It was announced earlier today that the next season of the Flash TV show would be called “Flashpoint”. Flashpoint was a 2011 series from DC Comics that ended up leading directly into the New 52.
There was a main Flashpoint story line that spawned off numerous miniseries. The first issue had several variants including the regular cover, a 1:25 sketch variant sketch, a 2nd print, a 3rd print, an Ivan Reis Variant, a Fan Expo variant, and a SDCC variant.
The third season premiere of The Flash will be titled “Flashpoint,” according to series star Grant Gustin. Gustin revealed the title today via Twitter. Gustin first revealed that he had read the episode’s script but was coy about the title, only revealing it after receiving permission from producer Greg Berlanti.
“Flashpoint” is a reference the major DC Comics event series of the same name. Flashpoint, written by now DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff John and drawn by Andy Kubert, takes place in an alternate DC Universe timeline where Bruce Wayne is dead, Thomas Wayne is Batman, there is no known Superman, and New Themyscira and Atlantis are on the brink of war. The only one who remembers the true DC Universe timeline is Barry Allen, who is shocked to discover that his previously deceased mother, Nora Allen, is alive in the new timeline. The big twist comes when it is revealed that Barry created the Flashpoint universe by travelling back in time to prevent the Reverse-Flash from killing Nora. Barry’s attempt to undo his previous action and restore the original timeline ends up being a catalyst for the creation of the New 52 DC Universe.
Thanks to Charles T. for sending this one over earlier today.