Geoff Johns Returns To The World Of ‘Flashpoint’ In ‘Flashpoint Beyond’ Six-Issue Miniseries

by Olly MacNamee

Geoff Johns returns to DC Comics with Flashpoint Beyond, a new six-issue miniseries along with writers Jeremy Adams and Tim Sheridan and art by Xermánico. Issue #0 from Johns and Eduardo Risso will be available on Tuesday April 5th, with the series running bi-weekly starting Tuesday April 19th.

“After sacrificing everything to help The Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne’s life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham City searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncover will send him hurtling around the globe. The hunt for the Clockwork Killer starts here!”

Its been over a decade since Flashpoint and its only appropriate that Johns gets first bite at the cherry with this return to the alternative universe he co-created.

Johns will share writing duties with Jeremy Adams (THE FLASH) and Tim Sheridan (SHAZAM) on the series, starting with Flashpoint Beyond #1 and artwork from Xermánico (INFINITE FRONTIER) with a new issue coming out every two weeks.

Here’s Johns’ take on this new series and why fans might want to add it to their pull list:

“Everyone working on these books is giving it their all to deliver something that is worth the readers’ time in this competitive landscape of entertainment. This is for fans of big DC events and the great history of DC when it comes to comic books. And even though this is an event, it’s focused on character over concept – it’s the story of Thomas Wayne Batman, a Barry Allen that could’ve been, the crimes of Bruce Wayne – it’s a murder mystery, a secret mission and a look into the past, present and future of the continuum of DC. And as dark as it can get in this upside down world of FLASHPOINT, it’s fun.”

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #0 In-Progress Artwork by Eduardo Risso 

Here’s what to expect from the first issue:

“In FLASHPOINT BEYOND #1 Batman’s hunt for the Clockwork Killer brings him to Europe and face to face with the mad king, Aquaman. On the eve of Aquaman’s sinking of London, Batman infiltrates his stronghold and goes on the warpath for answers. Nothing matters to Batman, whose world is already dead, but if he can track down the Clockwork Killer, Thomas can save his son’s world and put everything back together again.” 

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #0 in-progress 1:50 Variant Cover by Todd Nauck

Co-writer, Tim Sherdian offered his thoughts on the book too:

“This is something that, as a fan, I’ve been waiting for a long time — a return to the world of Flashpoint. The fact that I’ve gotten to be a small part of that return is just about the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me and getting to be associated with Geoff, Jeremy, Eduardo, Xermánico and a team that’s put their whole hearts into this, has made it no less than surreal. I can’t wait for people to see these pages!”

FLASHPOINT BEYOND #1 in-progress artwork by Xermánico

And, Jeremy Adams also commented:

“It’s been a privilege, and incredible learning experience, to work with these talented writers, artists, inkers, letterers, colorists and editors for this series. Talking story and character has been eye-opening, and the lessons will undoubtedly color everything I do from now on. I’m beyond excited that DC fans will get to go back to the Flashpoint Universe and experience a grounded mystery that will evoke serious philosophical questions while tugging at your heartstrings.”

Will you be picking it up when Flashpoint Beyond #0 comes out Tuesday 5th April? I must admit, I’m tempted. But then I do love these kind of multi-dimensional stories where anything can happen. And often does.

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