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DC Maps the ‘Flashpoint’ Universe

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Maps have always been a tricky item in the DCU, what with all its relatively amorphous fictional cities. In the case of Flashpoint's alternative timeline, however, a comprehensive map is kind of essential

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‘Flashpoint’: Who’s Who In the New DC Universe

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Last week, DC kicked off their latest summer event with the release of Flashpoint #1, taking readers on a whirlwind trip through an alternate version of the DC Universe, complete with its own cast of strange new versions of classic DC Characters.

After all, half the fun of an alternate univer

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What’s the Secret of Flashpoint Batman? He’s [SPOILER]

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At the end of today's Flashpoint #1, Barry Allen comes to a shocking conclusion about the Batman of the world of Flashpoint that certainly changes the nature of the character for the duration of this (likely) temporary detour, providing some interesting storytelling opportunities with a twisted funhouse version of the Legend of the Dark Knight.

So, what is it? Is he a pirate? A caveman? A comics editor? Grant Morrison? Chris Sims? If you want SPOILERS keep on reading.That's right: Flashpoint Batman is Thomas Wayne, Bruce's fat

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New ‘Flashpoint’ Promo Raises a Lot of Questions

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DC's released a brand new promo for Flashpoint #1, which arrives in stores today and kicks off a massive summer storyline encompassing 16 tie-in mini series and four one shot issues. Thats... well, a considerable amount of Flashpointing. See the full image after the jump. There's a lot to look at.So what are we looking at here? Abin Sur smashin

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – May 11, 2011: Flashpoint Begins and Batmen Continue

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Eyepatches
^ Capes
% Spats

% AGONIZING LOVE: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ROMANCE COMICS
Look, you're not going to find a bigger fan of vintage romance comic

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DC Direct’s ‘Flashpoint’ Action Figures Show Alternate Versions of Familiar Heroes

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We mentioned the mystifying nature of DC's Flashpoint promos-to-date last week during The Source's weekly leadup to the May event helmed by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, but then something came along that made a lot of sense to me: action figures. DC Direct's upcoming wave of Flashpoint toys may not explain the plot of the altered timeline story, but it certainly clears up the alternate likeness (and points of a

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Mystifying ‘Flashpoint’ Promos Continue With New Icons

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It seems like every time we turn around a flurry of new Flashpoint promos are running around the blogosphere and this Friday is no exception. Over at DC's The Source, five new icons coupled with mysterious taglin

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Narrative Gluttony: Event Marketing (So Far) in 2011

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It's almost February, which means we're just coming around to the summer solicitations cycle, which means it's the most wonderful time of the year: the time summer event tie-in checklists start coming out! On Marvel's side, you've got Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's Fear Itself, with barely any tie-ins announced so far - just some issues of Invincible Iron Man and Journey Into Mystery, as well as a Front Line-style miniseries called The Home Front. Meanwhile, DC's summer event is Flashpoint - a five-issue Geoff Johns/Andy Kubert seri

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DC Comics Announces 14 Tie-In Titles in ‘Flashpoint’ Crossover

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DC Comics announced the titles of 14 new tie-in comic books today related to their upcoming Flashpoint event in May, which will be spearheaded by a five-issue miniseries written by DC writer and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, with art by Andy Kubert. No creative teams were announced for

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Changing the Past: ‘Flashpoint’ Promos That Didn’t Make The Cut

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For those of you who haven't been checking in with the DC Universe blog this week, they have been all about Flashpoint, the upcoming event from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert that sees a world where the world's greatest heroes never actually became the world's greatest heroes.

Instead, their fates have been hinted at in promos offering cryptic, vaguely sinist

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