Daily Archives: February 28, 2010

A Night to Remember

Variant coverBlackest Night #7
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Ivan Reis
Inks: Oclair Albert & Joe Prado
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Letters: Nick J. Napolitano
Cover artists: Reis & Albert/Rodolfo Migliari (variant)
Editor: Eddie Berganza
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99 US

Geoff Johns must’ve been really pleased when he saw Avatar or a little bit miffed (I’m assuming he saw it; given the box-office numbers on the flick, our entire species must’ve seen it). A central plot point and the main theme of the movie are reflected in the climactic revelation of this penultimate issue of Blackest Night. While not necessarily predictable, there’s definitely a certain logic to the plotting leading up to the reveal that keeps it from having that “wow” factor. Fortunately, the action that fills the scenes before that big moment makes for a thoroughly entertaining read. While many of the Blackest Night spinoffs/tie-ins have left something to be desired, the core event title has featured solid, fun super-hero storytelling.

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