DC Comics has announced that Thomas Wayne is set to don the Batman cape and cowl once again as the publisher launches Flashpoint Beyond, a new six-issue limited series from writers Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adams and Tim Sheridan with art from Xermánico.
The series will begin this April with Flashpoint Beyond #0 from Johns and artist Eduardo Risso, leading into the main bi-weekly series where Johns will share writing duties with Jeremy Adams and Tim Sheridan.
“Everyone working on these books is giving it their all to deliver something that is worth the readers’ time in this competitive landscape of entertainment,” said Johns. “This is for fans of big DC events and the great history of DC when it comes to comic books. And even though this is an event, it’s focused on character over concept – it’s the story of Thomas Wayne Batman, a Barry Allen that could’ve been, the crimes of Bruce Wayne – it’s a murder mystery, a secret mission and a look into the past, present and future of the continuum of DC. And as dark as it can get in this upside down world of Flashpoint, it’s fun.”
“This is something that, as a fan, I’ve been waiting for a long time — a return to the world of Flashpoint,” added Sheridan. “The fact that I’ve gotten to be a small part of that return is just about the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me and getting to be associated with Geoff, Jeremy, Eduardo, Xermanico and a team that’s put their whole hearts into this, has made it no less than surreal. I can’t wait for people to see these pages!”
“It’s been a privilege, and incredible learning experience, to work with these talented writers, artists, inkers, letterers, colorists and editors for this series,” states Adams. “Talking story and character has been eye-opening, and the lessons will undoubtedly color everything I do from now on. I’m beyond excited that DC fans will get to go back to the Flashpoint Universe and experience a grounded mystery that will evoke serious philosophical questions while tugging at your heartstrings.”
After sacrificing everything to help The Flash put the universe back together and save Bruce Wayne’s life, Thomas Wayne wakes up in a world he thought was no more. Forced to don the cowl once again, Batman prowls the streets of Gotham City searching for answers to how this world still exists, but what he starts to uncover will send him hurtling around the globe. The hunt for the Clockwork Killer starts here!
Flashpoint Beyond #0 will go on sale on April 5th.