maandag 31 augustus 2015

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Produced in 2013 and based on the fantastic comic series, The Flashpoint Paradox is one of the most important stories from DC in the last decenium.

The story starts when Barry, together with the Justice League, overcome The Rogues who are hired by Reverse Flash. 

But as Barry tries to `run it off`, he launches back to another reality, one where good and evil are mixed up, Bruce wayne died in the mugging causing his father to become Batman, and a war between Atlantis and the Amazons rages.  A war that is decimating the world of the humans, with London at it`s epicenter.

Barry finds himself here stuck without powers or the existance of The Flash, but with his mother alive.  As he realises time has been changed, he tries to recreate his accident that gave him his powers with the helm of Batman, and after succesfully doing so, he tries to restore the timeline.  But he learns another speedster is tapping into the Speed Force, making it happen that he needs to find Thawne.

Together with other heroes they travel to London to interfere and try to stop the war, but the heroes and Barry are swiftly defeated.  As he watches one after the other fall, he faces off against Reverse Flash and learns the truth: he had travelled back in time to save his mother, resulting in time to be rewritten.  Batman shoot Thawne, and Barry uses his access to the Time Force to stop himself from saving his mother, and restoring time.

Though this is drawn in the `american style`, which doesn`t look as slick as the japanese anime`s, this is truly a classic.  A very important storyline, that even gets touched upon in the The Flash television series, it`s a recommendation for all superhero show lovers!

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