Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1

Writer: Bryan Hitch Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 9, 2020 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 16
8.0Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the Reverse-Flash embrace this darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy?

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Harvey Moreno Dec 8, 2020

    The Tales from the Dark Multiverse series of stories are creative twists on familiar themes. If you love comics history, and maybe enjoyed The Twilight Zone, then you need to check out this book! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 9, 2020

    Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint is yet again a fire tie-in to the Dark Night's storyline. Do you need to read it? No. Will your life be better if you do? Hell yes. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 17, 2020

    This is the best one of Tales From The Dark Multiverse books that DC has done. It is very good indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 8, 2020

    Currie and Hanna put together an action-packed adventure that keeps pace with the fast-moving adventure Hitch put together. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Dec 8, 2020

    It only gets dinged a little for the somewhat noncommittal ending, but this was a surprisingly strong read for the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Dec 8, 2020

    Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1 continues to surprise and impress, with a superbly illustrated issue that digs deeper into the themes of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Dec 8, 2020

    TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE: FLASHPOINT #1's thrilling, alternate Flashpoint event will be remembered as a work of genius. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Dec 14, 2020

    Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint is a technically brilliant issue that would likely only appeal to those who are familiar with the original. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 8, 2020

    Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint does a solid job of revisiting Flashpoint and taking it in a logical direction that's not just annihilation and war. There's an intriguing idea behind what Bryan Hitch has created and where the story leaves it. It also creates some intriguing possibilities for the future and Thawne's character. Like so many of the other "Tales From", this is a "dark" world I wouldn't mind revisiting and hope we get to see more of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Nicholas Finch Dec 9, 2020

    I had a really good time with this one! Parts of it reminded me of the limitations of Flashpoint " really, what can you do with Wonder Woman and Aquaman " but it's not like this is a story about them anyway. This is about Reverse Flash, his need for control and supremacy, and what happens when his nemesis is taken away from him. Give this a read if you want a "What If?" that knows what it's asking the audience " and has an answer that's disturbingly satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Dec 9, 2020

    This is an exciting story that shows off the powers of a speedster without inhibition and but doesn't get stuck showing off that power. The narrative finds a thematic angle that it successfully mines to make an impact on the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Dec 8, 2020

    This is a very solid entry in the Dark Multiverse story book, and one I recommend. The moral here was that Thawne learnt, with Barry's death, that moving fast didn't actually mean you were actually going anywhere. Move fast to escape the past, but slow down to build the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 8, 2020

    This oversized one-shot is sort of a speedrun through the entire Flashpoint world, as Eobard encounters Thomas, the evil Aquaman and Wonder Woman, and the emaciated Superman who has been held prisoner his whole life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 8, 2020

    So, when all is said and done Tales of the Dark Multiverse: Flashpoint #1delivers an entertaining, if not completely even tale. I enjoyed my time meeting these alternate versions of characters, even if the narrative they inhabit has a few stumbles to it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 8, 2020

    There are some problems with the setup to this story with it not matching the actual Flashpoint continuity it's based on and some of the motivations of our main characters here feel off at times and counterproductive to their actual goals but even with these things, there's some fun to be had in a story where Reverse-Flash can make a doomed world into anything he sees fit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Dec 10, 2020

    An interesting take on "Flashpoint" speeds quickly along, providing an unusual look at an Eobard Thawne without Barry Allen in the process with the help of talent from the Dark Multiverse and "Flashpoint" both. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 8, 2020

    The art from Bryan Hitch is great. There are some great visual moments throughout. I just wish the story were as strong as the imagery. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Dec 9, 2020

    Bryan Hitch brings his trademark writing and art styles to this unique take on the Flashpoint story, which features the traditional highs and lows of his work overall so your mileage will vary. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Sequential Planet - Ryan Easby Dec 11, 2020

    Extremely disappointing, I was hoping that this could be something special. Sadly, it's run of the mill fare. Read Full Review

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