Having read and collected comics books for most of my life, I can actually say, "I've seen it all." And when I say that, I'm quite unhappy with all these reboots and revisionist histories of characters from Marvel and DC. The latter seems to be more guilty with this as they cannot seem to get it right. Convoluted history aside, that really smacks of the lack of vision and direction. What happens is do good stuff then render it invalid by having the next creative team do an updated version. What gives?
And then the next hot creative genius after Geoff Johns will come up with a means to undo Flashpoint or we'll see a Flashpoint Crisis or V.2 five years from now. Marv Wolfman left a means for the Barry Allen Flash to return after Crisis On Infinite Earths and we've seen Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis (I thought we'd see Crisis XX). And now he's a catalyst for Flashpoint. Hasn't Barry Allen learned anything at all?
I bought the Flashpoint series and the first few issues of the new 52 Universe of DC. There's some good stuff here and there only because they're starting supposedly from scratch. But really. There's nothing that jumps out and makes you go, "Holy, Eurkea Moment, Batman!" Whatever happened to good storytelling without having to resort to reboots?