Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)
I'm guessing that the overall point of Flashpoint was to serve as one giant plot device to create the new continuity. If this was in the works since October (or whenever one wishes to believe) then it makes perfect sense. I'm personally wondering what the original plan was post-Flashpoint before they came up with the relaunch idea.
Or to keep readers once the announcement for the new 52 was made... There was an inevitable drop off by continuity obsessed fans who weren't going to read books that didn't matter. So they created a self-contained event with a million tie-in minis with a promise that it would be relavent. But that's rather jaded of me.
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