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Blackest Night: Green Lantern

01/03/2011. Contributed by Geoff Willmetts

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Blackest Night: Green Lantern by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke. pub: DC Comics. 272 page graphic novel hardback. Price: $24.99 (US), $28.99 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-4012-2786-9.

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‘Blackest Night: Green Lantern’ is the second but unnumbered volume in ‘Blackest Night’ saga from ‘Green Lantern # 43-52’. Remember the bit in the Green Lantern oath about ‘in darkest night’, well it’s happened. The dead are being resurrected and various other colour ring corps owners are coming forward to fight the deepest evil to come forward, owners of the death rings.

Hal Jordan Green Lantern is off Earth with Carol Ferris Star Sapphire and Sinestro battling on one front, including himself and the Spectre when they get back. They have discovered that a combination to two different ring colours power blasts is capable of destroying these resurrected dead so ensuring so rather weird alliances. Out of all of this comes the topic of just want Jordan’s predecessor, Abin Sur, was up to prior to his death.

Meanwhile on Earth, his colleagues are trying to protect Coast City deeming it as something he would appreciate for protecting his back. Oddly, there is no reaction let alone any sign of the civilian population. John Stewart Green Lantern is fighting on another front as deceased members of the Green Lantern Corps are coming back and are after him.

In many respects this book is one enormous battle of survival and without giving any spoilers away still has yet to show any sign of ending just yet. I’m still amazed that anyone has a chance to talk about anything. I love something that happened early on where GL and the Flash are discussing disguises and what Superman changes to appear as Clark Kent. I often wonder if perhaps he shallow breathes as well so not to inflate his chest and have a larger torso but that’s a moot point.

As this book is part of a bigger set, the verdict is out until I read further.

GF Willmetts

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