Flashpoint is coming, and today DC’s The Source blog is dealing out the teasers all day today. We’ll have them here lickity split for you as well. The heading of the first post was “Whatever Happened to the World’s Greatest Super Heroes?”
So what does that ominous tagline mean? Well, the first tease is: “The Spaceship never crashed.” The most famous spaceship in the DC Universe is the one that brought baby Kal-El from Krypton to Earth, allowing Superman to eventually lead Earth’s heroes.
As Rob pointed out in the comments though, another big spaceship crashed, belonging to Green Lantern Abin Sur. That crash directly lead to the Green Lanterns being heavily involved in Earth history and events, from Hal Jordan receiving his ring, to the other 3 Earth GLs, all their friends and interactions; that one has a LOT of consequences behind it.
What is it that caused the spaceship to never crash? Which one was it? Does this mean it landed naturally, or didn’t make it to Earth at all? Quite a few questions from a single line come to mind, so feel free to speculate below, and stay tuned as we update all day with new teasers.
Updates, and more teasers after the break:
Well this one is a little more blatant. “He spends his days running Wayne Casinos” sure seems like it would obviously point to Bruce Wayne, who currently spends his nights as the Batman. It could be referring to his father Thomas, though, I suppose. This is starting to sound like a lot of “What If” style scenarios… more later!
“They experimented on him in a lab for years.” OK, that one is a little more confusing. The first thought would be J’onn J’onzz the Manhunter from Mars. After all, what do tabloids tell us happen to little green men all the time? They’re experimented on! It could also be this strange man that can breathe underwater, though. Got something better? Let me know below.
“Where is his ring?” Now that one SURE sounds like it’d be talking about Hal Jordan. Shawn had a great guess in our comments section that these may all be slightly misleading, trying to make you think it’s one character when it is really someone slightly different. Regardless, all signs point to what many of you are guessing, some kind of alternate world where something went wrong… more in a couple hours!
“Their marriage was arranged to prevent war.” Now this one is a bit of a brain teaser. Could it be about two big characters out of the big seven? Maybe Wonder Woman and Aquaman? Or is it about a previously established political marriage like that of Starfire’s? This one is tougher- what do you got?