For someone who has been a Marvel guy for most of his comic reading life, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Blackest Night. For someone who knows very little of the goings on in the DCU outside this event, I’m very impressed. I went back and refreshed on Green Lantern: Rebirth and finally read Sinestro Corps War before diving into Blackest Night.
Now there are some characters that have made me scratch my head, and after forum trolling and Wikipedia checking I was able to get the general gist of the individual motivations and stories behind the scenes of Blackest Night.
When I first started getting into this, I felt that the different color rings were a little too Captain Planet for me. However it is starting to grow on me and somewhat logical. Ivan Reis’ art is phenomenal, the splash pages are full of detail and I’m sure the inkers on this book are working double time. How is it that a book with so many characters with their own distinct style can be put out on time … unlike some of the events over at the House of Ideas?
The Black Lanterns are fully charged and ready to fuck up Earth and all those who oppose them. Once enemies and strangers, the remaining Lantern Corps have forged a temporary alliance to take on Nekron and his undead lackies.
What Geoff Johns has done is rather remarkable, and I totally get why he was recently installed as Chief Creative Officer over at DC. He’s laid some significant ground work here over the last few years and it has me confused as to why all of a sudden the action and the big reveal feels so rushed (but it was awesome).
As a relative newb, I have to say that I’m really digging that and am very curious to see what the conclusion to Blackest Night brings … and what happens in Brightest Day.