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Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Wonder Woman (Aquaman)

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Don't miss this Wonder Woman volume collecting EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1- 3, OUTSIDER #1-3, LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1-3 and WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1-3. Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are differ ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by DC Comics
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Jesse A
Dec 18, 2015 Jesse A rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Not great. Some good stories but overall pretty meh.
John Yelverton
Mar 05, 2012 John Yelverton rated it really liked it
Death and intrigue abound in this battle royal between Amazon and Atlantis.
Krishna *needs a pink katana*
The futility of this book is beyond belief. I came into this with the bare bones of the story, having already seen the movie and I have to say - the movie is infinitely better.

The first four or five stories all focus on how the war in the Flashpoint world came about, then there's a totally random one about Lois Lane and the resistance and even more random one about a white skull villain called the Outsider.

While the Resistance and Outsider stories are bad because it looks like a fifth grader wro
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Amélie
Jul 06, 2016 Amélie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amélie by: Cyrielle BloodyCy
Brilliant to get more insight on the world of Flashpoint and its war. I'd recommend reading the issues in the order they were published (and not series by series as I did), it's probably more enjoyable that way (not that I didn't enjoy it!).

Emperor Aquaman: Not my favourite of the bunch but quite nice, even knowing next to nothing about Aquaman (I'm wondering if they'll eventually start drawing him as Jason Momoa?). It was interesting to see more of the war and what surrounds it.

Outsider was the
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Michelle Cristiani
Sep 03, 2014 Michelle Cristiani rated it really liked it
One of the more enjoyable of this series. The backstory of the war that started it all is well-explained, and set up so that no one of the main characters is really a bad guy. Well-played.
Jacqueline O.
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Jeffrey
Jul 12, 2015 Jeffrey rated it did not like it
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Jaq
Mar 20, 2015 Jaq rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Where do I start? This is really quite an enjoyable tale, if you consider the world wide destruction and conquest that is carried on throughout these pages. This is good material though. It was exciting, visually and plot wise, coupled with the twist of an alternate reality.

Where was the Flash though? I thought I was promised the Flash - by the blurb on the back, and he failed to appear. Instead we have domination by the Wonder Women - or Furies, Amazons (any name associated with powerful women)
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Brandt
May 14, 2016 Brandt rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
While these one shot mini-series tend to be superfluous, the series in this volume actually are necessary to get a deeper look into why the Amazons and Atlanteans are at each other's throats in Flashpoint. Each of the first three story arcs in the collection (Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Lois Lane) deal with this question, and do it in a fairly satisfying way with minimal overlap. In addition, as so often seems to be the case with these arcs, the most interesting arc is the Outsider which is loosel ...more
The Fza
May 01, 2016 The Fza rated it did not like it
WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES- 1 of 5 Stars
EMPEROR AQUAMAN- 2 of 5 Stars
LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE- 1 of 5 Stars
OUTSIDER- 1 of 5 Stars
Kaleigh Norkum-Mathieu
Spoilers ahead

I found it a really good read for quite a few reasons. It really helps to inform the reader of the reasons for the Amazon/Atlantian war and lets us see the total destruction and atrocities brought about by the war. I am a big Wonder Woman fan and have always loved the idea of the Amazons as well as their values so it was difficult to read about all the human rights abuses they committed in New Themyscira including internment camps and human experiments, while the Atlantians commit
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Maureen
Feb 08, 2013 Maureen rated it liked it
This is an essential supplement to the main Flashpoint story. As befits the two mythical warrior cultures, the stories featuring Wonder Woman and Aqua Man are reminiscent of ancient drama and tragedy, but due to the god-like powers involved, the tragedy is global in scale. Flashpoint gives us the chance to see how truly fearsome the Amazons and Atlanteans can be. This collection also includes Lois Lane and the Resistance, which gives Lois Lane an opportunity to shine, she is arguably the bravest ...more
Sam Quixote
May 17, 2012 Sam Quixote rated it it was ok
SPOILERS

This is probably the book to start with if you're going to try the "World of Flashpoint" series as it explains why the world is basically entering World War 3 with the Atlanteans on one side and the Amazonians on the other. Mirroring WW1, the war begins with an assassination of a royal figure, Wonder Woman's mum, and from there quickly progresses to all out warfare with Britain being sunk by Aquaman. But rather than being exciting the book is more frustrating as the style of the narratio
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Sean
Feb 02, 2013 Sean rated it it was ok
Here is what can happen in the midst of a huge company wide crossover: a great idea can morph into an illogical mish mash of what could’ve been. The overall theme in this book is what happens in Europe during the Flashpoint event, the crux being the trial and tribulations of the nations of Atlantis and Themyscira. We get some really good issues involving the entanglement between the two royal families. Unfortunately due to the logistics of the books release schedule it’s a strangely paced book t ...more
Lauren
Mar 30, 2016 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-comics, old
This is the most essential of the Flashpoint tie-ins, containing even more big stories and thoughtful alternate character interpretations than the main sequence book. Collected herein are four issues, each chronicling a different specific facet of the new world and focusing on one specific character.

