Daily Archives: July 10, 2009

Beware My Power, Gory Lantern’s Blight

Variant coverGreen Lantern #43
“Blackest Night Prologue: Tale of the Black Lantern”
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Doug Mahnke
Inks: Christian Alamy
Colors: Randy Mayor
Letters: Rob Leigh
Cover artists: Mahnke & Alamy (regular)/Eddy Barrows & Nei Ruffino (variant)
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99 US

Despite the fact that this issue is billed as a “prologue” to Blackest Night, the storyline that Geoff Johns has been setting up for almost five years finally gets underway in this issue. I imagine it’s going to be a hard-to-find issue, not only for the event connection but because it’s a well-crafted comic book as well. Not perfect, mind you, but good. As I made my way through this book, I had some concerns about the thoroughly macabre elements, and there’s a shocking, graphically violent climax that’s a little unsettling. But this is a story setting up the existence of an army of zombie Black Lanterns, so it’s not like this stuff is coming from out of nowhere.

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