Flashpoint: Beyond #0

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 13, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 33
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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The world of Flashpoint returns! 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 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! Legendary writer Geoff Johns comes back to the alternate world he created, partnering with prolific artist Eduardo Risso as he returns to the Flashpoint Batman!

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Apr 12, 2022

    One of the finest comics this year to-date. An action-packed, emotional twist on the DC Universe and an arc which is primed to explode with catastrophic consequences. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 13, 2022

    This opening issue is labelled as Flashpoint Beyond #0, rather than #1, marking it as a prelude to the actual story. If this is just the prelude, then the main event will surely be something amazing. But that's to be expected from a series written by Geoff Johns with the assistance of Tim Sheridan and Jeremy Adams. With talent like that, this series has a lot going for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 12, 2022

    FLASHPOINT BEYOND #0 has that special spark along with the action, suspense, and clever twists that are sure to excite the longtime fan. There is literally something for everyone. From Pre FLASHPOINT, NEW 52, DC REBIRTH, DOOMSDAY CLOCK, and BEYOND, Johns is doing his best to weave this tapestry back together. And who could think of a better writer for the job? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Apr 12, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond creates a mystery by presenting a lost world returned. Many questions will cause suspense and wonder. Absorb the art, clues, and Easter eggs as 'Beyond' can be a story link that will tighten up 'Flashpoint' and 'Doomsday Clock' by revisiting and adding depth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 12, 2022

    It's an intriguing start, but the tangled web of Thomas Wayne's story means he has a lot of heavy lifting to do to make this the definitive conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Apr 12, 2022

    A great kick-off to this mini-series. Reintroduces (or introduces) you to the world of Flashpoint and its characters. A very exciting, thrilling, and enjoyable issue that brings more important things into the picture than you're going to expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 12, 2022

    Whether revisiting Flashpoint was necessary, Johns and Risso make the case that this new series is at least worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Apr 15, 2022

    Final Verdict: Flashpoint Beyond #0 is gearing up to be a solid series. If you like Johns' previous DC work, check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Apr 12, 2022

    ‘Flashpoint Beyond' #0 returns us to the world of 2011's Flashpoint as if we had never left it. And only Thomas Wayne knows that this alternative timeline should not exist. But it does, and with plenty of mystery to uncover too. It's a plodding start to the latest DC Comics' event series, but this over-sized first issue does mean we get a lot more art by Eduardo Risso and Trish Mulville than a regular length issue. And that's more than enough for this comic book fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Apr 13, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #0 can be a little confusing, as its a sequel story to not just Flashpoint, but Doomsday Clock as well, but if you can wrap your mind around some of the continuity here, there is an extremely solid story from Johns and Risso. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 13, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #0 isn't bad in any way. It's the first piece in a bigger puzzle. But, without the rest of the pieces, the enjoyment of it is going to be mixed. The perfect example of its issue is its ending which relies on revealing a character and unless you know who it is, it falls flat. That's the reliance on DC history that feels like it only works for some. How much the comic continues to do that will be the overall indicator of how much this series is for anyone that's not the diehard fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Apr 13, 2022

    Some of what I had to say here has been a long time coming, and I appreciate you readers deeply for taking the time to consider it. Most of you will likely have a good time with this book, and it might even be one of Johns' better recent works he usually thrives when he decides to actively embrace the edgy side of comics he clearly loves to write. But I hope that if you read this book and others like it (Infinite Frontier,Justice League Incarnate), you can engage critically with them, and askwhy they even exist in the first place. I guess I was just hoping we'd be past this by now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 14, 2022

    Despite well-approached artwork and colors, the storytelling of "Flashpoint Beyond #0 leaves much to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Apr 12, 2022

    Bits and PiecesFlashpoint Beyond #0 takes a game-changing Elseworlds event and goes back to do it again. The writing execution is excellent, but the concept feels played out and boring. Coupled with bland, uninspired art, I'd be tempted to say "skip it" if not for a few hints of wow moments in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 13, 2022

    With Dark Crisis approaching, it is hard to say what effect (if any) Flashpoint Beyond might have upon the DC Universe. The cruel irony is that for all its dependence on earlier stories, it is best considered on its own terms. Within that vacuum. it is a passable read. Time will tell if it might be something more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bookcase - Harrison Stewart Apr 12, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #0 struggles to find its raison d'tre, hampering inspired art with joyless retread. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bats20832 Apr 13, 2022

