Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1

Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: J.T. Krul Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 16, 2011

    Deadman and the Flying Graysons was the Flashpoint tie-in I was most excited for. It's good to see J.T. Krul and Mikel Janin not only live up to my expectations, but exceed them as well. And by the look of things, the Graysons' last performance is going to be much bloodier than we remember it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 18, 2011

    I love the riff on a living Boston Brand as purposefully isolating himself from the warmth around him; he essentially turns himself into a ghost among the living. But most interesting of all is how Deadman and Dick Grayson serve as both mirror reflections of one another and opposites at the same time. In this reality, both have been spared from the tragedies that would define them, but one suffers as a result of his survival, and the other is fulfilled and happy as a result of being spared a devastating loss. Boston places self above all else, while Dick reaps the benefits of being part of a family. Clearly, the story will be about Deadman's effort to redeem himself in the wake of tragedy. I eagerly anticipate the next two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 18, 2011

    This isnt one of the high-profile Flashpoint spinoffs, but I think its my favorite one to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 26, 2011

    While the title's name certainly isn't one to write home about, the story is one that deals well with a kind of family and how they deal with a tough situation without realizing they're about to be hunted. There's a lot to like here with the cast of characters chosen, the setting for it and the pacing of the book itself. I've always been a fan of Dick Grayson and getting a telling where his parents survived is definitely fun. Bringing Boston Brand into it in this way as a performer is equally good as I've really enjoyed his return to prominence in Brightest Day, so this gives him some additional time. I had little in the way of expectations with this book but Krul and Janin gave me a fun reading experience that has me looking forward to the next installment to see where it goes " and who survives. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 15, 2011

    As with much Krul does, the ideas are sound; the execution is not. If he can give up his flair for the overly dramatic and clich, his stories would work far better than they do. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 19, 2011

    It's hard not to view "Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons" #1 as a textbook example of an event tie-in book that exists because this event needs some tie-in books. The plot is nonexistent and only two characters get any real sense of characterization. The comic does end with a cliffhanger and an indication that a plot will commence next issue, but that's not good enough. It's insulting that this is a comic that's nothing more than 'Boston Brand is self-centered and Dick Grayson loves his family while the troupe is stuck in Europe.' Well worth the $2.99 cover price. Read Full Review

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