Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns HC [2010]


BLACKEST NIGHT: RISE OF THE BLACK LANTERNS HARDCOVER
The Blackest Night is the third part of the trilogy by Geoff Johns to expand the mythology of the 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 the 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. Geoff Johns resurrects the past DC events through a luscious amount of nine mini-sequels into the events of Blackest Night.

THE ATOM AND HAWKWAN #46
Geoff Johns brings the events of Identity Crisis to a much needed conclusion for Atom as accomplishes what was promised at the very beginning of Countdown to Final Crisis: Save the Universe

THE QUESTION #37
Lady Shiva and Renee Montoya take on the Black Lantern Question

PHANTOM STRANGER #42
The battle between the Spectre and Deadman Black Lanterns versus the Phantom Stranger by Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors)

STARMAN #81
James Robinson returns to his series by bringing the Black Lantern David Knight Starman back to life and battling the Shade

THE POWER OF SHAZAM! #48
Black Lantern Osiris rises within the city of Kahndaq and faces his murderer Sobek who is also returned as a Black Lantern from the 52 maxi-series

CATWOMAN #83
Master storyteller Tony Bedard (R.E.B.E.L.S, Green Lantern Corps) brings Catwoman to face her sister’s tormentor: Black Mask

WEIRD WESTERN TALES #71
The Black Ring that remained dormant on the grave of Don Hall (Dove) draws the attention of various DC Western characters including a Black Lantern Jonah Hex

GREEN ARROW #30
The Black Lantern Green Arrow battles his friends and family of Black Canary, Conner Hawke, and Speedy

ADVENTURE COMICS #7
Geoff Johns takes the death of Superboy from Infinite Crisis and his resurrection in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds to the next level bringing a satisfying conclusion to his Black Lantern Superboy.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 5 OUT OF 5