It's Monday -- have you seen the cover to ADVENTURE COMICS #5?

Well, you will, dear Source readers. All in due time. But first, a few things:

Because of the holiday, "blogging will be light" today. Meaning, this is basically it. Also, I'm on vacation. Heck, I might be on the beach as you read this. But fear not -- thanks to great advances in blogging technology, it'll be like I never left. You'll get your regular dose of Source goodness at the usual times. But please, try to miss me.

Oh, right. I promised the cover to ADVENTURE COMICS #5. Well, here it is. See you in a week.

Will Oa be enveloped by the BLACKEST NIGHT?

Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason pull out all the stops for GREEN LANTERN CORPS #40, as BLACKEST NIGHT continues and the battle on Oa rages on. The honored, fallen Corps members and the recently deceased Sciencell convicts are now bloodthirsty Black Lanterns -- and they won't rest until the bloody hearts and minds of the GLs are literally in their hands. Can John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner stop the Blackest Night from engulfing Sector Zero? We're not sure, honestly. But these three pages should get you stoked.

Experience ADVENTURE COMICS #2 -- Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes

Geoff Johns and superstar artist Francis Manapul continue to tell the tale of the revived Conner Kent, as Superboy settles back into life in Smallville. But all is not well in Superman's hometown. And while Conner reunites with Wonder Girl to discuss their future, Lex Luthor and Brainiac form a partnership that will put the entire DCU at risk.

Another BLACKEST NIGHT teaser -- SUPERMAN-style

Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek at the second issue of BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN, so why not cap off the week with a look at the second SUPERMAN issue? Sure, why not? Writer James Robinson and artist Eddy Barrows unveil a crisis in Smallville, as the Black Lantern Psycho Pirate attacks. And what happens when Superman's dead bride returns as a Black Lantern? Nothing good, I'd wager. So give these pages a look, enjoy your weekend and be sure to reserve a copy.

BLACKEST NIGHT: SUPERMAN #2 hits 9/23.

A slew of art and news from Editor Elisabeth Gehrlein

Happy Friday, DC Nation! Elisabeth Gehrlein here, DCU editor of…well, a really nice range of titles. One of the things I love about my current slate of books is how varied they are – I’ve got everything on my plate from JONAH HEX to TINY TITANS, with ADVENTURE COMICS and DOOM PATROL and WONDER WOMAN in between. So every day is a genre-bending journey where one minute I could be thinking “Where did those penguins get rocket packs in the first place?” and then suddenly a colorist calls with this disturbing question: “What color should I make the fragments of his shattered legs?”

Get a sneak peek at BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN #2

If any hero should worry amidst the events surrounding BLACKEST NIGHT, it should be Batman. Boasting one of the strongest, creepiest and deadliest Rogues Gallery in the DCU, just the idea of some of the fallen villains returning as Black Lanterns sends a chill up my spine. Will the new Batman's career be cut short? Will Red Robin have to face off against his own father? You'll have to pick up the issue to find out.

A few links of note for Monday

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Monday's winding down, and while there are still four more work days looming, let's take a glance at some of the notable bits in the press from the last few days:

Enter the speed force with FLASH: REBIRTH #4

Writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver continue to race toward the gripping conclusion of FLASH: REBIRTH with the fourth installment in the mini-series that returned Barry Allen to the DCU. Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins? What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster? You won't find all the answers here, but we've got a few.

Get a first look inside BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS #1

The BLACKEST NIGHT is upon us, and the dead are rising across the DCU. No one is unaffected, and some teams -- like the TITANS -- have seen more than their share of fatalities over the years. Later this month, writer J.T. Krul and artist Ed Benes will bring you the first issue of BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS, which spotlights how the heroes deal with the sudden return of some of their most tragic members. But, to tide you over until then, we've got a look at some interiors from Benes.

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