Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Why You Should Read "Green Lantern: Blackest Night"

Issues: Green Lantern #43-52

The War of Light has come to the inevitable conclusion of the "Blackest Night" and no one is safe... 
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In my last post, I wrote about the "Blackest Night" series, which was made up of about eight issues. But, I also mentioned how "Blackest Night" was a storyline that impacted the entire DC universe, and that includes dozens of DC comic book titles. In this post, I am going to be talking about "Green Lantern: Blackest Night".
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If you thought "Blackest Night" was overwhelming and intense, well then "Green Lantern: Blackest Night" may be a little too much for you, because everything is chaos in this storyline. Not in a bad way that will confuse a reader, what I mean is that I will probably have to break this storyline up into several storylines in a future posts.
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The story begins with a prologue that sets up not just "Green Lantern: Blackest Night" but the entire comic book event. Besides setting the tone of the story, the prologue also gives a quick origin of Green Lantern's nemesis, Black Hand, a character I would like to write more about in the future.
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Hal Jordan, along with the Flash, soon discover that the dead are rising from their graves and feasting on the hearts of the living. Whisked away by the mysterious Indigo-1, who wields an indigo ring powered by compassion, Hal must gather the other ring-slingers to battle against Black Hand and the zombie Black Lanterns.

After the events of "Rage of the Red Lanterns", Sinestro discovered that the Star Sapphires were attempting to convert the female members of his Sinestro Corps. Hal and Indigo-1 find Sinestro and Carol Ferris, a Star Sapphire again, battling on Zamaron.
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On the Blue Lantern homeworld of Odym, Larfleeze has launched his own assault in an attempt to steal the power of the the Blue Lanterns and claim it as his own. Obviously, this team-up of ring-slingers is not off to a good start with everyone wanting to kill one another.
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Meanwhile, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hal's partner, is battling against the dead in space and has to lead a massive assault against Black Hand and his secret master. John not only has to deal with his dead friends, but also an entire planet and the love of his life, Green Lantern Katma Tui.
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If this whole thing was not cool enough, Hal Jordan also has to embrace Parallax, the monster that once possessed him, to battle a zombified Spectre, God's spirit of vengeance.
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And if that was not enough of a reason to read "Green Lantern: Blackest Night", you might be interested in knowing that this story line is written by the awesome, Geoff Johns, with gorgeously intense art by Doug Mahnke. 

If you read "Blackest Night", you have to read "Green Lantern: Blackest Night"

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