Flashpoint has really lowered the bar for DC. While they have certainly done quite a bit to anger fans in the past, it hasn’t been this bad since “Amazons Attack!“.
But first let us take a second to figure out what Flashpoint has in common with “Amazons Attack!“
- A fundamentally flawed premise: For Amazons, it’s the concept of them killing many innocent people over what could have been a resolvable conflict. For Flashpoint, it’s the fact that the Flash being taken out of the picture causes the world to become edgy and extreme.
- Terribly written stories: In Amazons Attack it’s the conversations and the action. None of it works. But for Flashpoint something scarier happens. Have you ever had the urge to read a story where Batman is Bruce Wayne’s Dad, Thomas Wayne, and Bruce’s mother is the Joker? I didn’t. But just so that you don’t have to read it I’ll spoil it for you. Batman makes out with the Joker after roughhousing, then the Joker runs away and falls down a hole. I just saved you some confusion and anger.
- A deep disrespect for classic characters: Amazons Attack pretty much ruined any credibility Wonder Woman had left by making her and her mythos into a joke. Flashpoint is a new farce on a grand scale. Do you like Plastic Man? He’s an evil jerk who swallows things whole with sharp plastic teeth. It’s like all the best characters get their own Rise of Arsenal!
So what exactly is wrong with Flashpoint? Well everything is wrong with this event. It’s a cash grab with horrible writing that re-imagines characters in stupid ways. Why are there people who praise it? They are either paid off or absolutely stupid.
Now I’m being more than fair to this event. There are a few books such as Captain Cold, which is halfway decent, mediocre Secret Seven and the Outsider which is simply boring. It’s not horrible all the way around, but it only gets up to the point of being passable. Please do not support DC while they are having this event.