Today marks the announcement of something that many of us have feared: Watchmen 2. Or, more accurately, Before Watchmen, a project that until today seemed about as likely as DC Comics bringing back Jason Todd or Barbara Gordon... Hey, wait a minute! So what’s the big deal?
DC's summer super-event, Flashpoint has both the fun of an alternate reality tale and the reward of a continuity storyline. Written by Geoff "I am DC" Johns, with stunning artwork by Andy Kubert, the first issue is largely spent setting up this previously unseen ‘world’. And what a world they have crafted! Though I'm more a fan of Green Lantern than of The Flash, this event looks to be far more exciting... and dare I pun ‘fast paced’, than Blackest Night or Brightest Day.