Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blackest Night: Green Lantern HC [2010] by Geoff Johns


BLACKEST NIGHT: GREEN LANTERN 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 arrives on Earth as the battle as the scope of the war extends across the universe. Geoff Johns takes us to the homeworlds of the various lantern corps and displays the foundation of this series. Great battles and personal conflicts that ties into the overall epic of the Blackest Night series.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- Earth: Witness the origin of the first Black Lantern
- Mars: Return of Martian Manhunter as a Black Lantern
- Oa: Scar betrays the other Guardians
- Ysmault: The Four Inversions attack Atrocitus
- Okaara: Agent Orange battles the Black Lanterns
- Zamaron: Revelation of the couple within their central battery
- Xanshi: Black Lantern Pariah witness the rebirth of the planet
- Qward: Homeworld of the Sinestro Corps is under attack
- Odym: The Blue Lanterns battle Agent Orange
- Korugar: Sinestro battles Mongul for control of their Corps
- Ryut: The New Guardians unite to stop the Black Lanterns

The hardcover collects 
Green Lantern #43-52

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