Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps HC [2010]


BLACKEST NIGHT: GREEN LANTERN CORPS HARDCOVER
The Blackest Night is the third part of the trilogy by Geoff Johns to expand the mythology of Green Lantern. His first step is to put Hal Jordan back as the original Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814 in Green Lantern: Rebirth and establishing Parallax as an entity of fear. The next part expanded the idea of other corps using different powers from the emotional spectrum. This included Sinestro forming his own corps in the Sinestro Corps War as well as the introductions of the Blue and Red Lanterns, Agent Orange, Star Sapphires, and Indigo Tribe. The multiple corps created a conflict between themselves called the War of Light. The War of Light is the prelude to the Blackest Night.

Blackest Night strikes as the Black Lantern rings zero in on the Crypt of the Green Lantern Corps on Oa resurrecting the deceased into Black Lanterns. As the Black Lanterns power levels increase to 100% and all hope seems lost the Green Lanterns receive help from an unlikely source to help combat the threat. Several characters really get their moments to shine within this action packed crossover.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- Mongul Corps officially formed
- Introduction Black Lantern Jade
- Kyle Rayner sacrifices himself for the Corps
- Guy Gardner becomes a Red Lantern
- Mogo does socialize
- Corpse of the Anti-Monitor rises
- The Green Lantern Corps gets a new drill instructor

The hardcover collects 
Green Lantern Corps #39-47

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 5 OUT 5