Wonder Woman And The Furies tells the story of Wonder Woman's introduction to Aquaman and their shared grand plans of unified prosperity for Atlantis and Themyscira, crushed when a flurry of assassin
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Kyle
Feb 10, 2013 Kyle rated it liked it
Shelves: dcu
I enjoyed this Flashpoint collection more than others for the simple reason that most of the content actually ties in with the main Flashpoint title.

In this collection the Amazon/Atlantean war gets fully explained, and it is a saga of mythical proportions. Very gratifying. I have to applaud the writers for finding new ways to use Wonder Woman and Aquaman, two DC characters that have become marginal and outdated in the past decade.

The resistance and Lois Lane get a backstory as well in this colle
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Chris Lemmerman
Apr 29, 2012 Chris Lemmerman rated it really liked it
Abnett and Lanning open the trade with Wonder Woman and the Furies, followed swiftly by Tony Bedard’s Emperor Aquaman mini-series. Together, these form the most important back-story of the Flashpoint universe, showing how and why Aquaman and Wonder Woman are at war, and the events leading up to it. Reading them separately is a bit difficult, since they tend to crossover and expand on each other to fill in the gaps, so I’m considering them as one series rather than two. The overall idea between t ...more
Gavin
Apr 07, 2013 Gavin rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This Flashpoint tie-in explains how the War between Atlantis and the Amazons began, the relationships between Aquaman and Wonder Woman, as well as the supporting cast in their respective books. It's nice to see Aquaman as a powerful force in this, not the usual role he's relegated to (also probably why Geoff Johns is now working on the New 52 version of Aquaman). Originally, Arthur and Diana were going to marry to join the kingdoms together and rule in peace, but things went awry from there. The ...more
Colona Public Library
This was good, something I liked about Flashpoint was the Atlantean and Amazon War so I was pretty excited to pick up the spin off story to learn more about it. Yes, I pieced it together a little more but I felt it was rushed. I was hoping this whole book was just about Aquaman and Wonder Woman but it has 2 other stories in it that are just ok in comparison. I think maybe you need some more spin-offs to get more of the bits and pieces filled in but I like well enough. ~Ashley
Ben Mariner
Oct 21, 2013 Ben Mariner rated it liked it
This was definitely not nearly as good as the main story arc. It was fairly interesting to see how the whole war between Wonder Woman and Aquaman got started and how some of the major DC characters came into play outside of the main narrative, but overall it was just kind of boring. It wasn't awful by any means, but it certainly wasn't the best thing I've read either. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that Aquaman is awful and boring himself, so stories that revolve around him will a ...more
Anastasiaadamov
Feb 07, 2016 Anastasiaadamov rated it it was ok
I will call it false advertising since this insalment is only one third about Wonder Woman, and eventhough it was nice to learn more about some less known heroes of the DC universe it was still disappointing....

It was hectic and the reading experience was not very fluent.
Parts that intrigued me were short and then there was a sharp turn into some other plot twist - it was all too fast for my liking.
Jake Masters
Jul 10, 2012 Jake Masters rated it liked it
The Aquaman vs Wonder Woman storyline starts to drag a little bit about halfway through. This might be because the author chose to use a Tarantino-esque time-jumping kind of story structure. It doesn't really work in this story in my opinion and instead of building tension, just makes the story monotonous. The Lois Lane and the Resistance story arc is much more action-packed and concise. The Outsider storyline is by far the best in the book. Very gritty and remorseless, the Outsider (Michael Des ...more
Dan
Apr 20, 2012 Dan rated it liked it
This collection sees Wonder Woman and Aquaman take part in a huge war. It's thrilling stuff though doesn't quite make sense without the main Flashpoint story. Lois Lane and the Resistance is cracking stuff, largely thanks to the brilliant writing coming from Dan Abnett. Having never read anything featuring The Outsider before I was a bit confused by his story, though it does have some brilliant humorous moments.

Overall this is great supporting material for Flashpoint but is not so great standin
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Kaylan
Oct 21, 2014 Kaylan rated it really liked it
Oh how I love an intricate story. So many story lines to follow, and they are all weaving in and out of each other. It's so interesting! Loved the New 52 reference
Alex Sarll
By far the most satisfactory Flashpoint book I've read - half of it is the fairly reliable Abnett and Lanning making more sense of the setting's apocalyptic Wonder Woman/Aquaman war than the core series did. That's supported by a Tony Bedard miniseries from Aquaman's perspective reinforcing same - and then you have an almost wholly separate story in which James Robinson introduces a sharp-suited bastard along the lines of his wonderful Shade, except gadget-based and more thoroughly evil, whom I' ...more
Jen
Feb 10, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
This was great, and a big help in filling in Flashpoint gaps. The only lame story was the Outsider. I flipped through it quickly after the first few pages.

The story of Aquaman and Wonder Woman's feud is great; I enjoyed seeing a different personality for Arthur, darker and more of an Atlantean than he normally is. He and Mera are still great to see no matter the changes.
Frederick
Aug 04, 2014 Frederick rated it liked it
pretty cool take on the notion of a Shakespearean tragedy in a super hero universe.
Brandon
Jan 07, 2015 Brandon rated it it was amazing
These were very enjoyable story arcs and crucial for understanding what happens in the larger Flashpoint story.
Veronica
May 30, 2016 Veronica rated it really liked it
I love Flashpoint
Lisa
Jul 28, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it
I liked it but now I have to track down the other books to finish the stories.
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