So Blackest Night DC's latest big thing super-crossover event of the year. I just got number 8 last night (Mail order comics put you behind a bit) and I've got to say I was pretty happy with the outcome.
I didn't get into all of the crossovers and other limited series that went along with this (currently not able to buy a lot of DC titles) but I have read the crossovers in JLA and JSA and those couple of comics you got the free rings with and I have to say that I am pleased in what I've read.
I'm really going to have to read the series over because there is so much about DC Comics that I don't understand and Blackest Night has a lot happening in it that makes me scratch my head but boy does it look awesome, Ivan Reis can draw all of my comics and I'd be ok with that.
This post isn't to really spoil it or tell you about the story I'd rather not do that right now so I'm here to give a few words on what I think the result will do.
Blackest Night resulted in bringing back several major characters from the dead. Some of the final words of the series by Hal Jordan spoke that I think will impact DC for years to come "I Think Dead Is Dead From Here On Out," those are powerful words in comics and I hope that they are true. In my mind I'm going to believe that DC brought back all of the characters that they want alive and those that remained dead will stay dead forever. Believing this will probably burn me but I think people are getting tired of seeing characters die and come back so much and hopefully the creators and publishers will see that death is a serious thing and changes the universe and has lasting effect on all those who survive.
DC you did a great thing with Blackest Night and I'm looking forward to reading the Brightest Day series coming out soon. I hope that you run with what you have set up and make the best comics you possibly can. This series alone has me interested in reading Green Lantern and comic books featuring all of the other Lantern Corps.
As for who they brought back to life . . . that you'll just have to read the series for now. I may come back later on and give a full review of the series with full on spoilers and just ruin it for everyone.
- Kevin P. Johnson
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