DC Comics has released the solicitation information for the first issue of Flashpoint that arrives in stores on May 11.

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:25 Variant cover A by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ

Everything You Know Will Change in a Flash!

Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is a Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces
It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!

Welcome to FLASHPOINT!

On sale MAY 11 = 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US = Rated T.

According to DC, the five core issues of Flashpoint will be 40 page books selling at $3.99 with all the tie-in books hitting the hold the line price of $2.99.

More information on the series will be released on Monday when the DC Comics solicitations hit the Intardwebz.

via The Source

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. February 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    This and Hickman’s Future Foundation (FF) make me more excited for comics than anything since Morrison’s Final Crisis (:bow). It’s a fantastic time to be reading!

  2. MarkW
    February 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm — Reply

    Though it’s not cool to like a big event, this doesn’t sound half bad. The “what if” concept is certainly much more up my alley than the zombies of Blackest Night.

  3. Armaan
    February 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm — Reply

    Do you pronounce S!H!A!Z!A!M! with all the exclamation marks being clicks?
    Thats all I wanna know.

    • JoeM
      February 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm — Reply

      Well, it may be better not to try to pronounce it. Because if you get it right, you get hit by a big mystical lightning bolt, and if you aren’t the right person, that could be very, very painful.

      • brenton8090
        February 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm — Reply

        Letters every groan in agony. Thanks a lot, Geoff Johns.

    • Casaloki
      February 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm — Reply

      No, it’s an alternative world so you don’t have to say it, maybe its like “Dial S!H!A!Z!A!M! for… well, fishcakes or whatever.” Different concept, get it? Reminds me of something, Stan Lee tried some years ago.

      • Damascus
        April 6, 2011 at 4:33 am — Reply

        Maybe it’s a Super Hero Literacy Program and they have to yell out each letter.

  4. February 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm — Reply

    Good for you, Andy Kubert! You got to draw both the interior and the cover! That’s so rare now at days. I hope it becomes a trend.

  5. Armaan
    February 11, 2011 at 2:44 am — Reply

    S!H!A!Z!A!M! fishcakes? I’d buy those.
    Oooooh. Special superhero microwaves with Billy Batson frozen dinners – “Just press the SHAZAM! button for a dinner even Black Adam can’t ruin!”

  6. TaZ
    February 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    (SPOILER ALERT) I don’t even care about anything having to do with SHAZAM, S!H!A!Z!A!M! or any Marvel Family related thing anymore after reading the most recent Titans book with Freddy Freeman/Shazam being de-powered by Osiris. An entire mini-series shot to hell with one fight and a lightning bolt? You have the Freddy Freeman character litterally go to Hell and back, lead the freaking Justice League into a battle royal, get his mouth sewn up and framed by Prometheus thus becoming a minor blip in another mini-series that killed off a little girl, blew up Star City and turned Roy Harper into a one-armed lunatic and all that gets “blipped” by a psycho “Brightest Day” redo?

    If this does not result in some future red, yellow and white action (and I don’t mean Hulk Hogan) I am going to be SEVERELY irritated at the DC folks.

    • February 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm — Reply

      It’s a given. They’ve been hinting at a Marvel Family revival for the last year. Ever since the Adam/Isis statues, and the depowering of Billy and Mary.

      All is well.

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