Wednesday, October 28, 2009


One of the biggest comic events of the year is DC's Blackest Night and IMHO, so far it has been one of the best series I have read in a long while. Masterfully written by Geoff Johns with fantastic art by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert, this is not just another zombie story, but a real exploration of the meaning of life and death. Each issue features moments that have grabbed me (Dude. Licked. Bruce. Wayne's. Skull.), thrilled me (Black Lantern Aquaman commanding zombie sharks!), given my brain substance ("The Black Lanterns are not the invaders in this war. We are the invaders. We are the trespassers"), as well as eye candy (every two-page spread is frameable).

This week marks the halfway point in the series as issue #4 arrived in comic shops today. There's still plenty of time to join the ride! You can read issue #0 for FREE at DCU's Blackest Night site. The tie-in titles are fun, but not necessary. However, I would suggest reading both Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps monthly titles. Shout out the oath!
The Blackest Night
Falls from the Skies.
The Darkness Grows as All Light Dies.
We Crave Your Hearts and Your Demise.
By My Black Hand, The Dead Shall Rise!

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