So, I wasn't going to buy this. But I like big summer stories and I'm not buying Fear Itself...and I like Johns and Kubert. So...
I like a lot about this first issue...but the big thing that sucked me in...Bruce Wayne died as a child on this world and Thomas, his father, has become Batman. That's interesting...and he is a much more Golden Age-type killer Batman.
I like that Cyborg is the Superman of this world.
Having the Earth torn apart by an Atlantis/Themyscira war is interesting...sorry Europe. :(
The splitting of Captain Marvel's, here Captain Thunder, powers among six kids is a cool idea.
I wonder if the Outsider is Alfred?
I think I'll buy the main series along with the Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman/Lois, and Green Lantern tie-ins. And, maybe, the Deadman/Flying Graysons one if the art is as cool as the covers.
I just read Flashpoint #1. I liked it, a lot! I wanted to read Flash #12 before I read Flashpoint. Not sure what I liked the best about it. Thomas Wayne being Batman and narrating the first issue was cool. The Captain Thunder thing was super cool, I was wondering who those kids were. The Citizen Cold thing is interesting too.
I thought I was going to like it but this issue really sucked me in. I think I'm just going to follow the main miniseries but I might be persuaded to pick up the tie-ins.
I really loved the first issue of Flashpoint as I already stated. I enjoy pretty much anything Geoff Johns does. I had doubts about this series being just an alternate reality story. But Johns has taken things in such a different approach that the few reveals in the first issue were exciting.