Flashpoint: Beyond #1

Writer: Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adams, Tim Sheridan Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 4, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 37
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Flashpoint Beyond #1 begins a new story by clarifying an old one. This comic taps into one of the most important subplots of the previous story, but one that was never truly wrapped up. And to do so, the script is excellent, and the art is phenomenal. Although there is an ending, that may not be the conclusion of that story, and it is only the start of something much more significant because Flashpoint possesses a great mystery Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil May 5, 2022

    Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adams, and Tim Sheridan are some of DC's biggest writing talents. And they are weaving a fascinating mystery story that returns to the captivating Flashpoint timeline. I am dying with anticipation to find out what's going on here and how it ties into the Dark Crisis event. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller May 5, 2022

    Reality used to be a friend of mine. Flashpoint‘s changed all that. Again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 3, 2022

    While there was no overwhelming need to revisit Flashpoint yet again, this series seems promising with some strong hooks to keep readers invested. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 3, 2022

    FLASHPOINT BEYOND #1 is fast-paced, crammed with follow-up events to the original FLASHPOINT, and cluttered with intensity and anger from an assortment of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 3, 2022

    I feel like this issue became more of a tribute to the Flashpoint universe as a whole instead of the original Azz/Risso mini, but it's still a compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 3, 2022

    Final Verdict: It's well worth your “time” (see what I did there!). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn May 9, 2022

    A great first issue for an intriguing mystery that pits Batman against someone completely unexpected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey May 3, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #1 is an entertaining issue that helps drive along what is happening in the world of Flashpoint and gives purpose to Thomas Wayne's actions. Stunning art helps keep you turning the pages of mystery as to who the Clockwork Killer is and what their motivations are. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez May 3, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #1 does an excellent job continuing the Flashpoint timeline when Barry Allen's assassination forces Thomas Wayne to seek answers amid a blossoming war between Atlantis and the Amazons. The dialog, pacing, plot developments, and art were executed beautifully. That said, the novelty of this story is wearing thin. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee May 9, 2022

    ‘Flashpoint Beyond' #1 revisits the Amazon and Atlantean war, but is it actually creating anything new in the process of revisiting past glories? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 4, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #1 has a lot going for it and maybe as it goes along things come together. But, as is, the comic feels like concepts from something else reworked multiple times into this. It throws out a bit too much and it's interesting aspects at times feel like bad background scenery. The comic feels like it's just slightly off, which may be rather appropriate since that's what Thomas Wayne is experiencing and attempting to investigate himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch May 4, 2022

    A solid second issue one with several flaws I'm willing to overlook for its virtues. It's interesting to see a world on the brink still trucking along after we thought it had fallen apart, and it's exciting to see a world where anything could happen from here on out. Hopefully, it'll embrace the possibilities that lie within the Flashpoint universe, and not get bogged down in the same things that have plagued all recent DC events as of late. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 4, 2022

    It isn't bad, but it's also not as great as it could be especially considering the quality of the art is already top notch. Read Full Review

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