A quick rundown of the Flashpoint minis

And by rundown, I mean number rating out of 5. Frankly, I’m only going to read the ones that scored higher than 2, just to save myself a lot of time and rage.

Whatever Happened to Gotham City?

Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance – 1 of 5. It just didn’t grab me. To be fair, most Batman-centric books don’t.
Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons – 2 of 5. It’s more of a Deadman title (whose Flashpoint name should, frankly, be Doucheman), though what we see of Dick and his interractions with his parents is just precious.

Whatever Happened to the World’s Greatest Super Villains?

Flashpoint: Citizen Cold – 4 of 5. It’s a Captain Cold book. Captain Cold, you guys. Written and drawn by Scott Kolins. Need I say more?
Flashpoint: Deathstroke & the Curse of the Ravager – 3 of 5. It’s got a nice look to it, and the writing is decent, but it’s a book where Slade actually cares about Rose in a way that isn’t self-serving, and that just isn’t true to his character.
Flashpoint: Legion of Doom – 3 of 5. Yes, it’s a Heat Wave book. Yes, it had Cluemaster (meaning Steph could possibly exist in this universe?) and Plastic Man at the end. But I don’t know if it can hold up over three issues.
Flashpoint: The Outsider – 1 of 5. No. Just…no. Nothing really interesting about this book, nothing redeeming. I can live without it.

Whatever Happened to the Aliens?

Flashpoint: Abin Sur – The Green Lantern – 3 of 5. For too long, Abin Sur has been regarded as ‘that dying purple guy that gave Hal Jordan a ring’. It’s good to see him in a bit of a starring role for once, though I’m fairly sure he’s going to die at the end of his mini.
Flashpoint: Project: Superman – 1 of 5. Pass. Just, pass. It’s like a Captain America origin story with aliens instead of science.

Whatever Happened to Science & Magic?

Flashpoint: Frankenstein & the Creatures of the Unknown – 1 of 5. Again, pass. The ‘go to sleep in this year, wake up in this year’ is as reminiscent of a Captain America/Winter Soldier story as Project Superman.
Flashpoint: Secret Seven – 1 of 5. Couldn’t even finish the first issue. Sorry, but pass.

Whatever Happened to Europe?

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman – 2 of 5. Seeing as the Aquaman/Wonder Woman storyline is a big, big part of Flashpoint, it’s good to see how it all started, and where it’s going.
Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies – 2 of 5. See above.
Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance – 3 of 5. While I didn’t like the whole ‘kill of Jimmy Olsen in order to bring Lois Lane into the Resistance’ move, the book itself is alright. Um, until that last page. Pouches? Pouches. Pouches!

Everything You Know Will Change in a Flash

Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost – 5 of 5. Bless this book. Written and drawn well, good story, the chance that Jenni will be making an appearance…oh yes, this book has done well.
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint – 5 of 5. Okay, it’s a Traci 13 book and will probably have more cameos by affluental magic users. This should be a thing forever.

He Never Got the Ring

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan – 1 of 5. Damnit, Flashpoint! You spoiled the ending of Abin Sur’s mini. Pass.

That’s my opinion, what’s yours? (comic reviews to follow shortly)

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