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CBF Quick Picks #73 – Flashpoint #2 | Comic Book Fury

CBF Quick Picks #73 – Flashpoint #2

June 5, 2011 by
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The big DC re-launch plans announced last week has now made Flashpoint the book to watch. With issue #2, we delve into what Barry Allen has planned next now that he’s come to realize that not is all right with the world. We also get our first glimpses at what Aquaman and Wonder Woman are up to in their current war. Good balance of questions and answers so far and the ending asks us if this new world can truly be saved.

The Flashpoint tie-ins get under way as well and the only one that’s stood out so far is Batman : Knight of Vengeance. The original 100 Bullets team takes charge in Brian Azzarello and Ed Risso. It’s not much different from any other take on Batman that we’ve seen, but seeing how Thomas Wayne handles the role in response to the tragedy in his life makes things interesting.

I was really hoping Marvel would swing me in the right direction after Fear Itself #2. Sadly, issue #3 didn’t do that. Not to say that it’s lost, but it’s hard to say much about what it’s done so far when it can’t make me feel for a major character’s death. I don’t know if I just missed something I should have read in the tie-ins, but clearly we’re just rushing from one scene to the next with no real direction. 4 more issues left in the event, Marvel – hope you got an ace up your sleeve.

I don’t get to talk about this book too much, but a shout-out to Gail Simone and her work on Secret Six. Issue #34 is a great jumping-on point for new readers not familiar with the shenanigans of these psychotic characters. All you need to know is Bane went on a date and I’ve already hooked you.

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