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.
It's finally here.
The players are in place. The dead are rising.
You've seen the previews and read the issues leading up to BLACKEST NIGHT #1,which hit comic shops today.
My magic blogging eight-ball just said “Blogging Will Be Light,” so I’m going with that. Oh, and it’s a holiday weekend. So, yes. This’ll be it for today. But, we bring you some more fun news from the DCU editorial gang. Specifically, TITANS editor Brian Cunningham. What say you, BC?:
“When is Tempest coming back?”
More often than not, that’s been the question fans have asked since TITANS launched last year. A fair query, since Tempest has been AWOL from the DC Universe for seemingly longer than the Jonas Brothers have been alive.
Neither can we. But what to do before the first issue hits? Well, did you know that GREEN LANTERN #43 is a prologue to BLACKEST NIGHT? No? That's a shame. Well, this issue, featuring story by some guy named Geoff Johns and the new regular GREEN LANTERN art team of Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy not only gets the ball rolling toward the big summer event, but it also features the birth of the first Black Lantern. Discover who he is and just what his connection to death -- and in turn, the Black Lantern Corps -- really is. Wait, words aren't enough? Fine. Here are two pages from the issue.