DC has thrown us another informative bone concerning their upcoming major event for 2011. So far the list of upcoming titles has given us at least some clue as to the characters involved in this movement. DC follows up on this information with following press release:Solicitations for our May books break Monday, which means we can provide another big peek behind the curtain: the solicitation for FLASHPOINT issue 1.
FLASHPOINT #1The five issues of the core FLASHPOINT series are oversized, 40 page books priced at $3.99 each, while the other mini series and the one shots will be priced at $2.99. A lot of planning has gone into place to make sure that this series delivers on all of it’s earth shattering potential. It is a project as ambitious in scope and execution as anything I’ve been a part of in my six years at DC Comics. It bears repeating: Everything You Know Will Change in a Flash!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 Variant cover A by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ Everything You Know Will Change in a Flash! Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is a Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces. It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line! Welcome to FLASHPOINT! On sale MAY 11 = 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US = Rated T
(original article from the official DCU blog)
Instead of providing the standard alternate universe, it looks like Flashpoint will be toying with the butterfly effect in the recular DCU. Events will be set within current continuity and reaching out to touch the lives of superheros around the world.
DC has also regularly been letting out batches of cover art during their Flashpoint Friday blog posts.
(Issue Covers: Right to Left, Up to down)
Batman: Knight of Vengence, Citizen Cold, Deadman and the Flying Graysons, Hal Jordon, The World of Flashpoint, Emperor Aquaman, Legion of Doom, Project Superman #1
For the latest Flashpoint news and even more covers, check out The Source, the official blog of the DC Universe.