In case you were thinking that DC was gambling a lot with 20 titles for an alternate-world story like Flashpoint, today’s “Flashpoint Friday” posts on The Source may have caught your eye. Specifically, the part where they essentially said that it’s not just an alternate-world story:
Dan Jurgens: There will be lasting effects.
Adam Schlagman: Wait until you see the end. Oh boy, does it matter. Plus the emotional context will register with all DC fans for all eternity.
Dan Abnett: We can’t talk about that yet. But oh my god…
Jeff Lemire: Because, unlike past events, this one REALLY does change everything.
Scott Snyder wraps the post up with the clearest quote:
It’s just a great tale, really imaginative, epic, with lost of twists and turns… But if you’re looking for a “will it change the DCU,” the answer is definitely yes.
The question is now, will this be a post-continuity-”No More Mutants” or yet-another history-gets-rewritten-instead-of-restored changing of the DCU? For those keeping track at home, that’s already happened in Crisis on Infinite Earths, Zero Hour, Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis, so I guess everyone in the DCU should be used to it by now…