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Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman (Superman (DC Comics)) [Kindle Edition]

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Don't miss this Superman volume collecting WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1-3, BOOSTER GOLD #44-47, THE CANTERBURY CRICKET #1 and PROJECT SUPERMAN #1-3. Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is 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?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 109221 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (10 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Featuring Superman? 9 Jan. 2014
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In short; Flashpoint was fantastic, and I loved the alternate Superman there (then again, I love Superman most all the time) - so when I heard this book existed, I of course had to have it.
However, it should be stated incredibly loudly that this book is hardly about Superman at all. There's one story with him in it, then there's perhaps a panel or two where he's mentioned.

The comic just didn't live up to it's own title, at all - big disappointment.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading. 21 Jun. 2013
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A must for anyone who reads graphic novels.
I highly recommend the other books in the series also.
Great purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superman in the World of Flashpoint 22 Mar. 2012
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Flashpoint. The event of mid 2011 that completely altered DC's timeline to give a very weird reality as well as set up for a new universe altogether. Reading the event itself, Flashpoint, will help give a reader an idea why this world is the way it is. But these mini series are not necessary to Flashpoint itself, they just expand and build on the event and the world itself.

This volume contains the three issue series, "Project Superman", "World of Flashpoint", Booster Gold issues 44-47, and the one-shot, "The Cantebury Cricket".

"Project Superman" is written by Lowell Francis and co-plotted with Scott Snyder (of recent Batman fame!). The story of Superman in the world of Flashpoint, has the baby of steel's rocketship not landing in Smallsville, Kansas and being found by a kindly couple, but in Metropolis by the U.S. military. The story is interestingly told through the eyes of a soldier who gives his body up to become the ultimate weapon. He is backtracked and shelved due to field duty complications and the arrival of the last son of Krypton. This series is not exceptional but it is an interesting outlook on what if Superman were raised in a hostile environment and could he still be Earth's greatest champion? It is also a nice touch to have the story told through the jealous soldiers' eyes.

"World of Flashpoint" is the highlight of this collection. We are introduced to Traci 13 a homo-magi, a race of humans that are inherently magical. Tracy 13 and her father witnessed firsthand the destruction of Aquaman's tidal wave of western Europe with the loss of the rest of their family. Traci goes on a warping journey throughout the world to find a way to bring peace to this war torn world, while her father plots with world leaders to use a weapon of mass destruction to eliminate Aquaman and Wonder Woman's armies, as well as millions of innocents. This is a nice take on the world from a character created within the world (pretty sure on that...). Although, we still get Flashpoint versions of familiar characters, this is Traci 13's story of a unique voice in this world trying to make it better and find peace with her dad.

The last four issues of Booster Gold, 44-47, plop Booster smack dab in the middle of this new timeline much the same as with The Flash, Barry Allen, in the Flashpoint series. They both know something is a Booster is mistaken for an Atlantean spy by the U.S. military. The military feels the need to unleash their discovered and untested weapon, Doomsday!!! This one is just a lot of fun. Dan Jurgens loves writing his 25th century screw up, and pencils most of it, and it is a fun mad dash as Booster tries to figure out how to set things right. Kind of a confusing ending, though.

"The Cantebury Cricket" is collected as well. Not very interesting.

All in all, a good collection to the Flashpoint saga, with excellent art all around but just a few lackluster moments to bog it down a little bit.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman' Graphic Novel Review 12 April 2012
By ERSInk . com - Published on
"The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman" is a must-have for anyone who's already immersed in the comic book event that changed everything and kicked off DC's New 52 reboot of all their titles. You don't necessarily need to be caught up on all the books to enjoy this one. It can stand on its own. I can promise you that if you start with this one, you won't be able to stop. You've been warned.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough Flashpoint Superman. 7 Nov. 2013
By Martin Ramos - Published on
I had read that this one was the one to buy if you wanted to get another perspective on Flashpoint, so I thought I'd take a shot. I had not read 'Flashpont', but I did watch the movie, so I felt I knew enough to read this companion edition focusing on Flashpoint Superman because I thought he was one of the more interesting changes that occurred during the Flashpoint Paradox (Flashpoint Batman is jaw-dropping, too!). It was cool to see more of the origin story of the Flashpoint Superman, but the story is told through the eyes of a soldier undergoing an experiment to become a 'Superman', so it doesn't really evolve as I hoped it would and doesn't really delve into the early years of Flashpoint Superman. I was a little underwhelmed with 'Project Superman', but there are a few gems in there.

'World of Flashpoint' was a cool read but 'Booster Gold' was probably my favorite. Booster Gold's character was just a FUN read, he's kind of a jack ass. His fight with SPOILER Doomsday was very cool. 'The Canterbury Cricket' was OK; cool characters - but it was hard for me to get into the story with only 1 issue in this volume.
4.0 out of 5 stars "This is the most powerful being on the planet?" 30 Dec. 2014
By Bowman - Published on
Most of the comic shops in my area have shut down long ago. The one that has stayed open is run by a creepy little character. So I now let the trade paperbacks accumulate on the shelf and then go on a binge. In the 1970's I watched Marvel water down its "flagship" title Amazing Spider-man by adding "Spectacular" & then "Web" in the 1980's. Stories now flowed sideways making you buy issues you normally did not want.

I'm just glad that DC Comics has a more altruistic approach and does not create these cross-overs out of pure greed. (hm?) This doesn't make reading them in collected releases any less easy. You can go to the website "Collected Editions" and get a list of properly sequenced individual titles that is a mile long. I find this can get very annoying when reading on the throne. So I just went by the following TPB order;

Note: Not required but still enjoyable.
> The Flash: Rebirth - (2009-10)
> Flash Vol. 1: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues! - (2010-11)

> The Flash Vol. 2: - The Road to Flashpoint (2011)
> Flashpoint - (2011)
> Flashpoint: Batman - (2011)
> Flashpoint: Wonder Woman - (2011)
> Flashpoint: Superman - (2011)
> Flashpoint: Green Lantern - (2011)
> Flashpoint: The Flash - (2011)

** Call me redundant but you know this tale was released on DVD as "Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" in the summer of 2013? I enjoyed it and felt that it enhanced the overall story. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
4.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected 6 Oct. 2013
By Marco P. Trevino - Published on
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To be honest i thought the whole book was going to be revolving around superman. Yet how the title states is the flashpoint world featuring superman. As sort as his story was in the book I did enjoy it. The booster gold segment was different but it still was enjoyable as well. The other two stories were meh.... Didn't care for them that much. So it was a pretty good read.
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