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Rise! Blackest Night took over comics for almost a year. Was it worth it?
Josh, Ron, and Conor take a long hard look at Blackest Night, the mega event from DC Comics, serving as the culmination of years of Geoff Johns' stories the Green Lantern Universe. We're looking at the whole thing, dead heroes and all, and what was so great about it.
It didn't start with Blackest Night #1, but way back when writer Geoff Johns revived Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Rebirth. Followed by the Sinestro Corps War, Blackest Night has been the planned ending of a long story for a very long time. From the establishment of the rival Lantern corps, to taking up the thread of Prophecy from an old Alan Moore story, this was a an epic tale, long in the making.
We take you through the whole series, twists, turns, oaths, grizzly deaths, and resurrections. Who is Nekron? Where did Lex Luthor come from? Will all be well? Who is the Black Hand?
While undead superheroes taking over the world might seem like a bad thing, it sure made for some fantastic comics, whipping the comic reading public into a shirt buying, ring collecting frenzy. Johns largely succeeded at something most creators don't get the chance to attempt, and Ivan Reis succeeded in doing the work of his career, and some of the best comic illustration of in the business on this book. Was Blackest Night worth all the hype? We'll let you know.
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