Over ten years have passed since the earth-shattering, timeline-changing event known as “Flashpoint” hit comic book stands.
On April 5, legendary writer Geoff Johns will come back to the alternative world he created in the six issue mini-series “Flashpoint Beyond.”
Kicking off the event is the 48-page “Flashpoint Beyond no. 0” featuring artwork by Eduardo Risso (“100 Bullets”). 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!
Starting with issue one, Johns will share writing duties with Jeremy Adams (“The Flash”) and Tim Sheridan (“Shazam”) and artwork from Xermánico (“Infinite Frontier”) with a new issue coming out every two weeks.
In “Flashpoint Beyond no. 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.
“This is something that, as a fan, I’ve been waiting for a long time — a return to the world of Flashpoint,” said Sheridan. “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!”
“It’s been a privilege, and incredible learning experience, to work with these talented writers, artists, inkers, letterers, colorists and editors for this series,” said Adams. “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.”
Geoff Johns still faces accusations from “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Cyborg actor Ray Fisher for enabling abusive on-set behavior. Fisher has also recently stated that Johns is a “racist.” Warner and DC have yet to respond to these continued accusations.