DC makes it official: Mapping the wartorn world of Flashpoint

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FlashpointMapV6 DC makes it official: Mapping the wartorn world of Flashpoint
DC is releasing all kinds of FLASHPOINT world information today on the Source blog, and first up is an actual map of the new FLASHPOINT world, with a zombiefied Alaska, and Ape-led Africa (um…) and the Black Adam protectorate of Arabia. It was designed by writer Rex Ogle and artist Freddie E. Williams II, and shows the effect of a world without its greatest superheroes, a war-torn landscape of primal conflicts.

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We’ll update this post later in the day with more of the FLASHPOINT flashfacts.

Comments

  1. Andrew Farago says:
  2. Ha – nice one. Kingrolled!

  3. “DC is releasing all kinds of Flashpoint world information today on the Source blog, and first up is an actual map of the new Flashpoint world, with a zombiefied Alaska, and Ape-led Africa (um…) and the Black Adam protectorate of Arabia.”

    DC’s Gorilla City has been established in Africa for a number of years now, so I’m not sure why that deserves an “um…” If it’s intended as a comment about perceived racism, you realize that white people also live in Africa, right?

  4. Did Hickman get royalties for that map?

  5. Otaku-sempai says:

    It looks like Metropolis has moved again, from New York State back to either Delaware or Maryland.

  6. joe.distort says:

    seriously, this ‘controversy’ over ape contolled africa strikes me more as people that arent actually offended trying to drum up something so that there is interest/more click thru hits.

    thats like being upset about an alternate marvel U where gypsies control europe because doom is a supervillain. ITS RACIST AGAINST GYPSIES! DAMN THEM!

  7. blacaucasian says:

    My first thought with the Ape run africa was that Gorilla Gordd runs Africa. It took comments like Ape-led Africa (umm…) to make me think there could be anything un-PC about this.

  8. Mikael says:

    “Did Hickman get royalties for that map?”

    Oh come on – have a longer memory than that if you’re going to troll. For instance, Age of Apocalypse had a map similar to this in the 90s, including trade routes and everything. And then there’s the link above for Kamandi’s world. And Hickman’s map would’ve been far more cryptic and stylized.

  9. “Oh come on – have a longer memory than that if you’re going to troll. ”

    Heh– wasn’t trolling, more just some sarcastic fun.
    Sure, maps have been used quite a bit– and I agree that Hickman’s would have been much more cryptic (and filled with info bubbles)– As far as stylization– I think the similarity has more to do with Illustrator layouts/fonts than anything else.

    …so, yeah: in conclusion, not trolling. Just a little joke.
    I actually LIKE that map!

  10. This map came up several times at WisCon panels. Panelists thought “Grodd-controlled” would have read better.

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