Yesterday, you got a breakdown of all the key members of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS. But as we head into BLACKEST NIGHT, from mega-stars Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, how familiar are you with the rest of the colors of the emotional spectrum? Yeah, thought so. That really annoys me. Some might say, it makes me angry -- and we all know what happens when you get really angry? Rage. Yes. See what I'm trying to do here?


BLACKEST NIGHT #0, which hits on 5/2 (Free Comic Book Day, meaning it is, yes, free at participating comic shops) provides readers with the first concentrated glimpse at this summer's mega-event, from writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis. As we move closer to BLACKEST NIGHT #1, we thought it'd be helpful to give readers a quick course on the spectrum of colors populating the universe and wielding power rings of varying power levels and emotional focus.

A few links of note for Friday

bmrob-cv2 It's been a busy week here, and I'm sure it's been equally hectic everywhere else. But it is Friday, which means a few minutes should be taken to scan the wide expanse of the Internet for some interesting early afternoon reading. Ask and ye shall receive.

A day in the life of SUPERMAN Group Editor Matt Idelson

Ah, dawn in the city. I start going through emails. Renato Guedes has sent us pencils for pages 9-10 of SUPERMAN #688. Wow, these are gorgeous! Renato has been nice enough to draw this critical scene first, as we’ll be flashing back to it in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14 a couple of months later.  Some more gorgeous pencils are in from guest-penciller Fernando Dagnino for SUPERGIRL #41—man, he’s SO good. Looking at our schedule, however, I’m thinking it might be more logical to ask Fernando to draw the upcoming SUPERGIRL ANNUAL rather than ACTION #878-879.


It's Friday. You're probably thinking about the weekend and hopefully enjoying some nice weather (it's surprisingly nice here at 1700 Broadway in the NYC). We have more good news for you: A preview of THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #1, by writer Gerry Conway and artist Chris Batista, featuring an amazing cover by the legendary Brian Bolland. You may recall his work on ANIMAL MAN. If not, shame on you.

R.E.B.E.L.S: Claude St. Aubin steps in

Part of the fun that comes with working on The Source is the chance to see cool art pop into my inbox from the hardworking DCU editors. As I was wandering around the sixth floor earlier this week, R.E.B.E.L.S editor Brian Cunningham let me know that artist Claude St. Aubin will be stepping in for regular artist Andy Clarke on R.E.B.E.L.S, with writer Tony Bedard. Instead of just rephrasing what Brian told me, I've decided to quote him directly. It's like live-blogging, except not at all:

Two more pages from Gaiman and Kubert's "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" conclusion

You just saw the first four pages from DETECTIVE COMICS #853 over at IGN, but why stop there? It's Neil Gaiman, New York Times bestselling novelist, winner of more awards than we can list and one of the true trailblazing creators in the industry. Artist extraordinaire Andy Kubert. Batman. Here, for your continued reading pleasure, are two more pages from the issue -- which concludes the two-part "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" story -- picking up where IGN left off. [gallery link="file"]