So, its Flashpoint Friday again at DC. And we have a few more bits of information.
Adam Schlagman (Writer, FLASHPOINT: ABIN SUR; FLASHPOINT: HAL JORDAN): FLASHPOINT is a world where the Justice League never formed. And because of that, the world is a very harsh and dangerous place. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are vastly different individuals.
…J.T. Krul (Writer, FLASHPOINT: DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS): Nobody knows who the world’s greatest superheroes are, because they don’t really exist.
…Jeff Lemire (Writer, FLASHPOINT: FRANKENSTEIN AND THE CREATURES OF THE UNKNOWN): Many of them never came to be, because Frankenstein finished the job for them in 1945.
[DC The Source asked:] FLASHPOINT is an international adventure with a huge cast of characters and a lot of action, but it’s also, at its heart, a collection of very personal stories. What can you say about the personal conflict that drives the series you are working on?
FLASHPOINT is an international adventure with a huge cast of characters and a lot of action, but it’s also, at its heart, a collection of very personal stories. What can you say about the personal conflict that drives the series you are working on?
Dan Jurgens: Ours is a very personal story of loss. Everyone Booster loves is gone.
Mike Carlin: FLASHPOINT: CANTERBURY CRICKET #1 is about a good looking bad man who gets a chance to become a good man— in spite of what he looks like now!
Sean Ryan: Well, FLASHPOINT is a world with Flash. And since my one-shot is about one of Flash’s greatest villains, Grodd, the conflict is what does Grodd do without his archenemy. He gets everything he’s ever wanted, but there’s no more challenges in his life. He’s got everything he wants, but he’s miserable.
Adam Schlagman: ABIN SUR – Abin Sur is on a mission to protect all life in the universe, but how can he when hundreds of sectors have already fallen to the forces of chaos? Abin will need to overcome a terrible tragedy if he has any hope of saving the cosmos.
HAL JORDAN – Ace test pilot Hal Jordan has never been the responsible one, but in a time of crisis, he must become the hero and lead his squadron to victory
Jeff Lemire: My book is all about getting home. Its about four people who had really terrible things done to them, and all they want is to escape the madness of this world and find a quiet place where they can be at peace. But getting there will cost them all dearly.
Peter Milligan (Writer, FLASHPOINT: SECRET SEVEN): Though Shade and Enchantress –(or rather, that witch’s alto ego June Moone ) are the ‘stars” of my story – are they in love? Are they both insane? Is one of them a killer? – it’s Amethyst who brings home the human, vulnerable aspect of the tale. At the heart of the story is Shade. He doesn’t want to be a leader of any team. He doubts he’s fit or sane enough. But only by calling this strange group together is he going to be free of the M-Vest, which is much more than just a vest….
Pornsak Pichetshote (Writer, FLASHPOINT: GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES): What if deep down you knew that you were a better person than you are right now? And then you finally got a chance to prove it?
Rex Ogle (Writer, FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT): That’s easy. It’s about a girl and her father. They’ve shared a terrible loss, and while it drives her one way, it drives him to a far darker place. In the end, she wants to save him from himself. I think a lot of people can relate since not every person agrees with choices their parents make. I certainly don’t. I mean, my parents always get me socks for Christmas.
Lowell Francis (Script, FLASHPOINT: PROJECT SUPERMAN): : In our series we have the luxury of covering a wide sweep of years. That gives us the opportunity to really see how those personal conflicts evolve and change over time.
Scott Kolins: It doesn’t get more personal than CITIZEN COLD. Can a hero with a bad secret fall in love?
J.T. Krul (Writer, FLASHPOINT: DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS): It’s about family and loss and carrying on in a world wrought with incredible adversity. It’s about people who keep on keeping on.
Scott Snyder: Our story is, in a lot of ways, about what makes Kal-El Superman. If his life had gone differently, would he still become one of earth’s greatest heroes? Could he become its greatest villain? It’s about the strength of the human character.
Tony Bedard: Aquaman was once going to marry Wonder Woman. Now he has a very personal score to settle with her. Any love he once felt for her has completely turned to hatred, and if he has to kill millions to get her, then so be it.