Well, how appropriate it is that Blackest Night concludes just prior to Easter weekend, itself a celebration of resurrection. Let’s look at the repercussions.
It’s not new to have a hero on the run, pursued by former allies and the forces of the law. It is a little newer for said hero to actually be guilty of whatever they have been accused of I suppose, but not tremendously so. What a disappointing consequence to what was actually an excellent series.
Blackest Night is fast drawing to a close (Praise the Light!), and now the Guardians greatest secret is out. Life in the universe originated not on Oa (or rather Maltus, but let’s just ignore that slight continuity error), but on Earth. This is the secret the Guardians swore to keep.
On Earth? Come again?!?
So, Suicide Squad and Secret Six have reawakened my enjoyment of Blackest Night, although I have to say, I do miss the weekly-issued crossover event. You know, the one that’s over quickly?
Let’s give Waller a home people. Or bring back the Suicide Squad for good.
As a reader, I want to know that the creators are fairly reimbursed for their work, but what I really want are quality stories, featuring characters that I know and love. Anything that can detract from that I would rise up and protest.
So finally the end of the Dark Reign is in sight. Erm, am I a traitor if I root for Asgard?
Anybody up for a Zombie-Lantern ongoing series? Or a zombie-Batman in Blackest Knight?
In this new age of technology, surely those of us who wish to dispense with paper, or even just make room for an expanding family, deserve an alternative. Especially one that doesn’t break the bank, or criminalise someone.
Blackest Night #5 picks up the pace of DC’s crossover event, with an ending that rather took me by surprise, although I rather think we can see how Bruce Wayne will be returning from the dead. I dearly hope I am wrong here.