FLASHPOINTMedia Release -- This May, DC Comics' explosive summer crossover event for 2011 gets underway with the debut of FLASHPOINT, the new title written by bestselling author Geoff Johns with art and cover by superstar artist Andy Kubert.

Welcome to FLASHPOINT! 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 different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war - but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it? It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can't find the villain who altered the time line!

This issue features two special variant covers:

* FLASHPOINT #1 (MAR110277) Variant cover A features black and white art by Andy Kubert. Retailers may order one copy of Variant cover A for every 25 copies of FLASHPOINT #1 ordered by the Final Order Cutoff date of April 18.

* FLASHPOINT #1 (MAR110278) Variant cover B features art by Ivan Reis and George Pérez. Retailers whose orders for FLASHPOINT #1 meet or exceed the ordering thresholds set by DC Comics may order the Variant Cover B in any quantity. Retailers will be informed of their individual ordering thresholds on April 6.

FLASHPOINT #1 (MAR110276) will be solicited in the March Previews to arrive in stores in May.