Monday, August 3, 2009
Blackest Night #1
Blackest Night #1
Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis
Published by DC Comics
Green Lantern has been so awesome since I’ve been reading it. I like how there are a lot of different types of Lantern teams and each one has different moods. The Black Lanterns were talked about for a long time and this is the big comic book where all the Black Lantern zombies start coming out and try to take over everything. Now that all of the other colored Lantern teams have come out it’s time for the really evil team to join in and start trouble.
There were a lot of really great moments in this comic. The Black Hand is really creepy. He’s digging up the grave of Batman and using his skull to make Black Lantern rings. I don’t know why Batman’s skull makes the rings but it’s kind of cool that it’s happening because it probably means Batman will come back really angry and kick the Black Lantern’s butt for doing that.
I liked how all these things were talking place at different times. Green Lantern Hal is showing Flash all of the super heroes who died while he was gone and he also shows them that the Justice League is keeping all the bodies of the bad guys at their base so no bad guys can steal the bodies and do experiments. When those bad guys turn into zombies because of the Black Hand the Justice League base is going to be in big trouble.
And the other Green Lanterns are at their base in space when Black Hand brings back to life all of the Green Lanterns that ever died. I liked how every time the Black Hand said ‘rise’ it meant that the dead people were going to come back as zombie Lanterns. The art on the pages where all the zombies are coming alive with their rings was really well done. It was scary and cool at the same time. The blue Guardians fighting it out was really strange, as well. They’ve been doing everything wrong and not helping the Green Lanterns for a long time and now they’re all getting in trouble and they’re probably going to get killed because of it.
One of the best parts of the book was with Hawkman and Hawkgirl when they get attacked by friends of theirs who were turned into Black Lanterns. Hawkman is a really tough character and the battle between him and the Black Lanterns showed how tough the zombie guys really are because if they can take out Hawkman they are going to be really hard to beat. It was a really bloody battle and I thought it was cool that Hawkman and Hawkgirl tried to team up and fight the Black Lanterns together. I was really surprised by how the fight ended and what was said on the last page.
Green Lantern has turned into an even better book since the Black Lantern story started. I can’t wait to see how the Justice League battles their old friends and stops the Black Lanterns. I bet they’re going to have to team up with some of the evil Lanterns like the Red and Yellow to be able to stop them all.
My Rating: 10 out of 10