Flashpoint: Beyond #5

Writer: Geoff Johns, Tim Sheridan, Jeremy Adams Artist: Xermanico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 7, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 22
7.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The Clockwork Killer's identity is finally revealed as the dust settles after the showdown at Arkham Asylum. But as we learn the truth behind how the Clockwork Killer came to be, Thomas is faced with a reality-altering choice!

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 6, 2022

    I've been a strong believer that a great story makes the reader truly think. If a story can drum up some solid water cooler talk, forum discussions, imaginative theories, speculative discussions, inquisitive responses, and unending questions then it deserves some outstanding praise. Flashpoint Beyond #5 does that and then some! Readers will leave with all of the above and excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 6, 2022

    The writing team has created their own Secret Crisis that explains what happens in the Omniverse vs. Hypertime, making the Devine Continuum very interesting. I can't wait to discover more of it, but we still have the world of Flashpoint to survive through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 6, 2022

    This is probably the best issue of the series, having a truly epic scope and leaving so many things unanswered for the final issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Sep 9, 2022

    Final Verdict: Don't miss this wild ride. It's a doozy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 7, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond has just one issue to go after this week's Flashpoint Beyond #5, and the penultimate issue may be the series' strongest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 6, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond's final issue is going to have to tie up some significant loose ends. Given the creative team involved that's not necessarily a huge ask, but to firmly lock this in as one of 2022's strongest DC mini-series it's going to need a highly satisfactory final act. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Sep 6, 2022

    Flashpoint Beyond #5 starkly spells out everything wrong with DC continuity and confirms why this title hasn't justified returning to the Flashpoint timeline. The big reveal surrounding who, why, and how is so shockingly dumb that it boggles the imagination. The art is great, but the story is repellent. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Sep 7, 2022

    I had quite a bit of fun writing this review, but at the end of it I find myself feeling a little sad. I don't know why I thought this would end any other way hell, I began my issue #0 review with the proviso of why I felt this comic was creatively bankrupt. I suppose for a moment, I was hoping the story could perhaps escape the endless ouroboros of DC events, and do something that doesn't try to suck me back into the same old tired comic book tropes. But maybe I was wrong to expect that from Johns or indeed, from DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Tony Sep 7, 2022

    The art is just great, throughout the series it has been maintained at a high level and it is something that stands out in the works in which Johns participates.

    On the other hand, I am a big fan of Johns' works, he seems to me to be a writer of great quality who has made a good name for himself in the American comic industry, I really do not know and cannot imagine what relevance or impact this comic will have in the future of the DC Universe (especially when, unlike in the past, the "events" actually meant something and their consequences played out over time) but the mere fact of returning to the Flashpoint Universe (which I think can be exploited even more) with a story like this, of great quality, is justification enough to more

  • 8.5
    REYNARD Sep 6, 2022

    I am loving this! Great art and great concepts. The fuck you to Dark Crisis right out the gate was hilarious, and reminds me of Blackstars #2 by Morrison. The page with Thomas descending as the shards of glass reflecting a moment with a fallen Robin was spectacular. Just a beautiful book period. Very excited to see how this ends.

  • 7.0
    Bats20832 Sep 7, 2022

    I like seeing Thomas Wayne Batman, which is really the main reason I am picking this series up.
    But the credibility of this plot is not in good shape.
    I am rooting for this series, but the past 2 issues keep raising WTF flags, Geoff Johns.
    You need to really work hard to get me to make me agree with Nicholas Finch.

    I am big fan interested in hearing the tragic tale of Thomas Wayne.
    But last issue, the big reveal of Martha Wayne, as the Clockwork Killer was just unbelievable.
    Also the reveal of Martha Wayne as a time traveler is unbelievable.
    Martha Wayne "building a time machine." OK, I can only hope that Geoff Johns has some alternate explanation for this totally unbelievable plot in the next issue more

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  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 2, 2022

    This is a consistently mediocre event. Not sure why this exists. Also thanks for spoiling Dark Crisis, I guess.

  • 2.5
    fzanca Sep 8, 2022

    This issue took a turn for the worst. It starts with a very strange interview that's confrontational and nonsensical. The woman declares that she's the smartest woman in the world and why is the time bureau even a thing here? Woman-splaning the omniverse or whatever. It felt like a big lecture or training seminar. Not a fan of this whole scene. Then the Martha-Joker knows all about time travel and met the other Joker, who they threw a name onto. Oswald begs Batman to help the kid and he's so sure that the timeline is going to be rebooted that he refuses. It was all just weird and I wasn't a fan of this issue at all.

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