Stories From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint # 1
Author(s): Bryan Hitch
Artist(s): Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Scott Hanna
Colorist(s): Alex Sinclair, Jeremiah Skipper
This darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy in a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the reverse-Flash embrace?
ThereвЂ™s one thing in regards to the loss of Superman. In out-of-continuity tales especially, killing the Kryptonian appears to be the action that drives house the tragedy regarding the narrative.
Also itвЂ™s that tragedy that generally seems to illustrate the concerns that stories through the Dark Multiverse asks through its speculative template: just what does it suggest for desire to perish? Whom kills it? So what does it try break world, and whom gets broken in the act?
Stories through the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint may be the latest installment in this show, and even though the writing (from Bryan Hitch) is probably not as much as par with past dilemmas, its art (penciled by Bryan Hitch) a lot more than makes up for this. Over the method, Flashpoint digs in to the thesis concerns associated with show up to now, by what a вЂњbetter worldвЂќ means, whoвЂ™s in charge of rendering it, and also the effects of this success or failure. It really works difficult to find an unifying thread coursing through the disparate activities, also it works.
Point of divergence: Barry Allen is killed into the moment that is climactic of capabilities being restored, making only the Reverse Flash. From the period, things predictably spin way to avoid it of control until a climax that is true reached, sealing this worldвЂ™s fateвЂ”and right right here, it really is Reverse Flash ensuring no body dies that evening in Crime Alley, making him liberated to rule minus the one guy whom could perhaps stop him.