Earlier this month, we gave you guys a first look at the inked cover to BLACKEST NIGHT #8, the final issue of writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis' epic, universe-spanning series. Beautiful stuff, no? Well, if you missed it, no worries, we've got the final, color version right here, for your Friday enjoyment as we head into the final issue of BLACKEST NIGHT.
But that's not all.
We all know that BLACKEST NIGHT will reach its epic conclusion in March, but there's more. This universe-shaking issue will also feature 10 extra story pages for the same $3.99 price. Good deal, no?
And, to tide you over until the issue hits stands, we've got an inked version of the cover to BLACKEST NIGHT #8, courtesy of artist Ivan Reis. Enjoy!
Have you all read BLACKEST NIGHT #7? I'd hope so. If not, step away from your computers and sit down with a copy. I don't mind waiting.
Back? Ok, great. How awesome was that last page? Take a moment to collect your thoughts, because we've got a nice bit of news to go with that amazing double-page spread.
With BLACKEST NIGHT #7 on sale today, we're happy to announce a new, White Lantern promotional ring, tying into retailer orders for BRIGHTEST DAY #1. Want one to complete your set? Then make sure to mention this to your local retailer:
For every 25 copies of BRIGHTEST DAY #1 ordered by 4/15, retailers can order one bag of 50 White Lantern rings, at $8 a bag.
Cool? Well, that's not all. In addition to the promotional rings, our friends at DC DIRECT have made no secret of their plans for a BLACKEST NIGHT POWER RING SPECTRUM SET, featuring every Lantern ring with light-up capability. And because we're aware it's not the full spectrum without all the ring colors, the White Lantern ring will be included at no extra cost.
Like the other wearable rings in the set (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet and black), the white ring instantly lights up with a long-lasting LED bulb when you slip the ring on your finger -- depending on your mood, of course. You can also turn the rings off, but why would you?
And because we're all about visuals here, take a look at both the White Lantern promotional ring and the DC DIRECT SPECTRUM SET, below.
Well, if you’ve been keeping up with the epic happenings of BLACKEST NIGHT, you probably have an idea, but in this issue new writer J.T. Krul puts the spotlight on everyone’s favorite Lantern-ized archer, Ollie Queen. Check out some pages below.
BLACK LANTERN GREEN ARROW #30 hits 2/24.
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If there’s one book that just screams “fun,” it’s TINY TITANS. The book bristles with the pure energy and joy creators Art Balthazar and Franco pour into the book each month. This week’s issue #25 is no exception, especially with special guest writer Geoff Johns, who joins the TINY TITANS duo for a special tale featuring a character that Johns is all-too-familiar with, Conner Kent – and Match?!
Let’s see what Art, Franco AND Geoff have got in store. Take it away, gents:
“This issue was just a blast to write! It was great to have another person like to Geoff to bounce ideas off just because of the back info he has on these characters,” Franco said. “It was also cool cause he told us all the Blackest Night and Brightest Day secrets and now we get to auction them off to the highest bidder! ... or use them as our own stories in future Tiny Titans issues!”
Huh, I don’t even know those secrets. Then again, I usually don’t! Geoff?
“ Aww yeah Art and Franco!!! I jumped at the chance to work with them and the Tiny Titans!”
“AW YEAH CONNER! AW YEAH RINGS! Man, we've been waiting to use Conner Superboy since issue #1! Getting to write with the same guy who brought Conner BACK from the dead was awesome! This issue is truly historical! I'm a big fan of Geoff Johns! I'm a fan of Franco too!”
And we’re fans of all three of you. Here are a few pages from the issue, which hits 2/24.
Before we get down to business, let's take a look at that amazing David Finch BRIGHTEST DAY cover one more time, shall we?
Let's recap what we know about BRIGHTEST DAY, the twice-monthly epic heading your way in May: It's written by Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi. It features covers by superstar artist David Finch. It follows up on the events of BLACKEST NIGHT, currently wreaking havoc on the DCU.
Now we can reveal the art team for the first two issues, hitting in May. And it doesn't get bigger than this:
Two superstar artists paired with two rising stars on the biggest book in the DCU. How can you say no?
Reis and Gleason are decorated veterans of the GREEN LANTERN titles and Reis will be hot off his work on BLACKEST NIGHT -- how will he up his game for BRIGHTEST DAY? Wait until you see. Syaf, as mentioned earlier, will be pulling double-duty by handling the art chores on writer Tony Bedard's first GREEN LANTERN CORPS arc and contributing here, and Clark's work has been seen in the pages of the most recent issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE.
There you have it, folks. Keep checking back in the coming weeks for a first look at the art of BRIGHTEST DAY.
First the Black Lantern Corps rose from the Crypt on Oa decimating the planet and many Lanterns in their horrific path.
Then Kyle Rayner's brush with death and a Black Lantern ring resulted in Guy Gardner being blinded by great rage as he transformed into a Red Lantern killing machine.
All this tragedy and devastation led to the collapse of the Green Lantern Central Power Battery.
How could writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason make things any worse for our Emerald Warriors?
How about the return of one of the greatest threats the DC Universe has ever known: THE ANTI-MONITOR?
Thanks, Adam. Now, let’s sit back and stare at that amazing Greg Horn cover, shall we?