Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps HC [2010]


BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS 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 and Peter Tomasi reveal the origins and tales of various lanterns empowering their own emotion spectrum. These lanterns are shown what emotions drive them to act and the feelings that they inhibit. The back story brings another dimension and richness to the Blackest Night series as they transform these ideas into living characters.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- The Hope of Blue Lantern Saint Walker
- The Fearless tale Mongul and his father
- The Compassion of the Indigo Tribe
- The Rage of Red Lantern Bleez
- The Love of Star Sapphire Carol Ferris
- The Greed of Agent Orange Larfleeze
- The Will Power of Green Lantern Cadet Kilowog
- The Will of Green Lantern Arisia and her father
- Green Lantern John Stewart faces his greatest failure
- Superboy-Prime faces Black Lantern Alexander Luthor

The hardcover collects
Tales of the Corps #1-3
Green Lantern #49
Adventure Comics #4-5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 5 OUT OF 5