Here's my list of comics I'll be buying at my local shop today, and as you can see, I've buckled under the pressure and am picking up three of the four Flashpoint titles releasing this week. Not doing so great anymore, it would seem. Unfortunately, the siren calls of Citizen Cold, Deathstroke the pirate, and Frankenstein have won me over. It really wasn't my intention to pick up those books, but each one was simply too enticing for me to resist.
Captain Cold has long been my favourite of Flash's rogue, so I can't say no to a three issue limited series focusing on an Elseworlds-esque version of him where he might be a reformed bad guy or maybe is still a bad guy masquerading as a good guy. Too exciting!
As for Deathstroke, I've never really enjoyed him as a character in DC's comics, but his few page appearance in Flashpoint #2 last week really piqued my interest. Pirates are pretty neat, and I imagine that superhero pirates will be even neater? I'll let you know.
Of the three, I am probably have the most confidence in Frankenstein: Creatures of the Unknown #1, because Jeff Lemire is writing it, and as I've said over and over, I think Jeff Lemire is great. Through the many announcements DC has been making for their reboot in September, they've actually given Jeff Lemire the new Frankenstein book, so I'm choosing to take that as a vote of confidence for Lemire's ability to pen Frankensteinian adventures.
With all that preamble, here's the list.