Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blackest Night #1

Well, it has arrived and I have read it. Actually did so a few days ago but haven't had a chance to write up a review until now. I have to say, it was a very good read and I'm excited so far to read the rest of the series. A lot of people thought it started slow and maybe had too much introduction, but for me it had the perfect amount to appease new readers and old ones. It opens on a day of rememberance for fallen superheroes, helping us understand the sheer numbers of heroes who have died and those that have come back as well. Then the dead rise and it starts to get a little gory. That's to be expected with a zombie/undead book so it should come as no surprise but it was a little jarring as I haven't really experience that with Green Lantern. It all makes a wicked sort of sense in the end too, as the heroes that are killed are experiencing a bunch of emotions and it seems that's what the Black Lanterns are hunting to fill up their battery.

The Black Lanterns so far are actually cooler than their creators, the Black Hand and Scar, who have been around so much lately that they've been driving me nutty. As much dimension as they've been given too, they just aren't that interesting. However, Black Lanterns the Dibnys are freaking awesome. Same with Martian Manhunter, and I've only seen one panel of him. It makes me giddy and I'm going to have to save up for the action figures. Maybe actually sell some customs too. I need me some official Black Lanterns. That might be a good custom with one figure I've had around for awhile too, as he kicked the bucket in this issue. Hmm. Can't wait to see what the official design looks like to play with.

Another issue this week too, in the form of GL #44. If you have the guts to make your way through essentially a 24 part series, start picking this up. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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