Flashpoint #2

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 1, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
6.8Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The world-changing miniseries continues! Where are the World's Greatest Super Heroes? Barry Allen is on a mission to find out or die trying and that may be what's happening as he tries to make lightning strike twice! Meanwhile, around the submerged Paris, the pirate Deathstroke confronts Emperor Aquaman!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 2, 2011

    (Oh, and completely off the subject - I know DC has to make money, but that Super 8 "comic in the middle of the comic" was really annoying. And this from someone who's looking forward to the movie!) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jun 1, 2011

    By the time you reach the final page, you'll be begging for it to be next month. The cliffhanger of Flashpoint #2 hits like a wrecking ball, and fittingly, might tear down all your expectations for where this series is headed. I was disappointed with Flashpoint #1, but after issue #2, I'm onboard for the duration. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Jun 3, 2011

    Overall, this issue is a bit of a disappointment given the last one. It's more about setting the stage for what's to come and meeting characters we've heard about than it is actually doing anything. Perhaps all this information reinforcement is a necessary evil, laying the foundations and such, but I'm hoping something really exciting happens next issue, and we don't just keep treading water. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 2, 2011

    As last issue did, this one ends with a doozy of a cliffhanger, although even in this universe, I find it hard to believe that it means exactly what it appears. Still, if nothing else it really helps to accentuate the fact that the rules have been thrown out entirely in this universe, and with a new DC Universe coming around the corner, that seems more important than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 16, 2011

    Flashpoint has tickled my fancy from the start and I've enjoyed the couple of spinoff miniseries that I've sampled so far. This one ties to those nicely and sets up further events in them while progressing the larger storyline here as well. The majority of the time is spent with Barry and Thomas and that works well for the most part as it blends in some humor amongst all the serious moments. The dips into the larger setting issues with the war between Aquaman and Diana is handled well as we get a look at how ruthless both of them are in this world and how they're commanding their territories after the state of the war. There's plenty to like here and it offers up enough to make you want to come back for more. Whether it makes you want to dip into the spinoffs is another story, but they do work to expand things a fair bit in terms of the world setting and the characters. With both of those appealing aspects, it's definitely enough to get me to check them out more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jun 23, 2011

    I dont know, I liked this issue but Im pissed about the future of DC being helmed by Johns and Jim Lee. I cant fault this issue based on the disgusted feeling I have towards the reboot, so I cant justly give this issue a bad rating based on that. But I must make it know to Johns and LeeI am NOT HAPPY!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 1, 2011

    Considering how quickly this storyline wants to move, it seems we've already hit the deadly Big Fat Middle of the plot, where things seem to slow down, despite obvious attempts to speed things up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 1, 2011

    Unfortunately, even as it's interesting, it serves to remind us of how ridiculous The Flash's origin actually is, and even after the issue recovers from Steve's exposition, we end with a quiet "WTF?" feeling. The intent of these type of stories is always to disorient us, to put familiar faces in the wrong places, but then bring them back together at the end to prove your thesis. We're theoretically 40% of the way through the main story, and we're just now getting to the action and the reveal of the strange new status quo of our heroes. I think the greatest failing of the issue for me is the realization that you WILL have to read other supporting material to get a full story, though I hope that my choice to read only those supporting minis that catch my fancy doesn't kill the big story arc. All in all, it's not a disappointing issue, as Kubert's art is strong throughout and the story (while slower than I'd like) is still interesting, leading Flashpoint #2 to hit a better-than-average 3 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 8, 2011

    It's not a bad second issue, although the glimpses we get of both Aquaman and Wonder Woman make me cringe at the thought of either of them being the center of future issues. And the consequence of Barry Allen's experiment does have an unintentionally funny ring to it. (And it's certainly better than the other off-shoot mini-series which also hit shelves this week.) Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jun 6, 2011

    For the past couple years, a steady decline has been evident in the quality of Johns-penned comics, and Flashpoint fits that bill as well. Its good fun, but not great fun. Maybe-read, but not must-read. The core concept just isnt brilliant enough for Johns to get away without having to do some heavier lifting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Fanboy Buzz - DustinRiccio Jun 2, 2011

    The art is nice. Andy Kubert has a number of great splash pages and continues to show why hes one of the premiere names in mainstream comic art. I assume at some point Johns will give him more to draw than just people standing around trying to explain/figure out whats going on. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 1, 2011

    "Flashpoint" is going to end up being a curious footnote in DC Comics history. If it wasn't for September's reboot, I have a feeling that it would turn out to be a crossover that was largely forgotten like, say, "Genesis" or "Final Night." Now, it's going to serve as the end of an era. Sadly, it's heading more towards a whimper than a bang. Read Full Review

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