Flashpoint #3

Event\Storyline: Flashpoint Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Andy Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 24
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

FLASH QUESTION: Will The Flash and his new allies be able to fix the world?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 6, 2011

    An action packed issue marking the halfway point of Flashpoint. This issue has some crazy moments, some kick-ass scenes and even a moment of sadness. Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert continue this amazing ride as we see the events of this different version of the DC Universe unfold. Everything is beginning to make sense and all the pieces are falling into place. I had some suspicions before and it's great to get some confirmations (or denials). Readers shouldn't pass on this series in the plans of just picking up DC comics in September with the relaunch titles. There is a lot going on here and some great and fun storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 7, 2011

    So overall, this was a very entertaining issue. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting it. So this was a pleasant surprise in my stack. I hope this series isn't peaking here but building on itself. But what of Subject 3? I hope DC does the right thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 7, 2011

    But I still think having more than a dozen "sidebar" titles is a bit much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Phillip Carson Jul 6, 2011

    All-in-all, this was a much better issue that last months. I was willing to forgive last month's set-ups just for story's sake, but now I find that we might have missed a big chunk of story anyway. But thankfully, a lot of ground was covered in this one, and given that this issue marks the crossing of the half-way point, I'm hoping some really huge stuff goes down in the next two issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 8, 2011

    While I've been enjoying Flashpoint both in the main series and the miniseries that have come out, I've found myself more interested so far in the little books that you wouldn't think would be all that interesting, like Deadman and even the Canterbury Cricket to some degree. The main book offers some interesting things, but the stage dressing so far has been dominant and I've appreciated the way they've gone into showing so many aspects of it. With this issue of Flashpoint though, the core storyline really comes together quickly with the return of Barry's powers and bringing in both Batman and Cyborg to his cause, though to varying degrees of knowledge. It's this point in reading all the books that it feels like the energy is really starting to ramp up and it's coming together as the big guys are getting more directly involved. This is the issue that has me eagerly looking forward to the next one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jul 10, 2011

    Despite a fairly enjoyable script by Johns, and excellent artwork by Kubert, the issue doesn't land as hard as it should, because of how the overall storyline is playing out. It's ironic that an event that focuses on the Flash is moving along so slowly as the story develops, and it definitely affected my enjoyment of this issue. While it was good on a technical level, it just failed to fully deliver and capture myself as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jul 11, 2011

    Of course, it feels like Johns has moved even more slowly in getting us to this point than he actually has. Though this is only Flashpoints third official chapter, there have been in excess of twenty tie-in books published to date, most of them rather aimlessly filling out the altered reality this series occupies. The contextualization Johns provides here doesnt magically lift the poor quality of those other comics, but it does create a framework within which they dont come across as quite so random. Instead of a hodgepodge of Elseworld-like reconfigurations, we now know that the altered status quo of Flashpoint is part of a calculated plan by the Reverse Flash to delete the Justice League from Barry Allens arsenal of allies. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jul 6, 2011

    I really want to love Flashpoint. The concept alone is dynamite. But its lack of focused storytelling is really holding this series back. With only two issues remaining, I fear that Johns and company are running out of space to give this series the impact it needs to have leading into September. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jul 9, 2011

    While Flashpoint #3 did have some good points it was overall a very disappointing issue of DC Comics big event. Geoff Johns has done an excellent job building Flashpoint to be a highly engaging Elseworld but has done very little to flesh out what is going on. There has been no build up of a conflict within Flashpoint. So far this series has ended up being nothing but Barry being a tourist in Flashpoint and more of a promotion comic for the tie-ins. With only two issues left I am very worried with how things will end since there has been no antagonist presented at all in three issues. This could all lead to a rushed ending which is not good for a series that is supposed to also introduce the New DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 6, 2011

    I tried to be a non-believer in the "Flashpoint" flash flood, but some of the creators drew me in to a handful of these stories. Much to my surprise, some of those stories have been unpredictably enjoyable. This book isn't unpredictably enjoyable, but it is also not torturous. The main "Flashpoint" tale is finding its legs and is starting to offer something worth coming back to, regardless of the surrounding titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Josh Dean Jul 9, 2011

    We areofficially over the halfway mark of Flashpoint and we still seem to be gettingthe band together. This summers big DC crossover of alternate timeline comicsactually feels like a small story at this point despite all the titles involved.For those under a rock, the idea of this series is that the Reverse Flash hassomehow altered all the origins of the superheroes enough to change the mainDCU timeline. Only Kid Flash, Booster Gold and Barry Allen remember the waythings are supposed to be. Barry Allen is the star of this main mini-series ashe tries to gather up the heroes that can help him return things to normal. Oddly, thisall feels a bit like wheel spinning. At the end of last issue, Barry was nearlykilled after the alterna-Batman strapped him into an electric chair in anattempt to replicate the accident that gave him his powers as the Flash. Barrygives it another go and, this time it works, for some reason. Flash and Batmanthen recruit Cyborg and go to find this timelines version Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 12, 2011

    It's not a bad third issue, but by the end of the #3 we should be more than halfway through Flashpoint and there seems like quite a bit yet to be decided. The appearance of Grifter also makes my original theory of Flashpoint being the catalyst the DC reboot (which Grifter and other WildStorm characters are to be a part of) look that much more likely. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 6, 2011

    The story seems to be spinning its wheels in place as we continue to crawl forward. We can only hope that the last parts of this series gets itself in high gear to make up for it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Jul 7, 2011

    Overall, issue three was middle of the road, barely, and as whole, the story has gone down hill since issue one. Read Full Review

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