FLASHPOINT: Flash series to end with issue #12

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The Source, DC Comics official blog and news source, has announced that the Flash series will end with issue #12.

This is really interesting, because DC previously solicited Flash #13 for a May 2011 release.

THE FLASH #13
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and SCOTT KOLINS
Art and cover by SCOTT KOLINS
1:10 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

THE ROAD TO FLASHPOINT concludes! His name is Eobard Thawne. He is the fastest man alive. He is the Flash of the 25th Century. You know who he is and how he got his speed. But you don’t know the rest of the story. Find out how Thawne went from Flash to Reverse-Flash and what his mission is next in this unlucky thirteenth issue on the Road to FLASHPOINT!
Retailer please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale MAY 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Before you grab your chest in shock and start screaming, “Ow my heart. I think I’m having a heart attack. You hear that Elizabeth I’m coming to join you honey. Your dummy son has made me a wooden overcoat. Oh, Elizabeth. keep in mind that many of DC’s regular titles are “disappearing” during the Flashpoint event to be replaced by their Company-Wide-Event counterpart.

Why else would you want to officially announce you are canceling a series? Well, it does look like DC has been borrowing Marvel’s marketing playbook as of late, which can only mean one thing:

AFTER FLASHPOINT…

THERE COMES…

ALL NEW FLASH #1!

A great new jumping on point for fans of the scarlet speedster. Soon to be a major motion picture!

Yeah…you think I’m being snarky and bitter over the news that I can’t get Flashpoint as a Digital Day-and-Date release, but don’t be surprised if we see something similar roll out by the end of the year.

If you are interested (and by interested I mean buy five copies as this will surely be a collector’s item), Flash #12 is scheduled to arrive May 11, 2011.

THE FLASH #12
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
1:10 Variant cover by GEORGE PEREZ

“The Road to Flashpoint” concludes as everything Barry Allen knows and cares about is lost. What is the Flashpoint? Find out in the upcoming FLASHPOINT #1!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

via The Source