This is one of the latest crossover epics published by DC Comics. The dead heroes and villains of the DC Universe are brought back to life as Black Lanterns, thanks to the villain, Black Hand. Told in multiple volumes and graphic novel series, this event heralds the return of several superheroes, thought to be forever gone. The typical good vs. evil fight is presented in gory but not over the top detail. The Green Lanterns unite with the Red, Orange, Blue, Indigo, and Star Sapphires to create a White Lantern which attempts to destroy the evil havok created by the millions of Black Lanterns from all over the universe.
As I am a huge DC fan, I enjoyed it, but it was a bit confusing as I didn’t know the order in which to read the graphic novels. There is the main story of the Green Lanterns, as presented in Blackest Night, and then several other graphic novels which present the stories of other heroes and the struggle to survive against the undead.
Here are the Graphic Novels in this series as of now:
Blackest Night: Green Lantern
Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol 1 & 2
Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps
I would recommend highly to most regular Graphic Novels readers, with the caveat that it does get confusing with some heroes’ backstories. As I am not a huge fan of undead/paranormal/zombies, I did not read too close to bedtime, but I did highly enjoy them.
Reviewed by: Angie