GREEN LANTERN #59 has got it all – strong character moments involving some of the icons of the DCU, action, tantalizing clues and a helluva cliffhanger at the end, all masterfully presented by writer Geoff Johns and artist Doug Mahnke. And that cliffhanger’s what “This Just Happened” is all about. So my first question is – have you read the issue?
We’ve heard bits of news about WEIRD WORLDS, the anthology mini-series hitting in January and featuring the talents of Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire and Kevin VanHook, among others – but what more can be revealed?
Deadman heads to Gotham to finally purge himself of the troublesome White Lantern ring – but is that really what the White Ring wants? As Batman and Deadman cross paths, things take a deadly turn, and the series blazes into its second half in a very special story from Johns and Tomasi lushly illustrated in full by the BLACKEST NIGHT creative team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
In addition to being a comic fan, I’m also a sports and music nerd. And like any fan, my imagination tends to wander. What if singer X played with guitarist Z? What if QB so-and-so had WR what’s-his-name to throw to? Would they have made one great, epic album? Would they have won the Super Bowl? The same kind of logic applies to comics.
The "Grounded" storyline continues right here as Superman visits Mt. Prospect - a suburb just southeast of Chicago. In this issue, Superman discovers that there is a darkness even more immense than outer space... One buried deep inside the human heart.
So much going on in this issue – and all of it makes it impossible to put down. Here’s a sampling: Hal Jordan on watch? The Flash and Green Lantern not seeing eye-to-eye? Oh, and did you really think you’d seen the last of him?
All that and a last page that’ll have you screaming for the next issue -- can you say "That Just Happened"?
Barry Allen is bound and brought before the Court of Temporal Justice for a crime he didn’t know he could commit – but is he guilty, or has one of the Renegades from the distant future gone rogue?
Sit tight folks, because it’s gonna be a BATMAN-centric day, and I don’t think you’d have it any other way.