A graphic novel review written by Lee Sonogan
I was tottering on 4 stars because I really didn’t like the last story, but the Batman story was SO good and SO engrossing that I bumped up anyway. The Robin/Deadman story was both deep and fun, and the Deathstroke-pirate story was super fun. Well-done departures. And that Batman! The Joker! The weirdness! Excellent. – Michelle Cristiani (Goodreads – 5/5)
By far, this spin-off graphic novel is the best within the Flashpoint universe. Owning hard copies of the entire series, I can say it offers the most intriguing events within the complex world of a lot going on. IF you do not know by now, the plot focuses on Barry Allen as most of the main Justice League completely change in personality and personal histories.
Spoilers! Like many other unique changes to previous protagonists, this Batman is different. Firstly you get to see a narrative of Bruce Wayne being killed as a kid and his father taking control of the role. To further thicken the vision, the mother becomes the Infamous Joker. All this back story makes the main complete story even more epic, including one of the best-animated movie adaptations.
Then we get b short stories with Cyborg, The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and more cameo appearances. Quoting John Yelverton on Goodreads ‘Of all the Flashpoint books, this was the most enjoyable, with a twisted ending that you never saw coming.’ giving it a 5 out of 5 stars. I know from the reasons listed and much more positive reception online, my bookcased collection shall be valuable one day to many people!