    Interesting MYSTERY story. If you don't like mystery and detective stories, you might not like this. But first set your expectations with understanding that this is a mystery story. It includes Flashpoint Batman Thomas Wayne, Batman (what universe?) Bruce Wayne, Sandman Wesley Dodds, Flashpoint Green Lantern Abin Sur, Flashpoint Aquaman, various time-travelers, Flashpoint Superman, and Rip Hunter Time Masters team... and yes there definitely **IS** a Flash in this story. Not clear who or what universe Flash. Sandman is part of a narrative, GL and Superman by reference.

    Bruce Wayne Batman begins the story with Watchman villains Mime and Marionnette leading the Bruce Wayne Batman into Time Masters redoubt to get a snowglobe that a more

  • 10
    VicSav Apr 12, 2022

    The GOAT is back.

  • 9.5
    KFuqua Apr 14, 2022

    It's great to see Geoff Johns back writing a DC book. As usual, his story is great and I look forward to more.

    The art could definitely have been better, but the story is interesting and will keep me coming back.

  • 9.5
    Comic Dreamer Apr 12, 2022

    Interesting.....The Thing is this book is stuffed with lot of references.To fully grasp it u need to know past dc events...Anyway it's good to see johns writing again....Hope that this ends well

  • 9.0
    Hydro-Man Apr 14, 2022

    In DC's darkest hour, they turn to the one man who can still save them... Geoff Johns.

    I enjoyed this a lot. However, it's tough to know what kind of bearing it is going to have on the larger DCU. Clearly some, because Thomas Wayne acknowledges what happened to him in Justice League Incarnate.

    I know the previews spoiled it but I was still surprised to see the return of the Doomsday Clock Universe. I am excited to see how it's all connected. Could we be building to Earth-Johns or Johns Multiverse? I think I'd be more interested in that than nearly all the shit DC is currently putting out.

  • 8.5
    Ajax Apr 14, 2022

    John’s sets up a lot of interesting ideas. Excited to see where he goes Risso art was solid. John plays with expectations let’s see if he can stick the landing.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Apr 12, 2022

    I really liked the issue so far and I'm pretty interested in it. Geoff Johns is one of the best writers in my opinion and his writing carries this issue, however the art brings the score down a bit. Let's hope its not as dissapointing as Three Jokers.

  • 8.0
    SONOFBATMANN Apr 12, 2022

    Some Thoughts:
    -Seems like Thomas got zapped by Darkseid back to the Flashpoint Earth preserved in Hypertime.
    -The concept of the Divine Continuum presents some interesting ideas and I think you could find a way to fold it into Morrison's Cosmology as well.
    -Set up for World of Flashpoint plots: Per Degaton in SA, project Superman, Wesley Dodd, and even a possible Prime Earth Psycho Pirate? He's being used in the Detective Crossover right now if I'm not wrong, but then that would mean that this is the Flashpoint version with memories/visions of prime earth.
    -Most intrigued by the Doomsday Clock mentions; Slater's watch, Mime & Marionette, and the Dreiberg kids mentioned on the chalkboard.
    -More Zoom fuckery is on th more

  • 7.0
    Afre Apr 12, 2022

    It's pretty good. I'm not completely hooked, but I'm not disappointed.

    However, Risso's art isn't that great in my opinion. It feels... unfinished.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Apr 12, 2022

    Truth is, hardly anything matters in comics. Every now and then publishers reset continuities either because they became convoluted, messy and often self contradictory, or sales dropped alongside readers' interest. DC'a last big official reboot was Flashpoint, which sadly opened a new universe of grimness, boredom, poor writing, edginess and straight up butchery of beloved characters (Lobo, Harley, Wonder Woman and Mr. Freeze all send their regards!). Flashpoint itself, though, was pretty fun and I still like it all these years later. Sure, it may not be the best event of all time, and its collected edition consisting only of the main 5 issues, ignoring all the tie-ins may be a straight up insult, but I can't deny that its dark and hopeless more

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  • 4.0
    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    I was struggling through this one.

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    WhistleBlower Apr 12, 2022

    It's little wonder why pre-order sales are so bad for this.

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