never cries! He's Batman! (13 Votes)
Total Voters: 38
Conversation on Sunday! Talk to you then. See ya!