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Comics Eye: DC's Flashpoint Finale and the big Re-boot

Updated on September 1, 2011

For those of you who have not been keeping up with DC's summer event Flashpoint that spawned a bevy of it's own mini series titles don't worry because you can can get the basics of the series from the inevitable trade editions that are sure to follow.

Let me come out and tell youy thought that I actually found this series a good read and it was written well enough to lead into DC Comics Re-Boot of their entire line of 52 different comics and now it may make some sense of why Barbara Gordon is back on her feet again and donning the original Batgirl suit.

This last issue finally explains what has happened and who caused it all and of course it just happens to be the star of this whole series, Barry Allan...The Flash.

Barry's nemesis Eobard Thawne, The Reverse Flash from the future has taken advantage of Barry's time travel efforst to save his mother's life and has been a thron in Barry's side for many years and he has also been almost invincible because due to Barry's manipulations of the Timestream, Thawne actually had become a living Paradox. This was the reason why Barry was never able to actually defeat Thawne...but he gets his comeuppance from an unlikely source...Dr. Thomas Wayne....The Batman!

I usually try to stay away from spoilers when I do these reviews, but I think at this point if you have not read the series, then this can't really hurt anything...and if you're looking to read this final issue then you better get a steppin!

Anyway, in a very poignant scene, before Barry races off to catch up with himself in the timestream, he returns to that moment in time where he get's to speak with his mother again, and is able to do something that I think many of us would give our eye teeth to be able to do and that's speak with a loved one one more time and tell them just how much they mean to us.

Barry gets to have that final moment wioth his mother....

"How many people died Because of this?" "How many Barry?"

"Millions...but I won't let you die! I won't let this life be erased."

"You have to let me go Barry."

"I don't want to."

"Neither do I...but I'll be with your father...I'll be okay."

On a personal level for me, this moment really worked...I connected and it just worked.

This series finishes with a bang, not a snore as we get to witness the coming together of the different "Hero Realities," and a new one is invisioned.

And of course this leads into this little Gem below...Justice League #1!

So, what did I think of this series...probably one of the better one's that I've read this summer...and I'm pretty sure that you've noticed that I haven't said much about such series as the FF and the new X-Men Schism series that is still happening and the happenings with Thor and the death of Spiderman and a new Spiderman, I'm sure that you get the point.

I just think that Marvel is trying too hard here.

Hey Marvel, how about just lowering the price back to $2.99?

That would get my attention more than anything else right now.


Justice League #1
Justice League #1

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    • animekid profile imageAUTHOR

      animekid 

      6 years ago from Upstate NY

      Hi joawmeens.

      Sorry to respond so late. Been busy with new job...anyway I could not agree with you more about your choices for other excellent DC event crossovers.

      I haven't touched on Marvel's current "Fear Itself" series as of yet. I'm finding that an okay read also, but not along the lines of Flashpoint...have you read JLA #1 yet?

      If you have, what did you think of it?

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      joawmeens 

      6 years ago from Hopewell, Ohio

      I personally loved the finale. Flashpoint was another one of DC's recent good crossovers. Blackest Night, and Brightest Day were both really good, also. Can't wait for the new #1's. I want to write a small review of each one, but that might be a little much...

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