Are you ready for BLACKEST NIGHT?

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. But there's more. Included in the extra material on the GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT DC Universe animated original movie — on sale 7/28 on Blu-ray and DVD -- is a feature spotlighting this summer's biggest event, including interviews with Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi and Dan DiDio. And we’ve got two clips from the segment right here.

Tempest returns. What more do you need to know?

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.

Can't wait for BLACKEST NIGHT?

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.

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