Beginning this week with Flashpoint #1, the DC universe has slipped into something not-quite like an alternate universe. It is confirmed that what is happening is indeed real, with all the characters you know and love in slightly different positions. For example, Abin Sur (the purple alien who gave Hal Jordan the Green Lantern ring) is NOT dead, and Bruce Wayne may not be Batman … he’s kind of a casino mob boss (or something like that).
I really don’t know much, because it’s all pretty hush-hush. But, it is an important event that will span all the corners of the DC universe with long-lasting ramifications for everyone. Not just the Flash.
But, we do have one thing to reveal to you from the last page of Flashpoint #1. Now, beware, as this is 100 per cent entering into spoiler territory for those of you who read DC comics (via Topless Robot). But, if you are interested, then click below the jump!
So, as it ends up, Bruce is indeed not Batman. Instead, it is his father, Thomas Wayne. So, what then happened that night where a robber shot Bruce’s parents? Was Bruce shot, or just his mom? And how did Thomas decide to don the cowl and become the Bat?
All these questions and more will hopefully be explained in the three-issue mini-series Batman: Knight of Vengeance starting next month. Until then, all we can do it is speculate … so feel free to do so in the comment section below!
What are your thoughts on this big reveal? Will you pick up Batman: Knight of Vengeance?