As most comic book lovers already know, DC rebooted their entire line at #1 with “The New 52.” However some people are not aware of the story arc that happened in order to introduce the reboot and that arc is called Flashpoint. It tells the story of Barry Allen (The Flash) waking up in an alternate world where everything for him has changed. The changes in this alternate reality are a result of The Flash using the “speed force” to travel back in time to save his mother before she died. I do not want to tell you all of the changes, but I’ll give you a few teasers. Cyborg is the world’s greatest hero, Batman is Thomas Wayne, and Barry Allen does not have his super-speed. All of these changes become major factors in the plot of this book.

Geoff Johns does an excellent job of creating an alternate universe from scratch. He does not use an already existing “Earth” which makes it easier for new readers to follow along. Regardless of the plot major characters from the DC Universe make important appearances, such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of your favorites.

This book was the beginning of something historic in the comic industry and I am glad I picked it up. I suggest you do the same or else you might wake up in an alternate universe! Flashpoint is available in hardcover for $22.99 and softcover for $14.99 at Big B Comics!

Stay thirsty my friends,

Wade Pychel